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Linares is the Wimbledon of chess!
Morelia/Linares is an eight-player, double round-robin and is held from February 14 till March 8. Participants are Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Ivanchuk, Leko, Radjabov, Shirov and Topalov.
The first part takes place 14-23 February in the Mexican city of Morelia, after which the players fly to Spain for the second part of the tournament: February 28 – March 8 in Linares.
Monday, March 3 Round 11
Tuesday, March 4 Round 12
Thursday, March 6 Round 13
Friday, March 7 Round 14
Saturday, March 8 CLOSING
Games are played at 14:30 GTM
Anand vs Carlsen
Round 10: Linares
Anand played white…. this game was a draw…in fact, all games in round 10 were draws!
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 Bg5 12. Nc2 Ne7 13. a4 bxa4 14. Ncb4
O-O 15. Qxa4 Nxd5 16. Nxd5 Bd7 17. Qa2 a5 18. Bd3 Bc6 19. O-O b8 20. Bc4 Kh8 21. b3 f5 22. exf5
Round 11: Leko vs Carlsen…1:0
Anand and Radjabov: Draw! see game link here…
See youtube video about round 11 at the bottom of this post.
Round 11…click HERE to play through the game of Radjabov and Anand….Radjabov played white…
Please click HERE to play through the game of Anand and Carlsen, round 10.
Please click HERE to play through the games of round 9.
Click HERE to play through all the games played so far till round 11 ! Names of players are on the top menu in a line and you can click on a name to see their games.
The “big eight”…..
Veselin Topalov..born 15th March 1975…Bulgaria
Alexei Shirov….born…4th July 1972…Spain
Peter Leko….born..8th Sept 1979….Hungary
Viswanathan Anand …born…11th Dec 1969…India
Vassily Ivanchuk ….born…18th March 1969…Ukraine
Levon Aronian…born 6th October 1982…Armenia
Teimour Radjabov…born….12th March 1987…Azerbaidzhan
Magnus Carlsen…born 30th Nov 1990….Norway
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Played 3rd March 2008.