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World Championship 2007 Round 12: Kramnik deposes Leko cutting into Anand’s lead

Kramnik takes advantage of a momentary lapse from Leko to cut into Anand’s lead. Aronian’s novelty brings out the best in Gelfand who grabs the full point. Morozevich snares Grischuk’s king into a mating net. Anand secures a quiet draw … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 11: Anand outguns Morozevich, extends his lead.

Anand extends his lead by beating Morozevich in a tremendous battle and an exquisite finish. Kramnik has an easy draw against Grischuk. Leko’s edge against Aronian isn’t enough for a decisive result. Svidler holds Gelfand with very little trouble. Anand … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 10: Anand holds off Kramnik.

Anand secures his hold of first place with a tough draw against Kramnik. Aronian struggles but overcomes Grischuk in a well calculated finish. Svidler’s enterprising play is almost enough to dispatch Morozevich, but in the tense struggle, Svidler misses the … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 9: Kramnik and Gelfand lose ground to Anand.

Grischuk outplays Gelfand in a double rook endgame. Kramnik’s Modern Benoni crashes and burns against Morozevich. Svidler’s counterplay neutralises Leko in the Sicilian Najdorf. Anand’s Marshall Attack novelty defuses any threats from Aronian. Leko – Svidler Svidler plays the first … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 8: Leko beats Grischuk in a positional game

Leko outmanoeuvres Grischuk in an Anti-Marshall Ruy Lopez. Morozevich sparks fireworks against Aronian and succeeds in defending the resulting rook endgame. Svidler gets nothing against Kramnik’s solid Petroff. Svidler – Kramnik Svidler repeats his 6. Nc3 Petroff that he tried … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 7: Anand beats Grischuk to lead the tournament at the halfway stage

Morozevich and Leko draw in a long struggle where neither side could build a strong enough advantage to draw clear. Anand bests Grischuk in a pawn-chain fevered Anti-Marshall. Gelfand puts the question to Kramnik, and for the first time Kramnik … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 6: Gelfand joins Anand in the lead after a win against Morozevich.

Grischuk’s generosity creates a tense game but its only sufficient to force a draw. Gelfand beats Morozevich to join Anand in the lead. Other games are short draws. Grischuk – Svidler Its another anti-Moscow Semi-Slav, following Aronian-Anand from round 2 … Continue reading

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World Championship 2007 Round 5: Anand, Gelfand and Grischuk win. Anand leads by 1/2 point

Anand downs Svidler in a Marshall Attack, Svidler’s compensation for the sacrificed pawn not so evident. Grischuk crashes through Morozevich’s kingside pawn structure to register a tense win. Leko’s Giuoco Pianissimo is sufficient for a draw against Kramnik. Gelfand defeats … Continue reading

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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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