Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kramnik wins Tal Memorial, Carlsen tops live rating list

The 2009 Tal Memorial concluded today with Vladimir Kramnik winning the first place and claiming his second major tournament this year. Earlier he also won Dortmund (his 9th trophy there), after taking a timeout in the first half of the season.

But another, and for some probably even more important news, is that Magnus Carlsen beat Peter Leko in the final round and surpassed Veselin Topalov on the live rating list. Topalov won't be playing until Linares 2010 and Carlsen has a chance to increase the margin at the London Chess Classic in December.

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