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The Final round! and…read about Anand…the winner at the bottom of this post…

End position of Shirov (white) against Ivanchuk round 14.

Please click HERE to play through the game of Shirov (white) against Ivanchuk. This game was a draw.

End position of Carlsen (white) against Radjabov round 14.

Please click HERE to play through the game of Carlsen (white) against Radjabov. A long game that ended in a draw.

End position of the game against Anand and Topalov, round 14.

Please click HERE to play through the game of Anand (white) and Topalov in round 14 played today. The game was a draw.

End position of the game between Leko and Aronian, round 14.

Click HERE to play through the game of Leko (white) and Aronian. This game was a draw too.



For the third time in his career, Viswanathan Anand emerged as the winner in the city of Linares. His first tournament victory as a world champion was “very similar to last year”, he said.

During the press conference after his draw against Topalov, Anand pointed out how much his tournament looked like that of 2007. Then he also scored 8.5 out of 14 and then too he was chased by Carlsen (but of course there was also the amazing comeback by Morozevich). He also emphasized how interesting the tournament had been. “Not only as a player but also as chess fan I have really enjoyed looking at the games here.”

Against Radjabov, for quite a while Carlsen had been trying in vain to win a slightly better ending that was a dead draw according to the experts. But it was understandable, since a victory would have yielded a shared first place with Anand. (Also in this case, Anand would have been the tournament winner as he won his minimatch with Carlsen). But in any case Magnus can look back at another great tournament, that got him virtually into the world’s top 5.

Read the article HERE on Chessvibes.

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Please click HERE to play through games from Linares round 13 as well as other rounds…


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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.

linares.png 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
Images from players:

Round 11
Played 3rd March 2008.

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Official site here….
The annual Linares chess tournament, usually played around the end of February, takes its name from the city of Linares in the Jaén province of Andalusia, Spain, in which it is held. It is sometimes described as the Wimbledon of chess. It is one of the strongest annual tournaments held on the chess tour, along with the Corus chess tournament and Dortmund chess tournament.
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LINARES here on Wikipedia…
Anand outplays Shirov in Linares chess

LINARES, February 29:   

Viswanathan Anand once again showed excellent technique to outplay Alexei Shirov in the eighth round of the Morelia-Linares chess as the second leg got underway in Linares.Anand’s fourth win in eight rounds took his tally to 5.5 points and extended his lead to a full point. Anand is now one point clear of his nearest rivals Lev Aronian and Magnus Carslen, who have 4.5 points each. Anand also benefited from the win against Shirov as Magnus Carlsen lost a seemingly winning game against Vassily Ivanchuk.In his game against Shirov, whom he beat for the FIDE World title back in 2000, Anand made the Latvian-born Spaniard pay for not being able to get adequate counter play. In Sveshnikov Sicilian, Shirov’s pawn weaknesses ultimately cost him the game. It took Anand 57 moves and some fine technique to bring in the full point.Vaselin Topalov, trying to press too hard for a win, saw the effort backfire as he lost to Aronian. The game was balanced for a long time, but Topalov overpressed and Aronian responded with a defensive exchange sacrifice. That ultimately resulted in a superior endgame for Aronian, who converted it in 65 moves.Ivanchuk squandered a winning chance against Carlsen and made a wrong choice of move on the 20th turn, which ran him into serious time trouble. Carlsen soon won the race between the opposing sides’ passed pawns and grabbed a full point.The game between Teimour Radjabov and Peter Leko was drawn, but it was as exciting as any of the decisive games.Anand finished the first leg in Morelia, Mexico with 4.5 points from seven rounds. The players had four days rest but traveled more than 24 hours and the time difference between Mexico and Spain is seven hours, resulting in considerable jet lag.  

Original Report can be read here ….

Read on the US-chess site HERE more about the standings after round 7! There are also games to play through of the Grandmasters participating in this tournament. More chess news…..

Aronyan resumes in Spain from fourth position Morelia/Linares resumed in Spain on Thursday (February 28), with Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronyan (with white) beating Bulgaria’s Veselin Topalov in the opening game.Aronyan finished the Mexican part of the super chess tournament in the fourth position (with 3.5 points in seven games) among eight grandmasters. The 2006 Morelia/Linares winner let Spain’s Alexey Shirov and Bulgaria’s Veselin Topalov (4 points) outstrip him after losing to Norway’s Magnus Carlsen in the last round on Sunday. India’s Vishy Anand, the reigning world champion who is defending his last year’s tournament win, was a clear leader with 4.5 points.On Friday, February 29, Aronyan, with white pieces, was due to play Anand.The Linares part of the tournament is due to end on March 7.Meanwhile, Armenian chess-player Movses Movsisyan, representing the United States, scored 5.5 points out of 7 and took the first prize in the Winter Open held in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. Forty chess-players participated in the tournament, according to http://www.armchess.am.And Armenian GM Varuzhan Hakobyan (also from the USA) scored 5.5 points out of 7 and shared the 2nd-6th places in the 3rd Open held in Morelia, Mexico. Hakobyan was behind the winner GM Ramirez (Costa Rica) with only half a point. Ninety-five chess players participated.

The “Magnicificent Eight” lined up in Spain, the players in this chess tournament.

On THIS LINK you can follow some of the results of round 10.

Peter Leko and his wife….

Vishy Anand and his wife…

Levon Aronian

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Game…round 1……Topalov against…Aronian……

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Click HERE to play through the game of Grandmaster Aronian – white –  and Grandmaster Leko – round 3 – played on the 14th January 2008 in Holland during the Corus tournament in Wijk aan Zee. The game was a draw.

Read the Official Report of round 3 here on the Corus site.

Picture: Grandmaster Peter Leko

Read HERE about Leko.

Grandmaster: Levon Aronian

Read HERE more about Aronian.

Click HERE to play through the game of GM Mamedyarov – white –  and GM Kramnik also in round 3. The game was a draw.

On the next two pictures… Kramnik and Mamedyarov

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Round 6….Anand and Leko live chess.

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Follow this link and play through the game of Kramnik and Leko..
Kramnik and other chess players’ games.

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