Anand Crushes Grischuk to Grab World Championship Solo Lead Print
Friday, 21 September 2007 00:00
Viswanathan Anand of India, top rated in the world, beat Alexander Grischuk of Russia in 49 moves of a Ruy Lopez, the only decisive game of the 7th round, to grab solo lead with 5 points in the World Championship in Mexico City. Boris Gelfand trails with 4.5 points after a draw with Vladimir Kramnik who has 4 points. Grischuk tallied 3.5 points. Leko drew with Morozevich while Aronian also drew with Svidler. Visit the official web site. Read more. See first half crosstable.. Viswanathan Anand of India, top rated in the world, beat Alexander Grischuk of Russia in 49 moves of a Ruy Lopez, the only decisive game of the 7th round, to grab solo lead with 5 points in the World Championship in Mexico City. Boris Gelfand trails with 4.5 points after a draw with Vladimir Kramnik who has 4 points. Gelfand used the Semi Slav defense to draw with Kramnik in 40 moves. Grischuk tallied 3.5 points. Leko drew with Morozevich while Aronian also drew with Svidler. Visit the official web site.

Round 7: Thursday, Sept. 20th 2007
Peter Svidler 
½-½
 Levon Aronian
Vladimir Kramnik 
½-½
 Boris Gelfand
Alexander Morozevich 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Viswanathan Anand 
1-0
 Alexander Grischuk


(1) Morozevich,A (2758) - Leko,P (2751) [C45]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.c3 Nge7 7.Bc4 Ne5 8.Bb3 Qg6 9.0-0 d5 10.Bf4 Bg4 11.Qc2 f6 12.Ba4+ c6 13.Nd2 0-0 14.f3 Bd7 15.Kh1 Bb6 16.Rae1 Rae8 17.Re2 Kh8 18.Bg3 Qh5 19.Qd1 Bc7 20.Rfe1 Bb8 21.exd5 Nxd5 22.Nf1 Nb6 23.Bc2 c5 24.Re4 Qf7 25.Nb3 Bf5 26.R4e2 Rd8 27.Rd2 Bxc2 28.Qxc2 Rxd2 29.Nfxd2 c4 30.Nd4 Nbd7 31.Re2 a6 32.Ne4 b5 33.b4 Qd5 34.Nf2 Nb6 35.Re4 Qd7 36.Bxe5 Bxe5 37.Ng4 Bb8 38.Ne3 Re8 39.g3 g6 40.Kg2 f5 41.Rxe8+ Qxe8 42.Qd2 Be5 43.Ne2 Kg7 44.Kf2 Qe7 45.f4 Bf6 46.g4 fxg4 47.Nxg4 1/2-1/2

(2) Anand,V (2792) - Grischuk,A (2726) [C88]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.a4 b4 9.d3 d6 10.Nbd2 Na5 11.Ba2 c5 12.c3 Nc6 13.d4 bxc3 14.bxc3 exd4 15.cxd4 Nb4 16.Bb1 Bg4 17.h3 Bh5 18.g4 Bg6 19.d5 Nd7 20.Nc4 Rb8 21.Bf4 Nb6 22.Nxb6 Rxb6 23.Nd2 Bg5 24.Bxg5 Qxg5 25.Nc4 Rbb8 26.Qd2 Qxd2 27.Nxd2 f6 28.Nc4 Rfd8 29.f4 Bf7 30.Ra3 g5 31.h4 gxf4 32.Rf3 Be8 33.Rxf4 Kg7 34.h5 Bxa4 35.h6+ Kxh6 36.Rxf6+ Kg7 37.g5 Rf8 38.Rxd6 Bc2 39.Ne5 Rf4 40.Rf6 Rh4 41.d6 Bxb1 42.Rxb1 Rxe4 43.Rf7+ Kg8 44.Re7 Rd8 45.Rd1 c4 46.d7 Rf4 47.Rf1 Rff8 48.Rxf8+ Kxf8 49.Rxh7 c3 50.Ng6+ 1-0

(3) Svidler,P (2735) - Aronian,L (2750) [C69]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 f6 6.d4 exd4 7.Nxd4 c5 8.Ne2 Qxd1 9.Rxd1 Bd7 10.Nbc3 0-0-0 11.Be3 Re8 12.Rd2 Bc6 13.Rad1 b6 14.f3 Bd6 15.Bf4 Bxf4 16.Nxf4 Nh6 17.Kf2 f5 18.exf5 Nxf5 19.Re1 Rxe1 20.Kxe1 g5 1/2-1/2

(4) Kramnik,V (2769) - Gelfand,B (2733) [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 h5 12.Nxd7 Qxd7 13.Qc1 Rg8 14.Rd1 Bb4 15.Qe3 Qe7 16.h3 h4 17.Bh2 Bxc3 18.bxc3 g4 19.Kh1 c5 20.hxg4 cxd4 21.Rxd4 e5 22.Rdd1 Nxg4 23.Bxg4 Rxg4 24.f3 Rg6 25.a4 a5 26.axb5 a4 27.Qe2 Qc5 28.Rab1 Rd6 29.Rxd6 Qxd6 30.Qxc4 a3 31.Ra1 h3 32.Qe2 hxg2+ 33.Qxg2 0-0-0 34.Qa2 f5 35.Qxa3 fxe4 36.Qxd6 Rxd6 37.fxe4 Bxe4+ 38.Kg1 Bd3 39.Bxe5 Rg6+ 40.Kf2 Bxb5 1/2-1/2

Rk. Nombre Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts.
1 GM Anand Viswanathan 2792 IND * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5,0
2 GM Gelfand Boris 2733 ISR ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 4,5
3 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2769 RUS ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 4,0
4 GM Grischuk Alexander 2726 RUS 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 3,5
5 GM Leko Peter 2751 HUN ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 3,0
GM Aronian Levon 2750 ARM 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 3,0
7 GM Morozevich Alexander 2758 RUS ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 2,5
GM Svidler Peter 2735 RUS 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * 2,5
 
 
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