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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

7th Mikhail Tal Memorial 2012.

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Russian Chess Federation announced that according to the final decision the 7th Mikhail Tal Memorial will take place from June 7-19. At the moment Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik confirmed their participation in the tournament. Other participants as well as the venue of the tournament will be known later.

Traditionally Tal Memorial takes place in November. The famous World Champion was born in November and originally it was intended the event to be held exactly in the last month of Fall. The Memorial was brought forward only once in 2008, when it was held in August.



Winners of the previous tournaments,


2006       -   Levon Aronian, Peter Leko, Ruslan Ponomariov   -   5 1/2 /9
2007       -   Vladimir Kramnik                                           -    6 1/2/9
2008       -   Vassily Ivanchuk                                            -   6/9
2009       -   Vladimir Kramnik                                           -   6 1/2 / 9
2010       -   Levon Aronian, Surgey Karjakin, Shakhiriyar      -   5 1/2 /9
2011       -   Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian                       -   5 1/2 / 9