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M-Tel Masters 2008

The 2008 M-Tel Masters was held 8–18 May. Vassily Ivanchuk won by a wide margin. Ivanchuk won his first five games, lost no games, and had a positive score against every other player. Veselin Topalov, who had won the tournament the three previous years, was second.

Participant 1 2 3 4 5 6 Points
1 Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) * * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 8
2 Veselin Topalov (BUL) 0 ½ * * ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1
3 Teimour Radjabov (AZE) 0 ½ ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1
4 Ivan Cheparinov (BUL) 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * * 1 1 ½ ½ 4
5 Bu Xiangzhi (CHN) 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 * * ½ ½ 3
5 Levon Aronian (ARM) 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * 3

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