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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov longs for win in Tal memorial


Baku. Kenan Hasanov - APA-Sport. Azerbaijani grandmaster has made a draw in the 4th round of Mikhail Tal memorial tournament in Moscow, Russia.
The 23-year-old’s encounter with Vasili Ivanchuk of Ukraine ended in a draw. This is the fourth tie of Mamedyarov in the competition in a row. The encounters of Evgeni Alekseev (Russia) - Gata Kamsky (USA), Alexei Shirov (Spain) - Boris Gelfand (Israel), Peter Leko (Hungary) - Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) - Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) ended in draws as well. Morozevich tops the tournament with 3 points. Mammedyarov has scored 2 points so far. The games of Morozevich - Shirov, Ivanchuk - Kramnik, Ponomariov - Leko, Kamsky - Mammedyarov, Gelfand – Alekseev will be played today in round 5.
The competition will last till August 27. It will be followed by the blitz tournament with the participation of 18 players on August 29-30.

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