The 7th International Tal Memorial has come to an end. Teymur Rajabov claimed third place with a draw against Hikaru Nakamura (USA) in an incredibly close finale. As a whole, Azerbaijani grand master finished the tournament with 5 scores. The second place winner Caruana secured 5 scores as well but came second on the tie-break rule of higher number of black games.
Magnus Carlsen won the top tournament. He defeated Luke McShane with Black, and because Fabiano Caruana lost to Levon Aronian the Norwegian finished clear first at the Tal Memorial with 5.5/9.