Viswanathan Anand is World Champion Print
Sunday, 30 September 2007 00:00
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 World Championship shall be rated for the October FIDE Rating List, click here. Visit the official web site. . Viswanathan Anand of India, rated world number one, coasted to a draw against Peter Leko in 20 moves of a Closed Ruy Lopez 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 of Russia crushed the Queen`s Indian defense of Levon Aronian of Armenia in 35 moves to tie Boris Gelfand of Israel for second with 8 points each. Gelfand used the Petroff defense and drew with Alexander Morozevich of Russia in 45 moves.

Peter Leko landed in fourth place with 7 points followed by Peter Svidler of Russia with 6.5 points. Svidler smashed the Sicilian Najdorf of compatriot Alexander Grischuk in 42 moves. Morozevich and Aronian trail with 6 points each. Grischuk finished last with 5.5.

The World Championship shall be rated for the October FIDE Rating List, click here. Visit the official web site.

Photo by Frederic Friedel in Mexico City.

Round 14: Saturday, Sept. 29th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 
1-0
 Alexander Grischuk
Viswanathan Anand 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Alexander Morozevich 
½-½
 Boris Gelfand
Vladimir Kramnik 
1-0
 Levon Aronian


(1) Svidler,P (2735) - Grischuk,A (2726) [B90]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Ng4 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Bg3 Bg7 10.h3 Ne5 11.Nf5 Bxf5 12.exf5 Nbc6 13.Nd5 e6 14.fxe6 fxe6 15.Ne3 Qa5+ 16.c3 Nf3+ 17.Qxf3 Bxc3+ 18.Kd1 Qa4+ 19.Nc2 Bxb2 20.Rc1 Bxc1 21.Qf6 Kd7 22.Kxc1 Qxa2 23.Bd3 Rac8 24.Rd1 d5 25.Bf5 Rhe8 26.Qf7+ Kd8 27.Re1 Qa3+ 28.Nxa3 Ne5+ 29.Kd2 Nxf7 30.Bxe6 Rc6 31.Bxf7 Rxe1 32.Kxe1 b5 33.Kd2 b4 34.Nc2 b3 35.Nd4 Rb6 36.Kc1 a5 37.Bxd5 a4 38.Be5 b2+ 39.Kb1 a3 40.Ba2 Rb7 41.Bd6 Rd7 42.Nb5 1-0

(2) Anand,V (2792) - Leko,P (2751) [C89]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.Re1 Bd6 13.d3 Bf5 14.Nd2 Nf4 15.Ne4 Nxd3 16.Bg5 Qd7 17.Nxd6 Qxd6 18.Bc2 Qg6 19.Bxd3 Bxd3 20.Be3 1/2-1/2

(3) Morozevich,A (2758) - Gelfand,B (2733) [C42]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.0-0 Be7 8.Re1 Bg4 9.c4 Nf6 10.Nc3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Nxd4 12.Qd1 Ne6 13.Bf5 d4 14.Ne2 d3 15.Nf4 Nd4 16.Bxd3 0-0 17.Be3 Bc5 18.Qb1 Qd6 19.Rd1 Qe5 20.Bxh7+ Nxh7 21.Nd3 Qf5 22.Nxc5 Nc2 23.b4 Qg6 24.a4 Nxa1 25.Qxg6 fxg6 26.Rxa1 Nf6 27.h3 Rfe8 28.a5 b6 29.Nb3 Ne4 30.c5 bxc5 31.Nxc5 Nc3 32.Na6 Nd5 33.Rc1 Nxe3 34.fxe3 Rxe3 35.Rxc7 Re2 36.Kh2 Rf8 37.Rxa7 Rff2 38.Kg3 Rxg2+ 39.Kf3 Rgf2+ 40.Kg3 Rg2+ 41.Kf3 Rgf2+ 42.Kg3 g5 43.b5 Rf4 44.b6 Re3+ 45.Kg2 Re2+ 1/2-1/2

(4) Kramnik,V (2769) - Aronian,L (2750) [E15]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 c6 8.Bc3 d5 9.Ne5 Nfd7 10.Nxd7 Nxd7 11.Nd2 0-0 12.0-0 Rc8 13.e4 dxe4 14.Nxe4 b5 15.Re1 bxc4 16.Bf1 Nb6 17.Rb1 Nd5 18.Ba1 Bb4 19.Nc5 Bxe1 20.Qxe1 cxb3 21.Nxa6 bxa2 22.Rb2 Nc7 23.Rxa2 Nxa6 24.Rxa6 Qd7 25.Qc3 f6 26.Qc5 Rf7 27.Bc3 Qb7 28.Qc4 Qd7 29.Bg2 Kh8 30.Bxc6 Qb7 31.Kg2 h6 32.d5 Qb8 33.dxe6 Re7 34.Bb4 Rec7 35.e7 1-0

 
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