Magnus Carlsen wins Tal Memorial

In the exciting final round of the 2012 Tal Memorial, Magnus Carlsen defeated Luke McShane and took the winner’s trophy, repeating the success from the last year’s edition.

He did get a little help from Levon Aronian who won against Fabiano Caruana, preventing the Italian star from achieving probably the biggest success of his career.

The other three games were drawn.

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Round 9 results:

Aronian – Caruana 1-0
Nakamura – Radjabov draw
Tomashevsky – Grischuk draw
McShane – Carlsen 0-1
Kramnik – Morozevich draw

Final standings:

1. Carlsen – 5,5
2-3. Caruana, Radjabov – 5
4-7. Aronian, Grischuk, Kramnik, Morozevich – 4,5
8-9.McShane, Nakamura – 4
10. Tomashevsky – 3,5

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