Anand Crushes Morozevich, Pulls Away with 1.5 Point Lead Print
Wednesday, 26 September 2007 00:00
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. Visit the official web site. See videos on Europe Echecs. Wednesday the 26th, is the last free day. . 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. In a tense struggle from the Sicilian Najdorf, Anand allowed Morozevich to promote his pawn to a Queen but uncorked a master stroke that forced the Russian to resign on the 56th move.

After an early exchange of Queens, Boris Gelfand of Israel drew with Peter Svidler of Russia to retain second slot with 6 points. Levon Aronian of Armenia used the Queen`s Indian defense against Peter Leko of Hungary to draw in 56 moves. Both trail with 5.5 points each together with defending champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia who used the Petroff defense to draw with compatriot Alexander Grischuk in 13 moves, the shortest game of the tournament. Kramnik follows with 5 points.

Svidler and Morozevich are in the bottom with 4.5 points each. Visit the official web site. See videos on Europe Echecs. Wednesday the 26th, is the last free day.

Photo by Frederic Friedel in Mexico City

Round 11: Tuesday, Sept. 25th 2007
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Peter Svidler
Peter Leko 
½-½
 Levon Aronian
Alexander Grischuk 
½-½
 Vladimir Kramnik
Viswanathan Anand 
1-0
 Alexander Morozevich


(1) Grischuk,A (2726) - Kramnik,V (2769) [C43]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nxe5 Nd7 6.Nc3 Nxc3 7.bxc3 Nxe5 8.dxe5 Be7 9.Qh5 Be6 10.Rb1 Qd7 11.Bg5 c6 12.0-0 Bxg5 13.Qxg5 1/2-1/2

(2) Anand,V (2792) - Morozevich,A (2758) [B90]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Be3 Nbd7 9.g4 Nb6 10.g5 Nh5 11.Qd2 Rc8 12.0-0-0 Be7 13.Rg1 0-0 14.Kb1 Qc7 15.Qf2 Nc4 16.Bxc4 Bxc4 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.Rxd5 f5 19.gxf6 Rxf6 20.Qe2 Nf4 21.Bxf4 Rxf4 22.Rd3 Qd7 23.Nc1 Rcf8 24.a3 Kh8 25.Na2 Qh3 26.Rg3 Qh5 27.Qg2 Rh4 28.h3 Qh6 29.Rb3 b5 30.Nb4 Rh5 31.Qf1 Rh4 32.Qg2 Rh5 33.Nxa6 Bh4 34.Rg4 Bf6 35.Qe2 Rxh3 36.Rxb5 Bd8 37.Rb8 Qf6 38.Nb4 Rxf3 39.Nd5 Qf7 40.Qa6 h5 41.Rg2 h4 42.Qxd6 Be7 43.Qxe5 Rxb8 44.Qxb8+ Kh7 45.Qc7 Bf8 46.Qxf7 Rxf7 47.Rg4 Rf1+ 48.Ka2 Rh1 49.e5 Bc5 50.e6 Kh6 51.Rc4 h3 52.Rxc5 h2 53.Ne3 Ra1+ 54.Kxa1 h1Q+ 55.Ka2 Qe4 56.Re5 1-0

(3) Gelfand,B (2733) - Svidler,P (2735) [A15]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qb3 Nb6 7.d4 Bg7 8.Bf4 Be6 9.Qa3 0-0 10.e4 c6 11.Rd1 Nc4 12.Bxc4 Bxc4 13.Ne5 Ba6 14.Be3 Qd6 15.f4 Qxa3 16.bxa3 f6 17.Nf3 Nd7 18.d5 Nb6 19.dxc6 bxc6 20.Nd4 Rfc8 21.Ne6 Bh6 22.Kf2 1/2-1/2

(4) Leko,P (2751) - Aronian,L (2750) [E15]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qa4 Bb7 6.Bg2 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.0-0 0-0 9.Nc3 Be7 10.Rd1 d6 11.Bf4 a6 12.Qb4 Nc6 13.Qa3 d5 14.Qa4 Qc8 15.cxd5 b5 16.Qc2 Nb4 17.Qd2 Nbxd5 18.Nxd5 Nxd5 19.Rac1 Qe8 20.Nd4 Rc8 21.Bxd5 Bxd5 22.Nf5 Rd8 23.Bc7 Rd7 24.e4 exf5 25.exd5 Bd6 26.Re1 Qa8 27.Ba5 Rb8 28.a3 b4 29.axb4 Bf8 30.Re5 g6 31.Rc7 Rbd8 32.Rxd7 Rxd7 33.Qe1 Rxd5 34.Re8 Qc6 35.b5 Qd7 36.Kg2 Rxb5 37.Bc3 Qd6 38.Qe3 Rb7 39.Qd4 Qxd4 40.Bxd4 f6 41.Ra8 Kf7 42.Rxa6 Be7 43.Kf3 Rd7 44.Bc3 Bd6 45.Ke2 Be5 46.f4 Bxc3 47.bxc3 g5 48.Ra4 Rb7 49.Rd4 Ke6 50.Rd2 Rb1 51.Ke3 Rc1 52.Kd4 Rf1 53.Re2+ Kd6 54.Ke3 Rc1 55.Kd2 Rf1 56.Ke3 Rc1 1/2-1/2
 
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