Tal Memorial Blitz 2014 (Games and Results)
Tal Memorial Blitz 2014
Mark Crowther - Friday 14th November 2014
Shakhriyar's day 1 win against Grischuk turned out to be crucial in the end. Grischuk did win the return on day 2. Photo © | http://sochi2014.fide.com
The Tal Memorial Blitz took place 13th-14th November 2014. The event was on the rest day before and morning of game 5 of the World Chess Championship match in Sochi. $100,000 in prizes, $20,000 first place. Players: Kramnik, Karjakin, Svidler, Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Tomashevsky, Morozevich, Inarkiev, Kosteniuk, Gelfand, Leko, Mamedyarov.
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the title with 16/22 by half a point from Alexander Grischuk. Mamedaraov scored 10/11 on the first day and only 6/11 the second and had to win the final round against Sergey Karjakin (who scored well on day 2) to take the title. Grischuk too couldn't quite match his 8/11 on the first day scoring 7.5/11 on day two. Games and final standings.
Tal Memorial Blitz 2014 (12 players 22 Rds DRR Indiv TC:4m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games
Tal Memorial Blitz 2014 (12 players 22 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 4m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games
| Tal Memorial Blitz 2014 Sochi RUS Thu 13th Nov 2014 - Fri 14th Nov 2014
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