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Magnus Carlsen (Norway) and Levon Aronian (Armenia) playing against each other during the 2007 Linares International Chess Tournament

The Linares International Chess Tournament (Spanish: Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Ciudad de Linares) was an annual chess tournament, usually played around the end of February, which takes its name from the city of Linares in the Jaén province of Andalusia, Spain, in which it was held. It is sometimes described as the Wimbledon of chess, being one of the strongest annual tournaments held on the de facto chess tour, along with the "Tata Steel" (Wijk aan Zee), Tal Memorial and Dortmund events.

The Linares tournament began in 1978 and was held annually from 1988 to 2010 (with the exception of 1996). Since 2010, the tournament has not been held for financial reasons.

History[edit]

The event, sponsored by Spanish businessman Luis Rentero, was first held in 1978.[1] At that time it was not an elite event and was won by the relatively unknown Swede Jaan Eslon [es]), (on tie-break from the Argentine Roberto Luis Debarnot). After the following year's event, it was held every other year until 1987 when no tournament took place, that being the year that Linares hosted the Candidates' Final, a match to determine a challenger for Kasparov's world title featuring Anatoly Karpov and Andrei Sokolov. The postponed 1987 event was deferred to 1988 and the tournament from that point onwards became an annual event, with the exception of 1996, when the Women's World Chess Championship was held.

Rentero was a strong opponent of short draws in chess, to the point that he offered cash bonuses for playing longer games. It's said that participants in these so-called "grand master draws" were sometimes penalised with a no invitation for the next year's edition![1]

The 1994 tournament had an average Elo rating of 2685, the highest ever at that time. The field, in eventual finishing order, consisted of Karpov, Kasparov, Shirov, Bareev, Kramnik, Lautier, Anand, Kamsky, Topalov, Ivanchuk, Gelfand, Illescas, Judit Polgár, and Beliavsky. Karpov won with an undefeated 11/13. Jeff Sonas considered Karpov's performance the best tournament result in history.[2]

The 1994 tournament was also noted for an incident in which Garry Kasparov "took a move back" against Judit Polgár. Kasparov's fingers briefly released a knight before he realized the move was a blunder; he then moved the knight to a different square. Polgár (17 years old at the time) did not protest and the arbiter did not intervene. Kasparov went on to win the game.[3]

In 1998, the format of the tournament changed from a single round-robin tournament to a double round-robin event (meaning that each participant plays every other participant twice, once with each colour).

Kasparov announced his retirement from chess after the 2005 tournament.

From 2006 through 2008, the first half of the tournament took place in the Mexican city of Morelia. The second half took place in Linares. Consequently, the event is sometimes referred to as Morelia-Linares.

In 2009 and 2010 the whole event took place in Linares.[4]

The Linares tournament of 2011 was cancelled,[5][6] for reasons including general economic problems. The tournament was cancelled again in 2012,[7] with no return since.

Winners[edit]

Only five players won the Linares Tournament multiple times: Garry Kasparov (9 wins), Vassily Ivanchuk (3), Viswanathan Anand (3), Vladimir Kramnik (2) and Anatoly Karpov (2).

Full results[edit]

1970s[edit]

1978[edit]

1979[edit]

1980s[edit]

1981[edit]

1983[edit]

1985[edit]

1988[edit]

1989[edit]

1990s[edit]

1990[edit]

1991[edit]

1992[edit]

