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Pearl Spring 2008: Topalov and Xiangzhi are sharing the top

Pearl Spring Chess Tournament takes place in Nanjing, China, 11th-21st December 2008. After the first 6 rounds two players tied the leader position. They are current the highest FIDE ELO-ranked player - Bulgarian GM Veselin Topalov and the strongest Chinese GM Bu Xiangzhi. They played against each other today and finished on a draw. Bu may have missed an opportunity for more when he had a rook vs. Topalov's bishop. Next round Friday. Standings after round 7 and pairings round 8...

Pearl Spring 2008 - Nanjing (China) - Standings after round 7:
1. Veselin Topalov - 4,5
2. Bu Xiangzhi - 4,5
3. Levon Aronian - 4
4. Peter Svidler - 3
5. Sergei Movsesian - 2,5
6. Vassily Ivanchuk - 2,5

Pearl Spring 2008 - Nanjing (China) - Pairings round 8:
Veselin Topalov - Vassily Ivanchuk
Levon Aronian - Sergei Movsesian
Peter Svidler - Bu Xiangzhi

More details about this tournament: http://chessbase.com/
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