After an exciting first half in Morelia, the super event will resume the second half in Linares tomorrow. Will Anand be able to hold off Topalov and Shirov who are only 1/2 point behind? Can Leko get out of his bad form?

Here is the matchups for the first round in Spain and 8th overall:

Round 8 – February 28, 2008

Anand, Viswanathan vs. Shirov, Alexei
Ivanchuk, Vassily vs. Carlsen, Magnus
Radjabov, Teimour vs. Leko, Peter
Aronian, Levon vs. Topalov, Veselin

Standings at the start of Linares:

1. Anand 4.5 (+2)
2-3 Topalov, Shirov 4.0 (+1)
4-5 Aronian, Carlsen 3.5 (E)
6-7 Ivanchuk, Radjabov 3.0 (-1)
8. Leko 2.5 (-2)

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