X Ciudad de Linares, 23 February – 13 March 1992, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XVII (2659)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Total TPR Place
1  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2780 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 10 2861 1
2  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2720 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 8 2741 2–3
3  Jan Timman (Netherlands) 2620 0 ½ Does not appear 1 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 8 2749 2–3
4  Anatoly Karpov (Russia) 2725 0 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 2711 4
5  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2670 ½ ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ ½ 0 7 2687 5–7
6  Boris Gelfand (Belarus) 2665 0 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 7 2687 5–7
7  Valery Salov (Russia) 2655 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 Does not appear 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 7 2688 5–7
8  Evgeny Bareev (Russia) 2635 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 Does not appear ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 2661 8
9  Alexander Beliavsky (Ukraine) 2620 ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 6 2633 9–10
10  Artur Yusupov (Commonwealth of Independent States) 2655 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 Does not appear 0 ½ 1 1 6 2630 9–10
11  Miguel Illescas (Spain) 2555 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 Does not appear 1 1 ½ 2610 11
12  Ljubomir Ljubojević (Yugoslavia) 2610 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 Does not appear 1 0 2553 12
13  Jon Speelman (England) 2630 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 Does not appear ½ 4 2520 13–14
14  Nigel Short (England) 2685 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ Does not appear 4 2516 13–14

1993[edit]

XI Ciudad de Linares, 23 February – 14 March 1993, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XVIII (2677)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Total TPR Place
1  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2805 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 10 2878 1
2  Anatoly Karpov (Russia) 2725 0 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 2783 2
3  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2710 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 2784 3
4  Alexei Shirov (Latvia) 2670 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 8 2764 4
5  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2685 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 2733 5
6  Valery Salov (Russia) 2660 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 Does not appear 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 2678 6–7
7  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2710 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 Does not appear 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 2674 6–7
8  Alexander Beliavsky (Ukraine) 2610 ½ 0 1 1 0 ½ 1 Does not appear 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 6 2653 8
9  Gata Kamsky (United States) 2655 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 Does not appear ½ 1 1 0 ½ 2621 9–10
10  Evgeny Bareev (Russia) 2670 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ 1 2620 9–10
11  Artur Yusupov (Germany) 2645 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 0 ½ ½ 5 2592 11–12
12  Jan Timman (Netherlands) 2635 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 1 Does not appear ½ 1 5 2593 11–12
13  Boris Gelfand (Belarus) 2690 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 2566 13
14  Ljubomir Ljubojević (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) 2605 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 Does not appear 4 2541 14

1994[edit]

XII Ciudad de Linares, 23 February – 14 March 1994, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XVIII (2686)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Total TPR Place
1  Anatoly Karpov (Russia) 2740 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 11 2978 1
2  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2815 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 2786 2–3
3  Alexei Shirov (Latvia) 2715 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 2794 2–3
4  Evgeny Bareev (Russia) 2685 0 0 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 2743 4
5  Joël Lautier (France) 2625 0 1 1 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 1 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 7 2720 5–6
6  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2710 0 1 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 7 2713 5–6
7  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2640 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 Does not appear 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 2690 7–9
8  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2715 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 Does not appear 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 2684 7–9
9  Gata Kamsky (United States) 2695 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2685 7–9
10  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2710 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ 1 6 2655 10
11  Boris Gelfand (Belarus) 2685 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ ½ 2629 11
12  Miguel Illescas (Spain) 2590 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 Does not appear 1 1 2583 12
13  Judit Polgár (Hungary) 2630 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 1 4 2549 13
14  Alexander Beliavsky (Ukraine) 2650 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 Does not appear 2 2393 14

1995[edit]

XIII Ciudad de Linares, 1 – 18 March 1995, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XVII (2654)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Total TPR Place
1  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2700 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 10 2861 1
2  Anatoly Karpov (Russia) 2765 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 9 2786 2
3  Alexei Shirov (Latvia) 2710 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 8 2736 3–4
4  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2630 0 0 0 Does not appear ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 8 2742 3–4
5  Alexander Khalifman (Russia) 2635 ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 2712 5
6  Alexander Beliavsky (Ukraine) 2650 0 ½ ½ 0 0 Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 7 2682 6
7  Sergei Tiviakov (Russia) 2625 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 Does not appear 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 6 2626 7–8
8  Miguel Illescas (Spain) 2595 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 6 2629 7–8
9  Ivan Sokolov (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 2645 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 2597 9–10
10  Alexey Dreev (Russia) 2650 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ 0 1 2596 9–10
11  Nigel Short (England) 2655 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 Does not appear 1 ½ ½ 5 2566 11–12
12  Ljubomir Ljubojević (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) 2580 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 5 2572 11–12
13  Joël Lautier (France) 2655 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 2543 13
14  Vladimir Akopian (Armenia) 2655 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 Does not appear 4 2512 14

