Viswanathan Anand of India, rated world number one, coasted to a draw against Peter Leko to win the World Championship in Mexico City with 9 points out of 14 rounds, the only undefeated player in the 8-man double round robin. Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik beat Levon Aronian to tie Boris Gelfand for second with 8 points each followed by Leko with 7, Svidler with 6.5, Morozevich and Aronian with 6 points each and Grischuk with 5.5.
The Moscow branch of the Other Russia opposition party Monday chose chess great Garry Kasparov as candidate for next year’s presidential elections, the RIA Novosti news agency reported overnight. The party’s regional congress considered eight candidates, including former prime minister Mikhail Kasyanov and former Central Bank chief Viktor Gerashchenko.
Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw against Alexander Grischuk to maintain his one point lead with 8.5 points going into the last round of the World Championship in Mexico City. Boris Gelfand is in second with 7.5 points after a draw with Vladimir Kramnik, in third with 7 points. Peter Leko beat Alexander Morozevich for fourth with 6.5 points. Levon Aronian drew with Peter Svidler to follow with 6 points. Grischuk, Svidler and Morozevich are in the bottom with 5.5 points each.
Viswanathan Anand of India scored the only win in the 11th round, at the expense of Alexander Morozevich, to close in on the title with a 1.5 point lead in the homestretch of the World Championship in Mexico City. Gelfand drew with Svidler to retain second slot with 6 points. Leko and Aronian drew their game to follow with 5.5 points each together with Kramnik who drew with Grischuk who follows with 5 points. Svidler and Morozevich are in the bottom with 4.5 points each.
Russian Grand Masters (GMs) Alexander Grischuk and reigning world champion Vladimir Kramnik drew their 11th-round game in 13 moves after only 29 minutes on Tuesday, the shortest game yet at the World Chess Championship in Mexico City.
5 Top Board drawn! Games were drawn on all top 5 Boards. GM Mageranto from Indonesia retains the lead with 4.5 Points out of 5 rounds. IM Gopal from India , GM Zhao Chu and GM Zhang Pengxiang both from China follow with 4 points, and 11 players have 3.5 points.
Alexander Morozevich shocked World Champion Vladimir Kramnik in 48 moves of the latter`s King`s Indian Defense while Alexander Grischuk bounced back from two losses to trounce Boris Gelfand in 69 moves of a Nimzo Indian. This let Viswanathan Anand lead alone after 9 rounds of the World Championship in Mexico City with 6 points after a draw with Levon Aronian in 21 moves of a Ruy Lopez Marshall Attack. The game between the two Peters, Leko and Svidler, was drawn after 29 moves of the latter`s Sicilian Najdorf. Source: fide
After 8 of the 14 rounds, the number-one ranked player, Vishwanathan Anand of India, led with 5.5 points. He is followed by Boris Gelfand of Israel, with 5 points. Gelfand won two games and tied six, including two against Anand.
Viswanathan Anand of India, top rated in the world, beat Alexander Grischuk of Russia in 49 moves of a Ruy Lopez, the only decisive game of the 7th round, to grab solo lead with 5 points in the World Championship in Mexico City. Boris Gelfand trails with 4.5 points after a draw with Vladimir Kramnik who has 4 points. Grischuk tallied 3.5 points. Leko drew with Morozevich while Aronian also drew with Svidler. Source: Fide
Three chess Grand Masters from China, including the International Chess Federation (FIDE) women’s world champion Xu Yuhua and her countrymen Bu Xiangzi and Wang Yue, have qualified for the men’s World Cup against the world’s 128 strongest players, FIDE’s executive director David Jarrett told Xinhua on Monday.
After the 5th round played today in Mexico City, Anand is leading the Chess World Championship.
Anand 1 – 0 Svidler
Grischuk 1 – 0 Morozevich
Leko ½ – ½ Kramnik
Gelfand 1 – 0 Aronian
It was another fight in round 3 of the World Championship in Mexico City. Morozevich outplayed Svidler in 37 moves of a Scotch Game, Anand maneuvered himself into a stalemate against Kramnik in 65 moves of the latter`s Petroff defense, Grischuk and Aronian drew by repetition in 31 moves of a Closed Ruy Lopez game while Leko drew with Gelfand in a marathon 100 moves of the latter`s Petroff Defense. Source: fide
The World Chess Championship Tournament takes place in Mexico City 13th-30th September 2007.
Round 3 (September 15, 2007)
Anand, Viswanathan – Kramnik, Vladimir
Grischuk, Alexander – Aronian, Levon
Leko, Peter – Gelfand, Boris
Morozevich, Alexander – Svidler, Peter
Defending champion Vladimir Kramnik beat compatriot Alexander Morozevich in only 27 moves of an Open Catalan while top rated Viswanathan Anand used the Semi Slav to slay Levon Arionian in the second round of the World Championship in Mexico. Peter Svidler braved the Marshall Attack of Peter Leko in their Ruy Lopez game to draw in 43 moves while Alexander Grischuk used the Queen’s Indian defense against Gelfand to draw in 23 moves. Source: fide.com
The European Chess Union, the Greek Chess Federation, Athens CC and Maris Hotels Crete SA have the honour of inviting all European Chess Federations affiliated to ECU & FIDE to participate in the 2007 European Team Chess Championships for Men and Women in the 5-star Creta Maris Conference Hotel, on the northern coast of Crete island, from 27 October (arrival) to 7 November (departure). At the same venue, 3 November, the annual General Assembly of ECU will also take place.
The 4th China vs Russia Chess Match took place 18th-31st August 2007 in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. China won the match overall 52.5-47.5 coming back to win the men’s half with three wins in the final round and won the women’s half 27-23 (almost entirely due to Elena Tairova’s catastrophic 2.5/10, the other Russian players scored at least 50%).
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