Aronian, Leko, Grischuk Win in Candidates Matches Rd 2 Game 1 Print
Wednesday, 06 June 2007 00:00
Top seed Levon Aronian of Armnia beat Alexei Shirov of Spain who gave an exchange sacrifice, Alexander Grischuk of Russia won a brilliant game over Sergei Rublevsky and Peter Leko of Hungary got the full point after a desperation sacrifice by Evgeny Bareev of Russia in the first game of round two of the Candidates Matches. Gata Kamsky of the USA and Boris Gelfand of Israel signalled their draw by repetition on the 23rd move. Watch games live at the official site. Read photo report. Top seed Levon Aronian of Armnia beat Alexei Shirov of Spain who gave an exchange sacrifice, Alexander Grischuk of Russia won a brilliant game over compatriot Sergei Rublevsky and Peter Leko of Hungary got the full point after a desperation sacrifice by Evgeny Bareev of Russia in the first game of round two of the Candidates Matches. Gata Kamsky of the USA and Boris Gelfand of Israel signaled their draw by repetition on the 23rd move. Watch games live at the official site.

Photos by Casto Abundo. Charts from Chessbase.

 Player
Rating
1
2
3
4
5
6
TB
 Tot. 
 Perf. 
 Levon Aronian
2759
1
           
1.0
 
 Alexei Shirov
2699
0
           
0-0
 
 
 Peter Leko
2738
1
           
1.0
 
 Evgeny Bareev
2635
0
           
0-0
 
 
 Alexander Grischuk
2717
1
           
1.0
 
 Sergei Rublevsky
2680
0
           
0-0
 
 
 Gata Kamsky 
2705
½
           
0.5
 
 Boris Gelfand
2733
½
           
0.5
 



The eight qualifiers at the closing ceremony of Round 1.














And then there were four boards left.


Two screens on both the left and right sides of the stage feature all four games.


Gelfand and Bareev chatting before the game.
 
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