Tal Memorial 2018

The players with five whites (Anand, Mamedyarov, Karjakin and Nakamura) managed to secure the top four spots in the final standing. The only player with four whites to fail at this task was Svidler, who finished next to last.

The game of the tournament was played by young Daniil Dubov. He managed to catch Naka in a nice piece of preparation.

To win a tournament against competition of similar strength one needs to be lucky. Anand’s lucky moment came against Grischuk.