Petrosian Memorial
Posted: 03 November 2014 06:01 PM  
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A strong tournament has been organized in Moscow, Russia, in memory of the great Tigran Petrosian.
From Novermber 4-11, the Tashir International Chess tournament presents an interesting line-up, with Alexander Grischuk, Alexander Morozevich, the indefatigable Boris Gelfand - who just finished the Grand Prix marathon, where he played 22 games in a month! - Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Ding Liren, Peter Leko and Ernesto Inarkiev. 
Games start at 7AM EST; last round at 5AM. ICC will relay the games live.

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Posted: 04 November 2014 01:10 PM   [ # 1 ]  
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Round 1

Good start for Alexander Grischuk, the only one to win his game in the first round. Now Grischuk’s LIVE rating is 2798.4. We could soon get 4 players with a 2800+ rating in the list!

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Posted: 05 November 2014 06:27 PM   [ # 2 ]  
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Round 2

Grischuk is on a roll! He won the second game in a row, and now leads the standings with 2/2. Super-Alexander crossed the mythical 2800 barrier in the LIVE rating list for the first time in his career. Now he is number 3 in the world with 2803 points.
Kramnik defeated Inarkeiv, and is now second in the standings, half a point behind the leader.

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Posted: 06 November 2014 12:34 PM   [ # 3 ]  
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Round 3

Are we going to witness another “Fabulous Streak” (as New in Chess titles its article about Caruana’s magnificent feat in the Sinquefield Cup 2014, where the Italian stud won 7 games in a row)?
Super-Alexander Grischuk won again today, this time against his fellow countryman and homonym Aexander Morozevich. The other 3 games were draws.
With 3 points, now the Russian talent leads by a full point over Vladimir Kramnik.

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Posted: 08 November 2014 04:49 PM   [ # 4 ]  
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Round 4

All draws today in Moscow. Grischuk’s Fabulous Streak didn’t reach the amazing height of Caruana’s, but if we take into account the three previous wins that Alexander achieved in the FIDE GP in Baku, he was able to win 6 game in a row. His rating in the LIVE list is now 2806.1.
Grischuk still leads the standings with one point over Vladimir Kramnik.

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Posted: 09 November 2014 12:34 PM   [ # 5 ]  
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Round 5

Grischuk won again, and now leads the standings by 1.5 points, with only two rounds to go. His score is impressive so far: +4 =1 -0.
His rating in the LIVE list is 2810.2!

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Posted: 10 November 2014 02:12 PM   [ # 6 ]  
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Round 6
Grischuk drew his game, and Kramnik won an excellent game vs. Morozevich. Kramnik got closer, though with only one round to go, Alexander Grischuk only needs a draw to secure the final victory in this strong Petrosian Memorial.
Tomorrow LAST round starts two hours earlier, at 5AM EST.

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Posted: 11 November 2014 03:18 PM   [ # 7 ]  
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Round 7
Alexander “Sasha” Grischuk won the Tahskir Petrosian Memorial Tournament. In the last round Grischuk drew Kramnik, who was following him a point behind in the standings. A very good tournament for the strong Russian, who now is with the elite up there, with a monster rating of 2809.7!

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