Mexico City Round 10: Kramnik - Anand draw; Aronian wins

09.25.07 The Kramnik - Anand game was a tense Semi-Slav with chances for both sides. In the end it was a forty-one move draw which kept the Indian Super GM in the lead by one point. Gelfand remains in second followed by Kramnik, Leko and Aronian who beat Grischuk to move within striking distance.

The 2007 World Chess Championship will be played from September 12 - October 1, 2007 at the Sheraton Centro Histˆ„rico Hotel in Mexico City, Mexico. Eight of the world's strongest players will face each other in a double round robin tournament to determine the new World Champion. All games begin at 3:00 p.m. EST

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Round 10: Monday, Sept. 24th, 2007, 15:00h EST

Peter Svidler 1/2-1/2 Alexander Morozevich
Vladimir Kramnik 1/2-1/2 Viswanathan Anand
Levon Aronian 1-0 Alexander Grischuk
Boris Gelfand 1/2-1/2 Peter Leko

Round 10 Games

Standings after Tenth Round

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Anand approaches his board for round ten...


...is greeted and welcomed...


...shakes hands with his opponent...


and the game is on!


Svidler - Morozevich


Gelfand - Leko with Aronian in the background.


Like Boris Spassky vs. Fischer in 1972, Grischuk spent long stretches of time while on the move staring at the back wall.


Peter Svidler and Alexander Morozevich keep it light at the post-game press conference.

Full Schedule and Results (second half)

Round 8: Friday, Sept. 21st 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 1/2-1/2 Vladimir Kramnik
Levon Aronian 1/2-1/2 Alexander Morozevich
Boris Gelfand 1/2-1/2 Viswanathan Anand
Peter Leko 1-0 Alexander Grischuk

Round 8 Games

Free day: Saturday, Sept. 22nd 2007

Round 9: Sunday, Sept. 23rd 2007, 15:00h EST
Peter Leko 1/2-1/2 Peter Svidler
Alexander Grischuk 1-0 Boris Gelfand
Viswanathan Anand 1/2-1/2 Levon Aronian
Alexander Morozevich 1-0 Vladimir Kramnik

Round 9 Games

Round 10: Monday, Sept. 24th 2007, 15:00h EST
Peter Svidler 1/2-1/2 Alexander Morozevich
Vladimir Kramnik 1/2-1/2 Viswanathan Anand
Levon Aronian 1-0 Alexander Grischuk
Boris Gelfand 1/2-1/2 Peter Leko

Round 10 Games

Round 11: Tuesday, Sept. 25th 2007, 15:00h EST
Boris Gelfand--Peter Svidler
Peter Leko--Levon Aronian
Alexander Grischuk--Vladimir Kramnik
Viswanathan Anand--Alexander Morozevich

Free day: Wednesday, Sept. 26th 2007

Round 12: Thursday, Sept 27th 2007, 15:00h EST
Peter Svidler--Viswanathan Anand
Alexander Morozevich--Alexander Grischuk
Vladimir Kramnik--Peter Leko
Levon Aronian--Boris Gelfand

Round 13: Friday, Sept. 28th 2007, 15:00h EST
Levon Aronian--Peter Svidler
Boris Gelfand--Vladimir Kramnik
Peter Leko--Alexander Morozevich
Alexander Grischuk--Viswanathan Anand

Round 14: Saturday, Sept. 29th 2007, 15:00h EST
Peter Svidler--Alexander Grischuk
Viswanathan Anand--Peter Leko
Alexander Morozevich--Boris Gelfand
Vladimir Kramnik--Levon Aronian

Sunday, Sept. 30th 2007
Possible tiebreaks, closing ceremony

All 2007 World Championship Games

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