FIDE World Championship, Round 9

FIDE World Championship, Round 9

Patzer24
Patzer24
Sep 24, 2007, 8:00 AM |
8 | Chess Event Coverage

There was some exciting action in round 9 with Morozevich defeating Kramnik and Grischuk defeats Gelfand to shake up the standings.

 

The games were:

GM Morozevich - GM Kramnik, 1-0

GM Grischuk - GM Gelfand, 1-0 

GM Anand - GM Aronian, 1/2-1/2

GM Leko - GM Svidler, 1/2-1/2

 

Standings after 9 of 14 rounds:

1) GM Anand (6/9)

2) GM Gelfand(5/9)

3-5) GM Kramnik, GM Grischuk, GM Leko (4.5/9)

6-7) GM Morozevich, GM Aronian (4/9)

8) GM Svidler (3.5/9)

 

On a side note the first 1. e4 1...not e5 was played this round. A Sicilian defense was played in the game GM Leko - GM Svidler shown below. 

 

Now I will provide full commentary and annotations for the game of the round, GM Morozevich - GM Kramnik:

 

 

 

Here are the 3 other games from the round:




Pairings for round 10:

GM Kramnik - GM Anand

GM Gelfand - GM Leko

GM Aronian - GM Grischuk

GM Svidler - GM Morozevich 


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