Aronian is back

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In round 4, played on D?ɬ?a de la Independencia which celebrated the 197th birthday of Mexico's independence, it was Aronian who improved his standings with a victory over Leko. Kramnik and Anand drew their games but both missed wins against Grischuk and Morozevich respectively. In Svidler-Gelfand Black grabbed another easy half point in the Petroff.

It was more Leko losing than Aronian winning. The Armenian didn't do anything special but the Hungarian spent much time on the clock and still made an error after he missed a little tactical idea.

Just like in the third round Grischuk spent an enormous amount of time but this time he must have been satisfied with his draw. Kramnik was building up an already great position and according to the world champion White missed several wins. Especially 38.Rxa7 was inaccurate I think.

Morozevich surprised the spectators even more by not losing against Anand's fantastic position that contained the bishop pair, a strong knight on d4 and an advanced passed pawn. The Indian will probably be considering this game a loss somehow.

Peter Svidler is one of the players that keeps faith in 1.e4, despite the existence of the Russian Defence. "The head-banging against the Petroff wall continues, with the same result as always," he said after the game. This can be read in Ian Rogers' column at USCF. "After the slightest inaccuracy you have nothing," Svidler continued. He meant he should have played 17.Qd3, keeping the queens on the board and with that, more play.



Standings show that on the first restday today, Kramnik and Anand have a small lead with +1, while Leko and Svidler are on -1:




Playing schedule:

Round 1: Thursday, Sept. 13th 2007, 14:00h
Kramnik 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Svidler
Morozevich 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Aronian
Anand 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Gelfand
Grischuk 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Leko
Round 2: Friday, Sept. 14th 2007, 14:00h
Svidler 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Leko
Gelfand 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Grischuk
Aronian 
0-1 Anand
Kramnik 
1-0 Morozevich
Round 3: Saturday, Sept. 15th 2007, 14:00h
Morozevich 
1-0 Svidler
Anand 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Kramnik
Grischuk 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Aronian
Leko 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Gelfand
Round 4: Sunday, Sept 16th 2007, 14:00h
Svidler 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Gelfand
Aronian 
1-0 Leko
Kramnik 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Grischuk
Morozevich 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Anand
Free day: Monday, Sept. 11th 2007
Round 5: Tuesday, Sept. 18th 2007, 14:00h
Anand 
  Svidler
Grischuk 
  Morozevich
Leko 
  Kramnik
Gelfand 
  Aronian
Round 6: Wednesday, Sept. 19th 2007, 14:00h
Aronian 
  Kramnik
Gelfand 
  Morozevich
Grischuk 
  Svidler
Leko 
  Anand
Round 7: Thursday, Sept. 20th 2007, 14:00h
Anand 
  Grischuk
Kramnik 
  Gelfand
Morozevich 
  Leko
Svidler 
  Aronian



Second half

Round 8: Friday, Sept. 21st 2007, 14:00h
Svidler 
  Kramnik
Aronian 
  Morozevich
Gelfand 
  Anand
Leko 
  Grischuk
Free day: Saturday, Sept. 22nd 2007
Round 9: Sunday, Sept. 23th 2007, 14:00h
Anand 
  Aronian
Grischuk 
  Gelfand
Leko 
  Svidler
Morozevich 
  Kramnik
Round 10: Monay, Sept. 24th 2007, 14:00h
Aronian 
  Grischuk
Gelfand 
  Leko
Kramnik 
  Anand
Svidler 
  Morozevich
Round 11: Tuesday, Sept. 25th 2007, 14:00h
Anand 
  Morozevich
Gelfand 
  Svidler
Grischuk 
  Kramnik
Leko 
  Aronian
Free day: Wednesday, Sept. 26th 2007
Round 12: Thursday, Sept 27th 2007, 14:00h
Aronian 
  Gelfand
Kramnik 
  Leko
Morozevich 
  Grischuk
Svidler 
  Anand
Round 13: Friday, Sept. 28th 2007, 14:00h
Aronian 
  Svidler
Grischuk 
  Anand
Leko 
  Morozevich
Gelfand 
  Kramnik
Round 14: Saturday, Sept. 29th 2007, 14:00h
Anand 
  Leko
Kramnik 
  Aronian
Morozevich 
  Gelfand
Svidler 
  Grischuk

Sunday, Sept. 30th 2007

Possible tiebreaks, closing ceremony

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