Anand Leads as Morozevich Shocks Kramnik and Grischuk Beats Gelfand Print
Monday, 24 September 2007 00:00
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. Visit the official web site. . 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.

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Gelfand is in second with 5 points while tied for 3rd to 5th are Leko, Grischuk and Kramnik with 4.5 points each. Aronian and Morozevich follow with 4 points apiece while Svidler is in the cellar with 3.5 points.

Photos by Frederic Friedel in Mexico City

Round 9: Sunday, Sept. 23th 2007
Peter Leko
½-½
 Peter Svidler
Alexander Grischuk 
1-0
 Boris Gelfand
Viswanathan Anand 
½-½
 Levon Aronian
Alexander Morozevich 
1-0
 Vladimir Kramnik


(1) Leko,P (2751) - Svidler,P (2735) [B90]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.f3 Be7 10.g4 0-0 11.0-0-0 b5 12.Rg1 Nb6 13.Na5 Rc8 14.g5 Ne8 15.a3 Qc7 16.Kb1 d5 17.exd5 Nxd5 18.Nxd5 Bxd5 19.Bh3 Be6 20.Bxe6 fxe6 21.Qd7 Qxd7 22.Rxd7 Rc7 23.Rxe7 Rxe7 24.Bc5 Ref7 25.Bxf8 Kxf8 26.Nc6 Rxf3 27.Nxe5 Rf5 28.Nd3 a5 29.h4 1/2-1/2

(2) Grischuk,A (2726) - Gelfand,B (2733) [E21]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 c5 5.g3 cxd4 6.Nxd4 0-0 7.Bg2 d5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Qb3 Qa5 10.Bd2 Nc6 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.0-0 Bxc3 13.bxc3 Ba6 14.Rfd1 Qc5 15.e4 Bc4 16.Qa4 Nb6 17.Qb4 Qh5 18.Bf4 Be2 19.Re1 c5 20.Qb3 e5 21.Bc1 Rac8 22.a4 Bc4 23.Qb2 Qg6 24.a5 Nd7 25.Rd1 Qc6 26.Bh3 Be6 27.Bxe6 Qxe6 28.Be3 Rc7 29.Qa2 Qxa2 30.Rxa2 Nf6 31.f3 Rfc8 32.Rb2 Kf8 33.Kf2 Ke7 34.Bg5 h6 35.Bxf6+ Kxf6 36.Rd6+ Ke7 37.Rd5 f6 38.Ke3 g5 39.c4 Rc6 40.Rb5 Ke6 41.f4 R6c7 42.Kf3 h5 43.Ke3 gxf4+ 44.gxf4 h4 45.f5+ Kf7 46.Kf3 Kg7 47.Rb1 Kh6 48.Rd6 Rc6 49.Re6 Rxe6 50.fxe6 Re8 51.Rb7 Rxe6 52.Rxa7 Rd6 53.a6 h3 54.Kg4 Rd3 55.Ra8 Kg7 56.Kf5 Rd6 57.Ra7+ Kh6 58.Rf7 Rd2 59.a7 Rf2+ 60.Ke6 Ra2 61.Kxf6 1-0

(3) Anand,V (2792) - Aronian,L (2750) [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.d4 Bd6 13.Re2 Bg4 14.f3 Bf5 15.g3 Qc7 16.Kf2 Qd7 17.Bxd5 cxd5 18.Nd2 Bd3 19.Re3 Bg6 20.Nf1 a5 21.a3 1/2-1/2

(4) Morozevich,A (2758) - Kramnik,V (2769) [A34]

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.e3 Bg7 4.d4 Nf6 5.d5 0-0 6.Nf3 e6 7.Be2 exd5 8.cxd5 d6 9.0-0 Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Bxf3 Nbd7 12.a4 a6 13.g4 c4 14.Be2 Rc8 15.g5 Ne8 16.f4 Qe7 17.Ra3 Rc5 18.Bf3 Ra5 19.Bd2 Nc5 20.Qe2 Nb3 21.Ne4 Nxd2 22.Qxd2 Qd8 23.Qb4 b5 24.axb5 Rxb5 25.Qxc4 Qb6 26.Qc6 Bxb2 27.Qxb6 Rxb6 28.Ra2 Bg7 29.Rc1 h6 30.h4 hxg5 31.hxg5 f6 32.Rc6 Rxc6 33.dxc6 fxg5 34.Nxg5 Nc7 35.Rd2 Rd8 36.Bg4 Bc3 37.Rd3 Ba5 38.Kg2 d5 39.e4 d4 40.e5 Bb6 41.Rb3 Rb8 42.Rh3 Ba5 43.Rh6 Rb2+ 44.Kg3 Be1+ 45.Kf3 d3 46.Rxg6+ Kf8 47.Rd6 d2 48.Ke4 1-0
 
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