Anand Draws with Kramnik to Retain Solo Lead Print
Tuesday, 25 September 2007 00:00
Viswanathan Anand of India used the Semi Slav defense to draw in 41 moves with defending world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia and retain his one point lead with 6.5 points after 10 rounds of the World Championship in Mexico City. Lev Aronian beat Alexander Grishuck in the only decisive game of the round as the games between Boris Gelfand and Peter Leko and between Peter Svidler and Alexander Morozevich were drawn. Gelfand is in second with 5.5 points followed by Kramnik, Leko and Aronian with 5 points each, Grischuk and Morozevich with 4.5 points apiece and Svidler with 4. Visit the official web site. . Viswanathan Anand of India used the Semi Slav defense to draw in 41 moves with defending world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia and retain his one point lead with 6.5 points after 10 rounds of the World Championship in Mexico City. Lev Aronian beat Alexander Grishuck in 42 moves of a Queen`s Gambit Declined. It was the only decisive game of the round as the game between Boris Gelfand and Peter Leko in 24 moves of an Open Catalan while Alexander Morozevich used the Caro Kann defense to draw with Peter Svidler in 41 moves. Gelfand is in second with 5.5 points followed by Kramnik, Leko and Aronian with 5 points each, Grischuk and Morozevich with 4.5 points apiece and Svidler with 4.Visit the official web site.

Photo by Frederic Friedel in Mexico City

Round 10: Monday, Sept. 24th 2007
Peter Svidler 
½-½
 Alexander Morozevich
Vladimir Kramnik 
½-½
 Viswanathan Anand
Levon Aronian 
1-0
 Alexander Grischuk
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Peter Leko


(1) Svidler,P (2735) - Morozevich,A (2758) [B17]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Ng5 Ngf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.N1f3 Bd6 8.Qe2 h6 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Qxe4 Qc7 11.0-0 b6 12.Qg4 Kf8 13.Bd2 Bb7 14.Rfe1 Rd8 15.Rad1 c5 16.dxc5 bxc5 17.h4 Nf6 18.Qh3 c4 19.Bf1 Bd5 20.h5 Kg8 21.Be3 Kh7 22.Bd4 Rhe8 23.b3 cxb3 24.axb3 Ne4 25.Bb5 Re7 26.Qg4 f5 27.Qg6+ Kg8 28.c4 Ba8 29.Be3 Rf8 30.Bd4 a6 31.c5 Bxc5 32.Bc4 Qb6 33.Bxc5 Qxc5 34.Bxe6+ Kh8 35.Rd4 Bc6 36.Bxf5 Nf6 37.Rc4 Rxe1+ 38.Nxe1 Qe7 39.Nd3 Be8 40.Qg3 Nxh5 41.Qg4 Bf7 42.Rc5 Qd6 43.Qb4 Bg8 44.Ra5 Qxb4 1/2-1/2

(2) Kramnik,V (2769) - 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 10.0-0 Nbd7 11.Ne5 Bg7 12.Nxd7 Nxd7 13.Bd6 a6 14.Bh5 Bf8 15.Bxf8 Rxf8 16.e5 Qb6 17.b3 0-0-0 18.bxc4 Nxe5 19.c5 Qa5 20.Ne4 Qb4 21.Nd6+ Rxd6 22.cxd6 Nd7 23.a4 Qxd6 24.Bf3 Nb6 25.axb5 cxb5 26.Bxb7+ Kxb7 27.Qh5 Nd5 28.Qxh6 Nf4 29.Kh1 Qd5 30.f3 Rd8 31.Qg7 Rd7 32.Qf8 Ne2 33.Rfe1 Nxd4 34.Red1 e5 35.Rac1 Qd6 36.Qg8 f6 37.Rc8 a5 38.h3 a4 39.Qe8 Kb6 40.Rb8+ Ka5 41.Ra8+ 1/2-1/2

(3) Aronian,L (2750) - Grischuk,A (2726) [D30]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bxf6 Qxf6 6.Nbd2 Nd7 7.g3 g5 8.h3 Bg7 9.Rc1 c5 10.e3 0-0 11.Bg2 b6 12.cxd5 exd5 13.0-0 Bb7 14.Re1 Rfd8 15.g4 h5 16.gxh5 Qh6 17.Nh2 Rac8 18.Ndf1 f5 19.Ng3 Qe6 20.Nf3 Qf6 21.dxc5 bxc5 22.b4 f4 23.exf4 gxf4 24.Nf1 c4 25.N1h2 Qf5 26.Nd4 Qd3 27.Ne6 Qxd1 28.Rexd1 Ne5 29.Nxd8 Rxd8 30.Ng4 Nd3 31.Rxd3 cxd3 32.Rd1 Bc8 33.Rxd3 d4 34.Be4 Ba6 35.Ra3 Be2 36.h6 Bh8 37.Rxa7 d3 38.h7+ Kf8 39.Bg6 d2 40.Rf7+ Ke8 41.Nf6+ Bxf6 42.Rg7+ 1-0

(4) Gelfand,B (2733) - Leko,P (2751) [E06]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.0-0 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.Qxc4 b5 9.Qc2 Bb7 10.Bd2 Be4 11.Qc1 Qc8 12.Bg5 Nbd7 13.Nbd2 Bb7 14.Nb3 a5 15.Rd1 Bd5 16.Ne5 Bxg2 17.Kxg2 a4 18.Nc5 Bxc5 19.Bxf6 Bb6 20.Bg5 Nxe5 21.dxe5 h6 22.Bxh6 gxh6 23.Qxh6 Rd8 24.Qg5+ 1/2-1/2
 
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