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10th Tal Memorial 2016 (8)

All games drawn against in Tal Memorial Round 8

Leader Ian Nepomniachtchi drew with Viswanathan Anand in an original English Opening which ended in repetition in 29 moves.

Second placed Anish Giri draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in a Giuoco Pianissimo where they traded to a draw in 40 moves.

Vladimir Kramnik got a small stable advantage against Evgeny Tomashevsky in a quiet King's Indian Attack style position where he eventually won a pawn. Kramnik tried for a very long time before having to concede the draw on move 108.

Peter Svidler didn't get much of an edge in a 3.Bb5 Sicilian against Boris Gelfand and was drawn in 29 moves. Levon Aronian had a small edge against Li Chao but it didn't look enough for a win. Draw in 60 moves.

Round 8 Standings: Nepomniachtchi 5.5pts/8, Giri 5pts, Aronian, Kramnik, Anand 4.5pts, Svidler, Li Chao 4pts, Mamedyarov 3.5pts, Tomashevsky 3pts, Gelfand 1.5pts

Play starts two hours earlier for the final round 9. 1pm local time 11am UK time.

Final Round 9 pairings: Thursday 6th Oct. Mamedyarov-Kramnik, Li Chao-Giri, Anand-Aronian, Gelfand-Nepomniachtchi, Tomashevsky-Svidler.

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