Russian Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi is the winner of Mikhail Tal Memorial 2016, which finished yesterday in Moscow/Russia.
He drew his last game against Boris Gelfand with Black pieces, and triumphed with 6 points, half a point ahead of Anish Giri (Netherlands). Levon Aronian (Armenia) and Viswanathan Anand (India) tied for the third place with 5 points.
The 10th Tal Memorial was held from 25 September to 6 October 2016, at the Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow. The tournament is a part of Chess in Museums project of RCF and Timchenko Charitable Foundation. The general sponsor of the 10th Tal Memorial was Russian Highways state company.
The event was played as a single round Round-Robin with the classical time control of 1 hour and 40 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 minutes for the next 20 moves, 15 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 30 seconds increment per each move. The Chief Arbiter of the tournament was IA Anatoly Bykhovsky.
The prize fund was 200 000 USD.
Photos by Eteri Kublashvili