Wrong board game, John!

3/23/2003 – Round seven of the Melody Amber tournament in Monaco saw Peter Leko drop a point and the lead to Alexander Morozevich. Boris Gelfand picked up one against Evgeny Bareev to move into second, half a point behind Vishy Anand, who cruised along at the top by taking a point against Shirov. Meanwhile John Nunn was playing something completely different. We bring you results, standing, games and pictures.

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All games played so far (in zipped PGN)


Results of round seven

Anand 1/2 Shirov
Shirov 0-1 Anand
Ivanchuk 1/2 Kramnik
Kramnik 1/2 Ivanchuk
Morozevich 1-0 Leko
Leko 1/2 Morozevich
Gelfand 1-0 Bareev
Bareev 1/2 Gelfand
van Wely 1/2 Almasi
Almasi 1/2 van Wely
Ljubojevic 0-1 Topalov
Topalov 1-0 Ljubojevic

Standings after round seven

Picture gallery

Boris Gelfand (right) arrives at the board to take on Evgeny Bareev

Start of the round seven game Loek van Wely vs Zoltan Almasi

Peter Leko vs Alexander Morozevich. Leko dropped his lead today

Veselin Topalov picked up two full points in round seven

Indian superstar Vishy Anand, now leading the tournament

A helicopter "attack" during round seven

Honored guest John Nunn plays a different board game in Monaco

...while Aruna Anand surfs around the world wide whatchamacallit