Sunday, May 27, 2007

Candidates Semi-Final Matches Round 1

Aronian ahead of Carlsen, 1-0
Grischuk ahead of Malakhov, 1-0
Other matches even 1/2-1/2

Carlsen,M (2693) - Aronian,L (2759) [C84]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (1), 27.05.2007
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.a4 Rb8 9.axb5 axb5 10.Nc3 0-0 11.h3 Nb4 12.Ne2 c5 13.Ng3 Be6 14.Bxe6 fxe6 15.c3 Nc6 16.Re1 Qd7 17.d4 exd4 18.cxd4 c4 19.Bg5 h6 20.d5 exd5 21.Bxf6 Bxf6 22.Qxd5+ Rf7 23.Qd2 Ne5 24.Nxe5 Bxe5 25.Ne2 Rbf8 26.Rf1 Rf3! 27.Ra3 (27.Qd5+ Kh8 28.Rad1) Rxa3 28.bxa3 Qc6 29.Nd4 Bxd4 30.Qxd4 Ra8 31.Ra1 c3 32.Qb4 Qc5 33.Qb3+ Kh8 34.Ra2 Ra4 35.Re2 Rxa3 36.Qd1 Ra8 0-1

Grischuk,A (2717) - Malakhov,V (2679) [B61]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (1), 27.05.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 Bd7 7.Qd2 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 h6 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Bb5 Bc6 11.0-0 Bg7 12.Rad1 Kf8 13.Qd3 Qa5 14.Bxc6 bxc6 15.Ne2 f5 16.exf5 Qxa2 17.b3 Qa5 18.Qf3 Rc8 19.Ng3 Be5 20.c4 Bxg3 21.fxg3 Qe5 22.f6 exf6 23.Rde1 Qg5 24.h4 Qg6 25.Re4 h5 26.Rf4 Rh6 27.Kh2 c5 28.Qc3 Qg7 29.Qd2 Rd8 30.Qa5 Rd7 31.Qb5 Rd8 32.Qa5 Rd7 33.Qa4 Rd8 34.Qxa7 Qh8 35.Re1 Kg7 36.Qc7 Qf8 37.Re7 Ra8 38.Qxd6 Ra7 39.Rfe4 Rb7 40.Re3 Rxe7 41.Rxe7 Rg6 42.Qxc5 1-0

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