Kramnik Crushes Morozevich, Anand Drubs Aronian Print
Saturday, 15 September 2007 00:00
Defending champion Vladimir Kramnik beat compatriot Alexander Morozevich in only 27 moves of an Open Catalan while top rated Viswanathan Anand used the Semi Slav to slay Levon Arionian in the second round of the World Championship in Mexico. Peter Svidler braved the Marshall Attack of Peter Leko in their Ruy Lopez game to draw in 43 moves while Alexander Grischuk used the Queen's Indian defense against Gelfand to draw in 23 moves. Visit the official web site. Download Round 2 games in pgn. Download Bulletin 3 in pdf format. . Defending champion Vladimir Kramnik beat comrpatriot Alexander Morozevich in only 27 moves of an Open Catalan while top rated Viswanathan Anand used the Semi Slav to slay Levon Arionian in the second round of the World Championship in Mexico. Peter Svidler braved the Marshall Attack of Peter Leko in their Ruy Lopez game to draw in 43 moves while Alexander Grischuk used the Queen's Indian defense against Gelfand to draw in 23 moves. Visit the official web site. Download Bulletin 3 in pdf format. Download Round 2 games in pgn.

Videos of the tournament are available on www.europe-echecs.com. Many sites have live coverage, such as chessdom.com.

Round 2: Friday, Sept. 14th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Alexander Grischuk
Levon Aronian 
0-1
 Viswanathan Anand
Vladimir Kramnik 
1-0
 Alexander Morozevich


(1) SVIDLER,Peter (RUS) - LEKO,Peter (HUN)
WCC 2007

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.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Qe2 Bg4 16.Qf1 Qh5 17.Nd2 Rae8 18.Rxe8 Rxe8 19.f3 Bf5 20.Ne4 Bc7 21.Bd2 Qg6 22.Re1 Bxe4 23.Rxe4 Rxe4 24.Bc2 f5 25.fxe4 fxe4 26.Qg2 Nf6 27.Qh3 Ng4 28.Bb3+ Kf8 29.Bd1 e3 30.Bc1 h5 31.Bxg4 hxg4 32.Qf1+ Ke8 33.Bxe3 Kd7 34.Qe2 Qf5 35.b3 g6 36.Bf2 Bd6 37.c4 bxc4 38.bxc4 Bc7 39.d5 cxd5 40.cxd5 Bd6 41.a4 Qb1+ 42.Kg2 Qf5 43.Kg1 1/2-1/2

(2) GELFAND,Boris (ISR) - GRISCHUK,Alexander (RUS)
WCC 2007

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb7 6.Bg2 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 c5 8.Bxb4 cxb4 9.0-0 0-0 10.Qd3 Be4 11.Qe3 Nc6 12.Nbd2 d5 13.Rfc1 Rc8 14.cxd5 Bxd5 15.Qd3 Bxf3 16.Nxf3 Nd5 17.Rc4 Nc3 18.a3 b5 19.Rxc6 Rxc6 20.Ng5 Qxg5 21.Bxc6 Rc8 22.Bb7 Rc7 23.axb4 1/2-1/2

(3) ARONIAN,Levon (ARM) - ANAND,Viswanathan (IND)
WCC 2007

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Ne5 h5 10.h4 g4 11.Be2 Bb7 12.0-0 Nbd7 13.Qc2 Nxe5 14.Bxe5 Bg7 15.Rad1 0-0 16.Bg3 Nd7 17.f3 c5 18.dxc5 Qe7 19.Kh1 a6 20.a4 Bc6 21.Nd5 exd5 22.exd5 Be5 23.f4 Bg7 24.dxc6 Nxc5 25.Rd5 Ne4 26.Be1 Qe6 27.Rxh5 f5 28.Kh2 Rac8 29.Bb4 Rfe8 30.axb5 axb5 31.Re1 Qf7 32.Rg5 Nxg5 33.fxg5 Rxc6 34.Bf1 Rxe1 35.Bxe1 Re6 36.Bc3 Qc7+ 37.g3 Re3 38.Qg2 Bxc3 39.bxc3 f4 40.Qa8+ Kg7 41.Qa6 fxg3+ 0-1

(4) KRAMNIK,Vladimir (RUS) - MOROZEVICH,Alexander (RUS)
WCC 2007

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.d4 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.Ne5 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nd5 8.0-0 0-0 9.Qc2 b5 10.Nxd5 exd5 11.b3 c6 12.e4 f6 13.exd5 fxe5 14.bxc4 exd4 15.dxc6 Be6 16.cxb5 d3 17.c7 Qd4 18.Qa4 Nd7 19.Be3 Qd6 20.Bxa8 Rxa8 21.Bf4 Qf8 22.b6 Ne5 23.Bxe5 Qf3 24.Qd1 Qe4 25.b7 Rf8 26.c8Q Bd5 27.f3 1-0

Photos from Chessbase by their reporter and photographer in Mexico, Ali Nihat Yazici, President of the Turkish Chess Federation.


Morozevic (left) vs. Kramnik


Anand (left) vs. Aronian
 
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