Grischuk Qualifies, Carlsen Beats Aronian to Tie Match, Polgar Halts Bareev Print
Friday, 01 June 2007 00:00
Alexander Grischuk drew with Vladimir Malakhov to win their match 3.5:1.5 and qualify to Round 2. Magnus Carlsen beat Levon Aronian in the endgame to tie 2.5-all with only one game left in their 6-game match. Judith Polgar won over Evgeny Bareev to narrow their margin to 2:3, only a point behind Bareev. Michael Adams drew with Alexey Shirov to maintain his lead at 3:2. Sergei Rublevsky drew with Ruslan Ponomariov to keep his one point lead also at 3:2. Boris Gelfand and Rustam Kasimjanov played their 5th draw. Watch games live at the official site. Read photo report. Alexander Grischuk drew with Vladimir Malakhov to win their match 3.5:1.5 and qualify to Round 2. Magnus Carlsen beat Levon Aronian in the endgame to tie 2.5-all with only one game left in their 6-game match. Judith Polgar won over Evgeny Bareev to narrow their margin to 2:3, only a point behind Bareev. Michael Adams drew with Alexey Shirov to maintain his lead at 3:2. Sergei Rublevsky drew with Ruslan Ponomariov to keep his one point lead also at 3:2. Boris Gelfand and Rustam Kasimjanov played their 5th draw. Watch games live at the official site.

Photos by Casto Abundo

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Magnus Carlsen beat Levon Aronian in the endgame to tie 2.5-all with only one game left in their 6-game match.


Levon Aronian talking with Kasimjanov (left) and Gelfand (right) before Game 5.


Rustam Kasimjanov chats with Evgeny Bareev (left) before game time. At right, Kasimjanov struts around as Gelfand is deep in thought in the opening.


Alexander Grischuk drew with Vladimir Malakhov to win their match 3.5:1.5 and qualify to Round 2.


Judith Polgar won over Evgeny Bareev to narrow their margin to 2:3, only a point behind Bareev.


Ruslan Ponomariov arriving for Game 5. A draw brings Sergei Rublevsky closer to victory with a one point lead in the match at 3:2.


With a draw, Michael Adams maintained his one point lead.

The arbiters, from left: Viacheslav Namruev of Elista, Kalmykia, Russia, Abdulrahim Mahdi of the United Arab Emirates, Chief Arbiter Andrzej Filipowicz of Poland, Deputy Chief Arbiter Panagiotis Nikolopoulos of Greece and Mehrdad Pahlavenzadeh of Iran.


Early winner Gata Kamsky (in foreground), free in game 5, using the Internet at the press center.
 
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