:: World Championship Candidate Matches 2007

Aronian, Leko, Grischuk & Gelfand qualified for the World Championship in Mexico

The Candidates Matches for the World Championship 2007 took place in Elista, Kalmykia, between the 26th of May and 14th of June 2007.

Participants (16): Levon Aronian (ARM), Peter Leko (HUN), Ruslan Ponomariov (UKR), Boris Gelfand (ISR), Etienne Bacrot (FRA), Alexander Grischuk (RUS), Judith Polgar (HUN), Alexei Shirov (ESP), Michael Adams (ENG), Evgeny Bareev (RUS), Vladimir Malakhov (RUS), Gata Kamsky (USA), Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB), Sergei Rublevsky (RUS), Mikhail Gurevich (TUR), Magnus Carlsen (NOR).

Out of the above mentioned 16 players the top four players, i.e. Levon Aronian, Peter Leko, Alexander Grischuk and Boris Gelfand, are qualified for the World Championship which will be held in Mexico City between September 11th and October 1st 2007, and will face World Champion 2006 Vladimir Kramnik (RUS), Viswanathan Anand (IND), Peter Svidler (RUS) and Alexander Morozevich (RUS) who have been already qualified.

Round 2
Aronian - Shirov 1-0, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2  (3.5-2.5)
Leko - Bareev 1-0, 1/2, 1-0, 1/2, 1/2  (3.5-1.5)
Grischuk - Rublevsky 1-0, 1/2, 1/2, 0-1, 1/2, 1/2, TB: 1-0, 1/2, 1-0  (5.5-3.5)
Kamsky - Gelfand 1/2, 1/2, 0-1, 1/2, 0-1  (1.5-3.5)

Round
1
1. Carlsen - Aronian 0-1, 1/2, 1-0, 0-1, 1-0
, 1/2, TB: 0-1, 1/2, 1/2, 1-0, 0-1, 0-1 (5.0-7.0)
2. Leko
- Gurevich 1/2, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0  (3.5-0.5)
3. Ponomariov - Rublevsky 1/2, 1/2
, 0-1, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2  (2.5-3.5
4. Gelfand - Kasimdzhanov 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2
, 1/2, TB: 1-0, 1/2, 1-0 (5.5-3.5) 
5. Kamsky - Bacrot 1/2, 1-0, 1-0, 1-0  (3.5-0.5)
6. Grischuk - Malakhov 1-0, 1/2, 1/2, 1-0, 1/2  (3.5-1.5)
7. Polgar - Bareev 1/2, 0-1, 1/2, 0-1, 1-0
, 1/2  (2.5-3.5)
8. Adams - Shirov 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1-0, 1/2
, 0-1, TB: 0-1, 0-1, 1/2 (3.5-5.5

Full schedule of the games
First round of matches (16 players)
May 27 @15.00, Game 1
May 28 @15.00, Game 2
May 29 @15.00, Game 3
May 30 Free day
May 31 @15.00, Game 4
June 01 @15.00, Game 5
June 02 @15.00, Game 6
June 03 @13.00, Tie-breaks
June 04, 05 Free days

Second round of matches (8 players)

June 06 @15.00, Game 1
June 07 @15.00, Game 2
June 08 @15.00, Game 3
June 09 Free day
June 10 @15.00, Game 4
June 11 @15.00, Game 5
June 12 @15.00, Game 6
June 13 @13.00, Tie-breaks

- View the games >>>
- Official website >>>

Last update by Webmaster13/06/2007 >>>