Category Archives: Morozevich

World Championship 2007 Round 4: Aronian’s Maroczy bind deposes Leko. Kramnik and Anand fail to capitalise on their advantages.

Kramnik fails to convert a big advantage against Grischuk. Anand gets a large advantage against Grischuk and also bails out into a draw by repetition. Svidler runs into Gelfand’s ultra-solid Petroff and gains nothing. Aronian locks down Leko in a … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 3: Morezevich bounces back with a win, Grischuk spares Aronian

Svidler gets the upperhand against Morozevich but overstretches allowing Morozevich to destroy his queenside and claim his first win. Anand fights hard to defend a draw in a long endgame against Kramnik. Grischuk pulls out of a lethal attack against … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 2: Kramnik majestically outplays Morozevich, Anand’s novelty overcomes Aronian

Anand wins in a complicated and tactical game against Aronian. Kramnik sacrifices a piece for positional compensation of a mobile pawn phalanx. Morozevich runs into time trouble in a very complicated position and his position unravels allowing Kramnik to claim … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 1: All draws; Kramnik and Svidler bail out of an interesting position.

The World Championship almost started with a bang with the two friends Kramnik and Svidler bailing out for a draw in a most interesting position. Anand tries to wipe Gelfand with a kingside pawn storm, but Gelfand’s control of the … Continue reading

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Linares 2007, Round 14: Anand wins Linares, Morozevich superb comeback

Anand secures a draw against Ivanchuk to take sole first place. Morozevich completes an amazing comeback dragging himself from the bottom of the table to second place with a decisive rout of Svidler. Leko’s last position is consoled with a … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 13: Morozevich downs Topalov in a long knight endgame

Morozevich wins a tough endgame battle against Topalov which relegates the Bulgarian to the half a point from bottom of the tournament standings. Other games are hard-fought draws. Morozevich – Topalov Morozevich’s c3 Sicilian sidesteps any Topalov-prepared line. Morozevich plays … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 12: Morozevich and Svidler win in polished style

Morozevich’s determined play overcomes Ivanchuk. Svidler registers his first win of the tournament with an elegant win over Leko. Ivanchuk – Morozevich Ivanchuk reprises the Scotch Game, the opening that almost secured him a win against Leko in the first … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 11: Carlsen’s grip crushes Ivanchuk. Exciting struggles all round

Carlsen’s grip crushes Ivanchuk. Aronian and Leko engage in an exciting struggle, so to do Svidler and Topalov. Carlsen – Ivanchuk Carlsen employs the Classical Exchange against Ivanchuk’s Grunfeld. Carlsen emerges with a clear advantage, even when both pairs of … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 10: Anand beats Carlsen in a majestic strategic game

Anand wins a masterful strategic game against Carlsen. Ivanchuk sacrifices a piece which is good enough to force a draw. Leko and Topalov emerge equal in a hard-fought draw. Anand – Carlsen Carlsen adopts the Chigorin Closed Ruy Lopez, and … Continue reading

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Morelia/Linares 2007, Round 9: Topalov survives a scare against Ivanchuk. Morozevich smashes Leko

Topalov survives a scare against Ivanchuk. Morozevich smashes Leko with a brutal attack. A day off for Carlsen and Aronian. Anand has to fight for a draw. Topalov – Ivanchuk Topalov plays a little passively in a Sicilian Paulsen/Kan, but … Continue reading

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