R6: Carlsen alleen aan kop

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After a one minute silence to remember Bobby Fischer, round 6 has started. Kramnik and Aronian are playing the semi-slav and still following Radjabov-Anand Mainz 2006.

Gelfand and van Wely played a quick draw. All other boards looks to be very interesting and it seems Kramnik has to think for the first time on move 28!

update 16:40

Anand-Ivanchuk did not reach move twenty. According to Ivanchuk the position was more or less equal. Radjabov did not achieve much in the Exchange Variation of the Ruy Lopez. Carlsen seems to be collecting another point to get on top alone. Two pawns should be sufficient to bring a decision soon. Aronian had defended magnificently although he had to make 6 moves in less than 3 minutes. It looks like he has reached a draw endgame.

Update 22:25 Due to Fischer's death, there was actually less time than normal to actually look at the Corus games today. A short summary this time. Carlsen is the big hero of course, leading the field with a half point clear after he beat Polgar today. Kramnik eventually won a drawn f and h rook ending against Aronian but wasn't happy when he left. He knew he had screwed up before and had scored the full point mainly because Aronian ran out of time. Topalov is back, after a fine victory with Black against Leko.

Grandmastergroup A
L. van Wely - B. Gelfand ?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? P. Leko - V. Topalov 0-1 M. Carlsen - J. Polgar 1-0 V. Anand - V. Ivanchuk ?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? V. Kramnik - L. Aronian T. Radjabov - M. Adams ?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? S. Mamedyarov - P. Eljanov ?Ǭ?-?Ǭ?

Grandmastergroup B
N. Short - G. Sargissian 1-0 I. Cheparinov - H. Koneru ?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? M. Krasenkow - E. L'Ami 1-0 E. Bacrot - I. Nepomniachtchi ?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? P. Harikrishna - J. Smeets 0-1 Y. Hou - S. Movsesian 0-1 D. Stellwagen - W. Spoelman 1-0

Grandmastergroup C
I. Krush - F. Caruana 1-0 P. Carlsson - E. Grivas ?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? A. Braun - D. Reinderman ?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? J. van der Wiel - D. Ruijgrok ?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? S. Li - M. van der Werf 0-1 A. Ushenina - Z. Peng 1-0 F. Nijboer - P. Negi 1-0

New photos by forest:

Kramnik - AronianKrasenkov - L'Ami
PolgarLeko - Topalov
LekoVan Wely - Gelfand

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"^Reports^^^1200689031^1314785601^forest "Press conference Magnus Carlsen"^"The show must go on, especially for the new generation of geniusses. Today we had a second press conference by Magnus Carlsen, in which he explained his win against Judit Polgar very clearly.


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