The ongoing Tal Memorial is the marquee event of the moment, but other interesting events are also underway, of which I'll mention two. First, there's an eight-game match between Norwegian GM Jon Ludwig Hammer and Czech GM David Navara. As is increasingly common the last two years, it's a hybrid of classical and rapid games. Even in this hybrid context, there's still an unusual twist: games 1 and 2, 5 and 6 are classical; games 3, 4, 7 and 8 are rapid. Game 1 was drawn, and Hammer won game 2.
On a grander scale, there's the Spanish Team Championship. Eight teams participate in a round-robin event, and each match is contested on seven boards. Many strong players are participating, including 2700s Pentala Harikrishna, Richard Rapport, Leinier Dominguez, Ernesto Inarkiev, Teimour Radjabov, and Francisco Vallejo Pons.