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10th Tal Memorial

Nepomniachtchi, Ian vs. Aronian, Levon

The 10th edition of the Tal Memorial is taking place in the new Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow, Russia from 26 September to 6 October. The 10-player all-play-all tournament features a stellar line-up, including former World Champions Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand. At stake is a $200,000 prize fund, with $45,000 for 1st place. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. A tie for 1st will be broken by two 3+2 blitz games and then, if required, by one Armageddon game, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4, but loses in case of a draw. Official website: ruchess.ru