Mikhail Tal has a special place in the hearts of most chess players. Tal deeply
loved the game of chess and believed "Chess, first of all, is Art."
Fittingly, the 2009 Tal Memorial in honor of the "Magician from Riga" is the
strongest tournament of the year, and one of the strongest fields of all time.
The line-up (in alphabetical order) is: Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian,
Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Leko, Boris Gelfand, Vassily Ivanchuk,
Alexander Morozevich, Peter Svidler and Ruslan Ponomariov. The main event will
be followed also by the World Blitz Championship.
There will be extended live coverage of the Tal Memorial each day here on
Chess.FM as hosts Mig Greengard & Macauley Peterson (who will also be in Moscow
filming the second half for ICC) will be joined for move-by-move commentary
from our expert grandmaster team of Joel Benjamin, Larry Christiansen, Nick De
Firmian, Gregory Kaidanov and Ronen Har-Zvi.
We'll also have the daily New In Chess trivia and ICC Game of the Day trivia.
Play gets underway each day here on ICC at 7am - finger TalMemorial09 for
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