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Tal Memorial Tournament - Kramnik is in his best

Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik won Tal Memorial 2007 tournament after his victory in 8-th round against Shakhriar Mamedyarov. Round before the finish Russian grandmaster has 1,5 points over the second - Aleksey Shirov and take the sole lead. Mamedyarov had tried an unusual chess opening with black bishop fiancceto in answer of an 1. d4, but this was not enought according Vladimir's experiance.
All other games were draw finished.

Results (Round 8; 18.11.2007):

Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (RUS), 10-19th November 2007 cat. XX (2741)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Shirov, Alexei - Gelfand, Boris ˝-˝Petroff's Defence
Lékó, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus ˝-˝Ruy Lopez Exchange
Kamsky, Gata - Ivanchuk, Vassily ˝-˝English Symmetrical
Alekseev, Evgeny - Jakovenko, Dmitry ˝-˝Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence

Standings (after 8-th round):

Tal Memorial Moscow RUS (RUS), 10-19th November 2007 cat. XX (2741)
1. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 27856
2. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2739
3. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 27144
4. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 27364
5. Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 27104
6. Lékó, Peter g HUN 2755 4
7. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2752
8. Kamsky, Gata g USA 2714
9. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2787
10. Alekseev, Evgeny g RUS 27163
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