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Morelia Linares 2008 starts in a week

live games and commentary from Morelia Linares on Chessdom

One week is left until the start of Morelia Linares 2008, the second competition of the Chess Grand Slam in 2008. All the players are currently in top 15 of the world, with average rating 2756, which makes the tournament category XXI. That makes the tournament stronger than Corus (average ELO 2742, XX category) and stronger than Mtel Masters 2008 (average ELO 2734, XX category).

Anand 2799 / №2

Topalov 2780 / №3

Shirov 2755 / №7

Leko 2753 / №8

Ivanchuk 2751 / №9

Aronian 2739 / №10

Radjabov 2735 / №12

Carlsen 2733 / №13

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Current rating for the Morelia Linares participants

The data above is based on the January 2008 rating list. Morelia Linares 2008 will be even stronger if we look at the live rating of the players

Anand 2793 / №1 (-6)

Topalov 2767 /№4 (-13)

Shirov 2756 / №5 (+1)

Leko 2755 / №6 (+2)

Aronian 2752 / №7 (+13)

Carlsen 2751 / №8 (+17)

Radjabov 2746 / №9 (+11)

Ivanchuk 2741 / №11 (-10)

That puts all players, but Ivanchuk, in top 10! Furthermore, the average rating of the competition is 2758, with players gaining close to 20 ELO points in total in the past months. The tournament keeps the category XXI.

Morelia Linares 2008 Live games

The tradition of having live commentary and games on Chessdom.com from big events continues. With you will be GM Vladimir Dimitrov, IM Miodrag Perunovic, Goran Urosevic, WFM Iva Videnova, and it is very probable that two more GM commentators join as well. Games start at 22:30 CET / 16:30 EST during the first rounds in Morelia.

After every round you will find the pgn, detailed report, photos, and videos on the pages of Chessdom. Stay tuned for updates!

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More resources about Morelia Linares

General page – all info about Morelia Linares 2008

Morelia Linares preview – players, photos, etc.

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