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Mexico R12 – Gelfand, Kramnik and Morozevich win

9/28/2007 – Things are becoming exciting: Anand drew against Peter Svidler; his nearest rival, Boris Gelfand beat Levon Aronian with black to narrow the gap to the leader to just one point. Vladimir Kramnik beat Peter Leko to step into the slot half a point behind. So there are upset possibilities in the final two rounds on Friday and Saturday. Express report with pictures.
 

World Championship 2007 Mexico

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

Round twelve express report

Round 12: Thursday, Sept 27th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 
½-½
 Viswanathan Anand
Alexander Morozevich 
1-0
 Alexander Grischuk
Vladimir Kramnik 
1-0
 Peter Leko
Levon Aronian 
0-1
 Boris Gelfand

Current standings

Full chess commentary by GM Mihail Marin will follow


Picture gallery


Special guest today: Russia's ambassador to Mexico, Valery I. Morozov


Chatting with the chief organiser Jorge Saggiante


The ambassador starts the clock in a critical game in round twelve


Anand faces Peter Svidler with the black pieces


Anand's closest rival, Boris Gelfand, begins his black game against Aronian in the background


Levon Aronian facing a tough and determined opponent in Boris Gelfand


Peter Svidler in his game against Vishy Anand


Calm and collected: Anand in his antepenultimate game of the event


Peter Leko and Vladimir Kramnik in the press conference after their game


Paul German of the organisation moderates the press conference with Grischuk and Morozevich

Photos by Frederic Friedel in Mexico City


Full Schedule and Results (second half)

Round 8: Friday, Sept. 21st 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 
½-½
 Vladimir Kramnik
Levon Aronian 
½-½
 Alexander Morozevich
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Viswanathan Anand
Peter Leko 
1-0
 Alexander Grischuk
Free day: Saturday, Sept. 22nd 2007
Round 9: Sunday, Sept. 23th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Leko
½-½
 Peter Svidler
Alexander Grischuk 
1-0
 Boris Gelfand
Viswanathan Anand 
½-½
 Levon Aronian
Alexander Morozevich 
1-0
 Vladimir Kramnik
Round 10: Monday, Sept. 24th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 
½-½
 Alexander Morozevich
Vladimir Kramnik 
½-½
 Viswanathan Anand
Levon Aronian 
1-0
 Alexander Grischuk
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Peter Leko
Round 11: Tuesday, Sept. 25th 2007, 14:00h
Boris Gelfand 
½-½
 Peter Svidler
Peter Leko 
½-½
 Levon Aronian
Alexander Grischuk 
½-½
 Vladimir Kramnik
Viswanathan Anand 
1-0
 Alexander Morozevich
Free day: Wednesday, Sept. 26th 2007
Round 12: Thursday, Sept 27th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 
½-½
 Viswanathan Anand
Alexander Morozevich 
1-0
 Alexander Grischuk
Vladimir Kramnik 
1-0
 Peter Leko
Levon Aronian 
0-1
 Boris Gelfand
Round 13: Friday, Sept. 28th 2007, 14:00h
Levon Aronian 
 
 Peter Svidler
Boris Gelfand 
 
 Vladimir Kramnik
Peter Leko 
 
 Alexander Morozevich
Alexander Grischuk 
 
 Viswanathan Anand
Games – Report
Round 14: Saturday, Sept. 29th 2007, 14:00h
Peter Svidler 
 
 Alexander Grischuk
Viswanathan Anand 
 
 Peter Leko
Alexander Morozevich 
 
 Boris Gelfand
Vladimir Kramnik 
 
 Levon Aronian
Games – Report

Sunday, Sept. 30th 2007

Possible tiebreaks, closing ceremony


Live coverage by Yasser Seirawan on Playchess


Playchess commentator GM Yasser Seirawan

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