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Friday, June 15, 2012

Tal Chess Memorial Round 6: Kramnik Catches up With Morozevich for Joint Lead

Hikaru Nakamura
US Chess Champion 2012
Photo: Eteri Kublashvili
Former world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik caught up with leader Alexander Morozevich at the 7th Mikhail Tal Chess memorial in the sixth round with a second victory back-to-back. Hikaru Nakamura beat Alexander Morozevich as the latter got into time trouble. Kramnik beat Evgeny Tomashevsky. Meanwhile, Fabiano Caruana also beat Luke McShane. The other two games were drawn: Carlsen - Aronian and Grischuk - Radjabov.

Results of Round 6
1. Caruana - McShane 1-0
2. Kramnik - Tomashevsky 1-0
3. Morozevich - Nakamura 0-1
4. Carlsen - Aronian draw
5. Grischuk - Radjabov draw

Standings after Round 6
1-2. Kramnik, Morozevich - 4
3-5. Carlsen, Caruana, Radjabov - 3.5
6. Nakamura 3
7-8. Aronian, Grischuk - 2.5
9. McShane - 2
10.Tomashevsky - 1.5

Friday is a rest day at the Tal Chess Memorial

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