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.
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Report Round 1
Morelia-Linares has had a promising start. Anand defeated Shirov with Black in Najdor with a typical sacrifice of exchange on c3, Topalov beat Aronian in home preparation a Nimzo-Indian, Leko won as well, against Radjabov who tried a Sveshnikov, and Carlsen-Ivanchuk was a quiet draw in Najdorf)
Games with coments round 1