Viswanathan Anand won three games with black in Morelia and quickly drew most of the games in Linares, which was enough for the first place, half point ahead of Magnus Carlsen. Norwegian was always close to the top, but occasional defeats held him on the second place. Still great success for the young star.
Morelia Linares standings:
1. Viswanathan Anand (IND 2799) 8.5; 2. Magnus Carlsen (NOR 2733) 8.0; 3-4. Levon Aronian (ARM 2739) and Veselin Topalov (BUL 2780) 7.5; 5. Teimour Radjabov (AZE 2735) 7.0; 6. Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR 2751) 6.5; 7-8. Alexei Shirov (ESP 2755) and Peter Leko (HUN 2753) 5.5