Mexico R02: Anand draws first blood, Kramnik beats Morozevich

9/14/2007 – Round two is under way, with 7000+ visitors on Playchess, watching the games, and many listening to live commentary by GM Yasser Seirawan. Anand drew first blood in this world championship by beating Aronian with the black pieces. Vladimir Kramnik soon followed suit with a white victory over Alexander Morozevich. Express report with videos and pictures.

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World Championship 2007 Mexico

The World Championship 2007 will take place from September 12 to 30 in the Sheraton Centro Histórico Hotel in Mexico City. Eight players are qualified – the tournament will be a double round robin. The prize fund is US $1.3 million.

Round two express report

Round 2: Friday, Sept. 14th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Alexander Grischuk
Levon Aronian 
0-1
 Viswanathan Anand
Vladimir Kramnik 
1-0
 Alexander Morozevich

Current standings

Full chess commentary by GM Mihail Marin will follow tomorrow.


Pictures and videos from round two


Before the start of round two: board, pieces, clock and flags all neatly set up


The game of the day? The astronomic rating points say it all


Alexander Girschuk being checked by security when entering


Vladimir Kramnik is checked, no cables found


India's Vishy Anand at the start of round two (in the background: Al Grischuk)


... and facing his Armenian opponent Levon Aronian


And what sould you do if I play this? Alexander Morozevich vs Vladimir Kramnik


Will he make it? The world champion defending his title in Mexico City


The two Peters face each other in round two (the Alexanders duke it out in round five)


Full Schedule and Results (first half)

Round 1: Thursday, Sept. 13th 2007, 14:00h
Vladimir Kramnik 
½-½
 Peter Svidler
Alexander Morozevich 
½-½
 Levon Aronian
Viswanathan Anand 
½-½
 Boris Gelfand
Alexander Grischuk 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Round 2: Friday, Sept. 14th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Alexander Grischuk
Levon Aronian 
0-1
 Viswanathan Anand
Vladimir Kramnik 
1-0
 Alexander Morozevich
Round 3: Saturday, Sept. 15th 2007, 14:00h
Alexander Morozevich 
 
 Peter Svidler
Viswanathan Anand 
 
 Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Grischuk 
 
 Levon Aronian
Peter Leko 
 
 Boris Gelfand
Games – Report
Round 4: Sunday, Sept 16th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 
 
 Boris Gelfand
Levon Aronian 
 
 Peter Leko
Vladimir Kramnik 
 
 Alexander Grischuk
Alexander Morozevich 
 
 Viswanathan Anand
Games – Report
Free day: Monday, Sept. 17th 2007
Round 5: Tuesday, Sept. 18th 2007, 14:00h
Viswanathan Anand 
 
 Peter Svidler
Alexander Grischuk 
 
 Alexander Morozevich
Peter Leko 
 
 Vladimir Kramnik
Boris Gelfand 
 
 Levon Aronian
Games – Report
Round 6: Wednesday, Sept. 19th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 
 
 Levon Aronian
Vladimir Kramnik 
 
 Boris Gelfand
Alexander Morozevich 
 
 Peter Leko
Viswanathan Anand 
 
 Alexander Grischuk
Games – Report
Round 7: Thursday, Sept. 20th 2007, 14:00h
Alexander Grischuk 
 
 Peter Svidler
Peter Leko 
 
 Viswanathan Anand
Boris Gelfand 
 
 Alexander Morozevich
Levon Aronian 
 
 Vladimir Kramnik
Games – Report

Live coverage by Yasser Seirawan on Playchess


Playchess commentator GM Yasser Seirawan

The games of the World Championship 2007, which start at 14:00h local time (check the time in your location here), will be broadcast live on the official site and on Playchess.com server, where there will be daily live audio commentary by GM Yasser Seirawan, with a minimum of three one hour lectures per round, beginning approximately thirty minutes after play has started. For a charge of ten Ducats (about one Euro) a visitor gets a twelve hour pass to listen to the live lectures.

Ducats are the currency used on Playchess.com. You can purchase Ducats here. The amount will be credited to your playchess.com account. You need to allow one working day for processing. If you want your Ducats immediately you can order them using our Click&Buy service. Ducats can also be used to buy ChessBase products. Note that you can also purchase Ducats directly from Fritz or the Playchess client using the menu "Edit – Payments – Fill up account". This takes you to a special purchase page with your account name automatically passed on, to simplify the process.

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