Leko Beats Morozevich, Anand Draws to Keep One Point Lead Print
Saturday, 29 September 2007 00:00
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. The World Championship shall be rated for the October FIDE Rating List, click here. Visit the official web site. . Solo leader Viswanathan Anand salvaged a draw in a seemingly losing Rook and Pawn endgame against Alexander Grischuk in 73 moves of a Semi Slav defense to maintain his one point lead with 8.5 points going into the last round of the World Championship in Mexico City.

Second running Boris Gelfand drew with Vladimir Kramnik in 26 moves of a Semi Slav defense to remain in striking distance with 7.5 points. Peter Leko crushed the Sicilian Scheveningen of Alexander Morozevich in 33 moves in the only decisive game of the round.

Levon Aronian of Armenia used the English Opening and drew with Peter Svidler of Russia in 46 moves to follow with 6 points. Grischuk, Svidler and Morozevich are in the bottom with 5.5 points each.

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 13: Friday, Sept. 28th 2007, 14:00h
Levon Aronian 
½-½
 Peter Svidler
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Vladimir Kramnik
Peter Leko 
1-0
 Alexander Morozevich
Alexander Grischuk 
½-½
 Viswanathan Anand


(1) Gelfand,B (2733) - Kramnik,V (2769) [D47]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 Bb7 9.a3 b4 10.Ne4 Nxe4 11.Bxe4 bxa3 12.0-0 Nf6 13.Bd3 axb2 14.Bxb2 a5 15.Qa4 Bb4 16.Ba3 Nd5 17.e4 Nb6 18.Qb3 Qe7 19.Rab1 Bxa3 20.Qxb6 Bb4 21.Ne1 0-0 22.Nc2 Rfd8 23.Nxb4 axb4 24.Qxb4 Qxb4 25.Rxb4 Ba6 26.Bxa6 1/2-1/2

(2) Grischuk,A (2726) - Anand,V (2792) [D43]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.h4 g4 11.Ne5 Rg8 12.Nxg4 Nxg4 13.Bxg4 b4 14.Na4 c5 15.d5 exd5 16.exd5 Qxd5 17.Qxd5 Bxd5 18.0-0-0 Rxg4 19.Rxd5 Nd7 20.Re1+ Kd8 21.Red1 Rd4 22.R1xd4 cxd4 23.Rxd4 Rc8 24.Bd6 Ke8 25.Re4+ Kd8 26.Bxf8 Nxf8 27.a3 bxa3 28.bxa3 Rc6 29.Nb2 Rf6 30.Re2 c3 31.Nd1 Ra6 32.Ra2 Ng6 33.g3 Rc6 34.Kc2 Ne7 35.Nxc3 Nd5 36.Kd3 Rxc3+ 37.Kd4 a5 38.Kxd5 a4 39.Kd4 Rb3 40.Kc4 Kc8 41.Rc2 Kd7 42.Rc3 Rb2 43.Rf3 Ke6 44.g4 Ke7 45.Kd5 Rb3 46.Ke4 Rb2 47.Kf5 Rb5+ 48.Kf4 Kf6 49.Rd3 Rb2 50.f3 Ra2 51.Ke4 Rh2 52.Rd4 Rxh4 53.Rxa4 Rh1 54.Rb4 Ra1 55.a4 Kg6 56.Kd5 Ra3 57.Kc6 Rxf3 58.a5 f5 59.a6 Ra3 60.gxf5+ Kxf5 61.Kb6 h5 62.Rb5+ Kg4 63.Ra5 Rf3 64.a7 Rf8 65.a8Q Rxa8 66.Rxa8 h4 67.Kc5 h3 68.Kd4 h2 69.Rh8 Kg3 70.Ke3 Kg2 71.Rg8+ Kf1 72.Rh8 Kg1 73.Rxh2 Kxh2 1/2-1/2

(3) Aronian,L (2750) - Svidler,P (2735) [A29]

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 Bc5 5.Nxe5 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Nxe5 7.e4 c5 8.h3 0-0 9.d3 a6 10.Bg2 b5 11.Rf1 d6 12.Kg1 h6 13.b3 Be6 14.Be3 Rb8 15.Ne2 Re8 16.Rc1 Bd7 17.Rc2 bxc4 18.dxc4 Bc6 19.Nc3 Rb7 20.Rcf2 Nh7 21.h4 Rbe7 22.Rd2 Qa5 23.Qc2 Ng4 24.Bf4 Nhf6 25.Re1 d5 26.e5 Nxe5 27.Rde2 d4 28.Bxe5 Bxg2 29.Bxf6 Rxe2 30.Rxe2 Rxe2 31.Qxe2 gxf6 32.Qg4+ Kf8 33.Qc8+ Ke7 34.Kxg2 dxc3 35.Qb7+ Kd8 36.Qd5+ Kc8 37.Qc6+ Kb8 38.Qe8+ Kb7 39.Qe4+ Kc8 40.Qc6+ Kb8 41.Qe8+ Kb7 42.Qe4+ Kc8 43.Qc2 Qa3 44.Qxc3 Qxa2+ 45.Kf3 Qb1 46.Qe3 1/2-1/2

(4) Leko,P (2751) - Morozevich,A (2758) [B67]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.Nxc6 bxc6 13.Bf4 e5 14.Bg5 Be6 15.Bxf6 gxf6 16.f4 a5 17.f5 Bd7 18.a4 Rb8 19.Bc4 Rb4 20.Bb3 Qb6 21.Rhe1 Rd4 22.Qe2 Rxd1+ 23.Rxd1 Qc5 24.Rd3 h4 25.Rh3 Bd8 26.Ka2 Kf8 27.Qe1 Be8 28.Rxh4 Rxh4 29.Qxh4 Qg1 30.Qh8+ Ke7 31.h4 d5 32.exd5 Qxg2 33.h5 1-0

 
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