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Tal Memorial 2009

Most of the top rated players, 5-14th November in Moscow, Russia

Anand square 2

Viswanathan Anand

The 2009 Tal Memorial will take place on 5-14th November in Moscow, Russia. According to the September rating list, ten out of thirteen top players, including the reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand, will take participation. Veselin Topalov, Teimour Radjabov and Dmitry Jakovenko are not among the invited.

Levon Aronian, winner of the FIDE Grand Prix and Grand Slam Final, and probably the most successful tournament player in 2009, is making a comeback after the shared first place in the 2006 event. Norwegian wonderboy Magnus Carlsen will also be there.

Vassily Ivanchuk will defend the last year’s trophy, and Peter Leko and Boris Gelfand are returning to play in their third Tal Memorial.

Former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and 2007 Tal Memorial winner is leading the Russian contingent. Besides him, Peter Svidler is participating and Alexander Morozevich was finally confirmed. The last to be added to the starting lineup is Ruslan Ponomariov.

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