Super-GM Morelia-Linares begins today

2/17/2007 – Ready for another top event? The traditional Linares tournament, which since 2006 has been split in two halves, is starting its first leg today (Saturday). The venue is the state theatre in Morelia, Mexico, and participants Topalov, Ivanchuk, Leko, Morozevich, Svidler, Carlsen, Anand and Aronian. We bring you pictures and the pairing.

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The Morelia/Linares Super GM tournament takes place from Feburary 16th until March 11th, 2007. It is staged in two halves, the first from 17th-25th February 2007 in Morelia, Mexico, and the second half from 2nd-10th March 2007 in Linares.


First stop on the trip from Hamburg to Morelia: the capital of Spain, Madrid


Arrival in Mexico City after a 13-hour non-stop flight from Madrid in a Boing 777.

We were offered the option of spending the night in a hotel, with a sumptuous meal in an Argentinian restaurant, or we could rush to the bus station and catch the night bus to Morelia. We opted for the latter and arrived at around 3:30 a.m. at our destination, Hotel Alameda. Body time: 10:30 a.m. Off to bed, except that your inner clock wakes you up three hours later. It will take a couple of days to return to any kind of normalcy.


A familiar sight, the baroque Cathedral of Morelia which dominates the skyline

For more pictures of the city see our report from last year's event, or go to our Spanish site, where my colleague Nadja Woisin has posted a lot of pictures from this year's trip.


At the opening ceremony we see Magnus Carlsen, Peter Svidler, Alexander Morozevich, Levon Aronian, Peter Leko and Vishy Anand in the front row


Peter Leko and Vishy Anand


A pensive Magnus Carlsen wondering how this adventure will end. At sixteen Magnus is of course by far the youngest player in the field.


The Governor of Morelia and Mayor of Linares (middle) on the stage


The Mayor of Linares, Juan Fernandez, speaks to the audience


The governor of the province of Michoacán, Lázaro Cárdenas Batel


The drawing of places – Vishy Anand is the first on the stage and gets the seven


Veselin Topalov draws the two and will face Anand in game one


Topalov, Ivanchuk, Leko, Morozevich, Svidler, Carlsen, Anand and Aronian

And this is how they will play.

Schedule and results

Round 1: Saturday, February 17th

Vassily Ivanchuk 
   Peter Leko
Veselin Topalov 
   Vishy Anand
Peter Svidler 
   Levon Aronian
Magnus Carlsen 
   Alex. Morozevich
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Round 2: Sunday, February 18th

Peter Leko 
   Alex. Morozevich
Levon Aronian 
   Magnus Carlsen
Vishy Anand 
   Peter Svidler
Vassily Ivanchuk 
   Veselin Topalov
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Round 3: Monday, February 19th

Veselin Topalov 
   Peter Leko
Peter Svidler 
   Vassily Ivanchuk
Magnus Carlsen 
   Vishy Anand
Alex. Morozevich 
   Levon Aronian
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Free day: Tuesday, February 20th

Round 4: Wednesday, February 21st

Peter Leko 
   Levon Aronian
Vishy Anand 
   Alex. Morozevich
Vassily Ivanchuk 
   Magnus Carlsen
Veselin Topalov 
   Peter Svidler
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Round 5: Thursday, February 22nd

Peter Svidler 
   Peter Leko
Magnus Carlsen 
   Veselin Topalov
Alex. Morozevich 
   Vassily Ivanchuk
Levon Aronian 
   Vishy Anand
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Free day: Friday, February 23rd

Round 6: Saturday, February 24th

Magnus Carlsen 
   Peter Leko
Alex. Morozevich 
   Peter Svidler
Levon Aronian
   Veselin Topalov
Vishy Anand 
   Vassily Ivanchuk
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Round 7: Sunday, February 25th

Peter Leko  
   Vishy Anand
Vassily Ivanchuk 
   Levon Aronian
Veselin Topalov 
   Alex. Morozevich
Peter Svidler 
   Magnus Carlsen
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Transfer to Linares, Spain

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