10th Tal Memorial starts in the Museum of Russian Impressionism on September 25

21 September 2016 The 10th Tal Memorial will take place on September 25 – October 6, 2016, in the Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow. The tournament will have 21st category (average rating of the participants – 2760). The lineup: Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2808), Levon Aronian (Armenia, 2795), Viswanathan Anand (India, 2776), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan, 2761), Anish Giri (Netherlands, 2755), Li Chao (China, 2746), Peter Svidler (Russia, 2745), Boris Gelfand (Israel, 2743), Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia, 2740) and Evgeny Tomashevsky (Russia, 2731). 

This tournament will become a part of Chess in Museums project, carried out by Russian Chess Federation together with the Timchenko Foundation since 2012. The general sponsor of the event is Russian Highways state company. 

Prize fund: 200 000 USD. 




Schedule: the opening ceremony and lots-drawing blitz tournament will take place on September 25 at 6 pm. Playing days are September 26 through October 6, with two rest days on September 28 and October 3. 

The video broadcast of the legendary super tournament will be organized by "Chesscast" in two languages: English and Russian. 
 
The English-speaking commentators will be GMs Evgenij Miroshnichenko, Daniil Dubov and Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam.

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