Aronian, Shirov, Gelfand Win Exciting Tie Break Print
Sunday, 03 June 2007 00:00
In today`s tie break games, Levon Aronian of Armenia beat Magnus Carlsen of Norway 4:2, Alexey Shirov of Spain won over Michael Adams of England 2.5:.5 and Boris Gelfand of Israel tallied a similar 2.5:.5 score over Rustam Kasimjanov of Uzbekistan to qualify into Round 2 of the Candidates Matches. Shirov won the first two Rapid chess games and drew the third. Gelfand also needed only three games. Aronian had a diffcult time against wunderkind Carlsen and had to win the blitz games. Watch games live at the official site. Read photo report. In today`s tie break games, Levon Aronian of Armenia beat Magnus Carlsen of Norway 4:2, Alexey Shirov of Spain won over Michael Adams of England 2.5:.5 and Boris Gelfand of Israel tallied a similar 2.5:.5 score over Rustam Kasimjanov of Uzbekistan to qualify into Round 2 of the Candidates Matches. Shirov won the first two Rapid chess games and drew the third. Gelfand also needed only three games. Aronian had a diffcult time against wunderkind Carlsen and had to win the blitz games. Watch games live at the official site.

Photos by Casto Abundo. Charts from Chessbase

 Player
T1
T2
T3
T4
B1
B2
 Tot. 
 Magnus Carlsen
0
½
½
1
0
0
2.0
 Levon Aronian
1
½
½
0
1
1
4.0
 
 Boris Gelfand
1
½
1
 
2.5
 Rustam Kasimdzhanov
0
½
0
 
0.5
 
 Michael Adams
0
0
½
 
0.5
 Alexei Shirov
1
1
½
 
2.5


 Player
Rating
1
2
3
4
5
6
TB
 Tot. 
 Perf.*
 Magnus Carlsen
2676
0
½
1
0
1
½
4.0
7.0
2759
 Levon Aronian
2759
1
½
0
1
0
½
2.0
5.0
2693
 
 Peter Leko
2749
½
1
1
1
-
-
 
3.5
2973
 Mikhail Gurevich
2635
½
0
0
0
-
-
 
0.5
2400
 
 Ruslan Ponomariov
2717
½
½
0
½
½
½
 
2.5
2622
 Sergei Rublevsky
2680
½
½
1
½
½
½
 
3.5
2775
 
 Boris Gelfand
2733
½
½
½
½
½
½
2.5
5.5
2677
 Rustam Kasimdzhanov 
2677
½
½
½
½
½
½
0.5
3.5
2733
 
 Gata Kamsky
2705
½
1
1
1
-
-
 
3.5
3047
 Etienne Bacrot
2709
½
0
0
0
-
-
 
0.5
2367
 
 Alexander Grischuk
2717
1
½
½
1
½
-
 
3.5
2826
 Vladimir Malakhov
2679
0
½
½
0
½
-
 
1.5
2570
 
 Judit Polgar
2727
½
0
½
0
1
½
 
2.5
2585
 Evgeny Bareev
2643
½
1
½
1
0
½
 
3.5
2785
 
 Michael Adams
2734
½
½
½
1
½
0
0.5
3.5
2699
 Alexei Shirov
2699
½
½
½
0
½
1
2.5
5.5
2734

*Performance only calculated for the long games




In the Rapid Chess tie break, players do not have to record. Arbiters take down the moves as IA Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh of Iran does above. Pahlevanzadeh and Deputy Chief Arbiter Takis Nikolopoulos pointed out after the game that Aronian could have ended the match on the fourth Rapid Chess game had he claimed a draw by repetition after moves 46, 48 and 50.



Players may refer to the scoresheets of the Arbiters to claim a draw by repetition or by the 50 move rule. Above, Abdulrahim Mahdi of the United Arab Emirates is the Arbiter for the Shirov-Adams game.



IA Viacheslav Namruev does the Ariber`s duties for the Kasimjanov-Gelfand game.




Former world champion Boris Spassky thrilled spectators in the lobby with his running commentary.


In the game broadcast control room, from left, Casto Abundo, Gennady Rakhvalov and Vova Kukaev of the Elista FIDE Office.
 
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