1997[edit]

XIV Ciudad de Linares, 4 – 16 February 1997, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XIX (2701)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total TPR Place
1  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2795 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 2903 1
2  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2740 0 Does not appear ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 2830 2
3  Michael Adams (England) 2665 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 2769 3–4
4  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2725 0 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 2763 3–4
5  Judit Polgár (Hungary) 2645 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 6 2741 5
6  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2765 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 2695 6
7  Boris Gelfand (Belarus) 2700 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 5 2664 7–8
8  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2740 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 0 1 1 5 2661 7–8
9  Predrag Nikolić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 2655 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ 2640 9
10  Alexey Dreev (Russia) 2650 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 4 2603 10
11  Alexei Shirov (Spain) 2690 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ Does not appear 0 2568 11–12
12  Jeroen Piket (Netherlands) 2640 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 Does not appear 2573 11–12

1998[edit]

Final Results of 1998:

XV Ciudad de Linares, 22 February – 9 March 1998, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XXI (2752)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total TPR Place
1  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2770 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2844 1
2  Alexei Shirov (Spain) 2710 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 1 1 7 2816 2
3  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2790 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 2774 3–4
4  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2825 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2769 3–4
5  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2690 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 0 ½ 1 2733 5
6  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2740 ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 Does not appear 0 ½ 5 2697 6
7  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2740 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ Does not appear 4 2629 7

1999[edit]

Final Results of 1999:[8]

XVI Ciudad de Linares, 21 February – 10 March 1999, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XX (2735)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Wins TPR
1  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2812 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 10½ 2817
2  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2781 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 8 3 2778
3  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2751 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 8 2 2782
4  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2694 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 2712
5  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2714 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 6 2 2688
6  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2700 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ 6 1 2690
7  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2713 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 1 2 2658
8  Michael Adams (England) 2716 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 2 2657

2000s[edit]

2000[edit]

FIDE World Champion Alexander Khalifman was a late replacement for Alexander Morozevich.

Final Results of 2000:[9]

XVII SuperGM Linares, 28 February – 10 March 2000, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XXI (2752)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Wins W/Black TPR
1-2  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2851 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6 2 1 2803
1-2  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2758 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 6 2 1 2822
3  Alexei Shirov (Spain) 2751 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2715
4  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2769 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 2712
5  Alexander Khalifman (Russia) 2656 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 1 1 0 2734
6  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2725 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 0 2721


2001[edit]

Final Results of 2001:[10]

XVIII SuperGM Linares, 23 February – 6 March 2001, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XX (2722)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Wins TPR
1  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2849 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2889
2  Alexei Shirov (Spain) 2718 ½ 0 Does not appear 1 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2 2686
3  Alexander Grischuk (Russia) 2663 0 0 0 1 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 2 2697
4  Judit Polgár (Hungary) 2676 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 2694
5  Anatoly Karpov (Russia) 2679 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 2694
6  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2745 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 2681

2002[edit]

Final Results of 2002:[11]

XIX SuperGM Linares, 22 February – 10 March 2002, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XX (2732)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total TPR
1  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2838 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 8 2839
2  Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) 2727 ½ 0 Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 2762
3  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2717 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 6 2734
4  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2757 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6 2728
5  Michael Adams (England) 2742 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 6 2730
6  Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain) 2629 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 5 2692
7  Alexei Shirov (Spain) 2715 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 Does not appear 2648

2003[edit]

Final Results of 2003:[12]

XX Ciudad de Linares, 22 February – 9 March 2003, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XX (2733)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Wins TPR
1  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2736 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 7 4 2790
2  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2809 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 7 2 2778
3  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2753 1 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 3 2759
4  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2847 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 2 2743
5  Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) 2734 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 1 1 ½ ½ 2704
6  Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain) 2629 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 5 2694
7  Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2624 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 2664

2004[edit]

