Morozevich wins beautifully

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Alexander Morozevich was the only player who won in the second round in Linares, the ninth of Morelia/Linares. And the way he did it was just great. The sort of exchange sacrifice that's just so normal for creative players like Moro and our own Manuel Bosboom, gave fantastic compensation although by defending well, Leko wasn't really in big trouble. But after some inaccuracies and a big mistake in timetrouble Moro's attack was decisive in the end. Carlsen-Aronian was just nothing. The same Queen's Indian as in Topalov-Leko, round 3 (and Topalov-Anand, San Luis 2005) that seems analysed to a dead draw by now. Surprisingly, Svidler seemed to go for a win (and he could, with such a position) against Anand's Petroff but the Indian tricked him and narrowly escaped with a draw. Ivanchuk got very far against Topalov but because of timetrouble (twice!) he probably missed the win a few times.



Standings after round 9:

1-2. Anand, Carlsen      5,5
  3. Ivanchuk             5
4-5. Aronian, Svidler    4,5
  6. Topalov              4
7-8. Morozevich, Leko    3,5
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