Thursday, 28 August 2008


Vassily Ivanchuk wins the Tal Memorial tournament in style a point clear of second place shared between Alexander Morozevich, Boris Gelfand,Ruslan Ponomariov and World champion contender Vladimir Kramnik. But more importantly Ivanchuk went through the tournament undefeated.
Kramnik perhaps has one eye on the World championship match with Anand later this year and was not at his best.

1. Ivanchuk, Vassily 6
2. Morozevich, Alexander 5
3. Gelfand, Boris 5
4. Ponomariov, Ruslan 5
5. Kramnik, Vladimir 5
6. Leko, Peter 4.5
7. Kamsky, Gata 4
8. Alekseev, Evgeny 4
9. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 3.5
10. Shirov, Alexei 3

I give a game from the first round Kamsky is about to be checkmated if play carries on

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