Final Results of 2004:[13]

XXI SuperGM Linares, 19 February – 5 March 2004, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XX (2731)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Wins TPR
1  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2777 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 7 2780
2  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2722 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 2 2762
3  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2831 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2743
4  Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2656 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 6 2 2744
5  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2735 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ 6 1 2730
6  Alexei Shirov (Spain) 2736 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 5 1 2673
7  Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain) 2663 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 5 0 2685

2005[edit]

Final Results of 2005:[14]

XXII SuperGM Linares, 23 February – 17 March 2005, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XX (2743)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Wins W/Black TPR
1  Garry Kasparov (Russia) 2804 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 8 5 3 2857
2  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2757 ½ 1 Does not appear 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 8 5 1 2865
3  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2786 ½ ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 2764
4  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2749 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 6 2742
5  Michael Adams (England) 2741 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ 2714
6  Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain) 2686 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 4 1 2627
7  Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan) 2678 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 4 0 2628

2006[edit]

XXIII SuperGM Morelia/Linares, 18 February – 11 March 2006, MoreliaLinares, Category XX (2732)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total TPR
1  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2752 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 2808
2  Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2700 0 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 8 2786
3  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2801 ½ 1 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 8 2771
4  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2740 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 2759
5  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2729 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 2703
6  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2765 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ 1 ½ 2698
7  Étienne Bacrot (France) 2717 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 6 2683
8  Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain) 2650 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 5 2641

2007[edit]

XXIV SuperGM Morelia/Linares, 17 February – 10 March 2007, MoreliaLinares, Category XX (2746)
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total TPR
1  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2779 1 1 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 2820
2  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2690 0 0 Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 0 2782
3  Alexander Morozevich (Russia) 2741 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 2775
4  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2744 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 7 2745
5  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2728 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 7 2748
6  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2750 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ 2715
7  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2783 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 6 2690
8  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2749 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 6 2695

2008[edit]

XXV SuperGM Morelia/Linares, 15 February – 7 March 2008, MoreliaLinares, Cat. XXI (2756)[15]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total TPR
1  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2799 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 2829
2  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2733 0 ½ Does not appear 1 1 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 8 2808
3  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2780 ½ ½ 0 0 Does not appear 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 2781
4  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2739 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2787
5  Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2735 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 7 2758
6  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2751 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 1 ½ ½ 2727
7  Peter Leko (Hungary) 2753 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 2676
8  Alexei Shirov (Spain) 2755 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 2675

Costa Rica GM Alejandro Ramírez (2509) won the III Morelia Open tournament.[16]

2009[edit]

XXVI Ciudad de Linares, 19 February – 7 March 2009, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XXI (2756)[17]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total Wins TPR
1  Alexander Grischuk (Russia) 2733 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 8 3 2809
2  Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) 2779 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 8 2 2802
3  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2776 ½ 1 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 2781
4  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2791 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 7 2750
5  Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2761 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 2726
6  Wang Yue (China) 2739 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 2729
7  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2750 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ 2727
8  Leinier Domínguez (Cuba) 2717 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 6 2711

2010s[edit]

2010[edit]

XXVII Ciudad de Linares, 13–24 February 2010, Linares, Jaén, Spain, Category XXI (2758)[18]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total TB TPR
1  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2805 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2858
2  Alexander Grischuk (Russia) 2736 0 1 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 6 2834
3  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2781 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2789
4  Vugar Gashimov (Azerbaijan) 2759 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ 4 2.5 2685
5  Boris Gelfand (Israel) 2761 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 4 2.0 2685
6  Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain) 2705 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 4 1.5 2696

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Facts and figures: Magnus Carlsen's performance in Nanjing. ChessBase.com. Retrieved on 2009-10-26.
  3. ^ ten Geuzendam, Dirk Jan (2003). Linares! Linares!: A Journey into the Heart of Chess. New In Chess, Csi. ISBN 90-5691-077-9.
  4. ^ Official website noting the 2009 tournament takes place entirely in Linares. Retrieved 2 March 2009. Archived 2 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
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