It is always pleasant to see lots of very interesting and strong tournaments happening at the same time as you can watch everything or choose the ones you wish to follow. This week Tal Memorial had started, a match of 6 games (time control is 45 minutes+15 sec per move) is being played in Leon between Topalov and Vallejo Pons and tomorrow Women’s Grand-Prix starts in Kazan’!
In their match Vallejo drew the first game:
And won the second:
And there are quite a few interesting 1st round pairings in Kazan’: