The 12th North American FIDE Invitational began on June 21, 2008 at the Touch Move Chess Center in Chicago.

Standings after 5 rounds

1st– 4.5/5
FM Florin Felecan

2-3rd- 3.5/5
FM Marc Arnold
FM Albert Chow

3rd – 5th place – 2.5/5
IM Angelo Young
IM Kirill Kuderinov
IM Emory Tate

7th – 8th place – 1.5/5
WFM Yuanling Yuan
IM-elect Mehmed Pasalic

9-10th place – 1/5
FM Jim Dean
FM Aleksander Stamnov

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