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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Candidates Matches 2007: Gelfand – Kasimdzhanov, Gelfand wins a hard-fought match in rapidplay tiebreak.
This match was played between May 27 and June 3, alongside seven other first round Candidates Matches in Elista, Russia. Gelfand would be expected to progress to the next round, even though Kasimdzhanov is an ex-FIDE World Champion. As skillful … Continue reading
White: Viswanathan Anand (2792) Black: Boris Gelfand (2723) Opening Sicilian: Najdorf Tournament Corus 2006, Wijk aan Zee, Round 13 Date 29/01/2006 ECO Code B90 Result 1-0 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 … Continue reading