Experience leading the field

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After the sixth round you could say that Experience is leading the field. After Anand had drawn his game against Leko with Black in a line they had studied together some ten years ago, Gelfand (after Anand the oldest player in the field, followed by Anand) won again, this time against Morozevich, and so the Israeli is joining Vishy on the first spot. Svidler and Grischuk fought a great battle today, which they both clearly enjoyed themselves as well. After both had had won positions, eventually the point was shared. This had also happend in the early afternoon between Aronian and Kramnik, who went through an ultra-correct Catalan.

Aronian was curious about how Kramnik, who's so succesful himself in the Catalan, would react to this opening. The line that was chosen by the world champion isn't known as very good for Black, but undeservedly. Aronian chose not to take risks and grabbed the draw when it was there.



Since Leko was so surprised by Anand's opening choice, he decided to go for an old line (13.Be3, called "a relic" by Kasparov) and only his 17.Re1 was new, but not dangerous.



As mentioned there was much exciting stuff in Grischuk-Svidler. The whole Grischuk team had forgotten to check the line played by Svidler and so Black came out of the opening with an advantage. But 24...bxc4? was wrong and so was 37.Pxe6?.



Though Gelfand has a very serious attitude from outside, he's probably the happiest player in the field right now. He reacted well to Morozevich's Petrosian-like exchange sac by activating the white rook via the fourth rank, when suddenly things were going bad for Black.





Standings:




Results/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 
1-0 Svidler
Grischuk 
1-0 Morozevich
Leko 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Kramnik
Gelfand 
1-0 Aronian
Round 6: Wednesday, Sept. 19th 2007, 14:00h
Aronian 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Kramnik
Gelfand 
1-0 Morozevich
Grischuk 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? Svidler
Leko 
?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? 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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