Thursday, May 31, 2007

Candidates Semi-Final Matches Round 4

Leko and Kamsky are through to the finals (over Gurevich 3.5-0.5 and Bacrot 3.5-0.5, respectively)
Grischuk ahead of Malakhov, 3-1
Bareev ahead of Polgar, 3-1

Rublevsky ahead of Ponomariov, 2.5-1.5
Adams ahead of Shirov, 2.5-1.5

Aronian ahead of Carlsen again, 2.5-1.5
Kasimdzhanov-Gelfand, 2-2

Bacrot,E (2709) - Kamsky,G (2705) [E08]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (4), 31.05.2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Be7 5.Bg2 d5 6.Nf3 0-0 7.0-0 c6 8.Bf4 Nbd7 9.Qc2 a5 10.Rd1 Ne4 11.Nc3 f5 12.Ne5 Nxe5 13.Bxe5 Nd6 14.Bxd6 Bxd6 15.e3 Rb8 16.c5 Bc7 17.f4 Bd7 18.a3 Be8 19.b4 b5 20.cxb6 Bxb6 21.Na4 axb4 22.axb4 Rf7 23.Qc3 Rfb7 24.Bf1 g5 25.Ba6 Rg7 26.Rd2 h5 27.Rg2 Bc7 28.Nc5 Qf6 29.Bf1 Bd6 30.fxg5 Rxg5 31.Ra7 e5 32.dxe5 Bxe5 33.Qb3 h4 34.gxh4 Rxg2+ 35.Bxg2 Qxh4 36.Nd3 Bxh2+ 37.Kf1 Qc4 38.Qa3 Bg6 39.Bf3 f4 0-1

Gurevich,M (2635) - Leko,P (2738) [E32]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (4), 31.05.2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 0-0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 b6 7.Bg5 Bb7 8.f3 h6 9.Bh4 d5 10.e3 Nbd7 11.cxd5 Nxd5 12.Bxd8 Nxc3 13.Bh4 Nd5 14.Bf2 c5 15.e4 Ne7 16.Ne2 f5 17.Ng3 fxe4 18.fxe4 cxd4 19.Bxd4 Rac8 20.Rd1 Rfd8 21.Bc3 Ng6 22.Bb5 Nc5 23.0-0 Ba6 24.Bxa6 Nxa6 25.Rxd8+ Rxd8 26.b4 Nc7 27.a4 b5 28.a5 Ne8 29.Ne2 e5 30.Rc1 Nf6 31.Ng3 h5 32.h3 a6 33.Kh2 Rc8 34.Bd2 Rxc1 35.Bxc1 h4 36.Nf5 Nxe4 37.g3 hxg3+ 38.Nxg3 Nxg3 39.Kxg3 Kf7 40.Kg4 Ne7 0-1

Malakhov,V (2679) - Grischuk,A (2717) [D43]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (4), 31.05.2007
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.d4 dxc4 5.Qa4+ c6 6.Qxc4 b5 7.Qd3 Nbd7 8.e4 b4 9.Na4 Qa5 10.b3 c5 11.Be2 Bb7 12.e5 Ne4 13.Be3 Rd8 14.0-0 a6 15.Rac1 Be7 16.Qc2 0-0 17.Bd3 cxd4 18.Bxe4 Rc8 19.Bxh7+ Kh8 20.Qd3 Rxc1 21.Bxc1 Bxf3 22.Qxf3 Kxh7 23.Re1 Kg8 24.Qg3 f6 25.exf6 Rxf6 26.Qd3 Qd5 27.Qe4 Qxe4 28.Rxe4 e5 29.Nb2 Rc6 30.Nc4 Nb6 31.Rxe5 Bf6 32.Ra5 Nxc4 33.bxc4 Rxc4 34.Bf4 d3 35.g3 Rc2 36.Rd5 Rxa2 37.Rxd3 Ra3 0-1

Bareev,E (2643) - Polgar,Ju (2727) [E19]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (4), 31.05.2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0-0 0-0 7.Nc3 Ne4 8.Qc2 Nxc3 9.Qxc3 c5 10.Rd1 d6 11.b3 Nd7 12.Bb2 Nf6 13.d5 exd5 14.cxd5 Re8 15.e4 Bf8 16.Nd2 b5 17.a4 b4 18.Qc2 g6 19.a5 Ba6 20.Bf1 Bxf1 21.Rxf1 Bh6 22.f4 Bg7 23.Rfe1 Qd7 24.Nc4 Nh5 25.Rad1 Bxb2 26.Qxb2 Ng7 27.Qg2 Rad8 28.g4 f6 29.h3 g5 30.fxg5 fxg5 31.e5 dxe5 32.d6 Qf7 33.Qd5 e4 34.Qxg5 Qf3 35.Qd5+ Re6 36.Re3 Rdxd6 37.Rxf3 Rxd5 38.Rxd5 exf3 39.Kf2 Re2+ 40.Kxf3 Rc2 41.Rd8+ Kf7 42.Rd7+ Kg6 43.Rxa7 Ne6 44.Ke4 Nd4 45.h4 Rh2 46.a6 Nxb3 47.Kd5 Kf6 48.Rxh7 Ra2 49.a7 Nc1 50.Ne5 Rd2+ 51.Kxc5 Ra2 52.Nd7+ Kg6 53.Nf8+ Kf6 54.Kxb4 1-0

Aronian,L (2759) - Carlsen,M (2693) [E14]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (4), 31.05.2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 b6 5.a3 Bxd2+ 6.Qxd2 Bb7 7.e3 0-0 8.b4 d5 9.Bb2 Nbd7 10.Bd3 dxc4 11.Bxc4 c5 12.0-0 Rc8 13.Qe2 Qe7 14.Rfc1 cxd4 15.Nxd4 h6 16.Ba6 Bxa6 17.Qxa6 Rxc1+ 18.Rxc1 Nb8 19.Qc4 Rd8 20.h3 Ne8 21.b5 Rd5 22.Qe2 Rc5 23.Rd1 Rc8 24.Qf3 Rd8 25.Rc1 Nd6 26.a4 e5 27.Nf5 Nxf5 28.Qxf5 f6 29.Qe4 Qf7 30.Ba3 Kh8 31.Kh2 Kg8 32.Bd6 Qd7 33.Bc7 Rf8 34.Rc2 Re8 35.Rc4 Qf7 36.Bd6 Rd8 37.Rc7 Nd7 38.Qc6 Qe6 39.Rxa7 Kf7 40.Qxb6 1-0

Shirov,A (2699) - Adams,Mi (2734) [E17]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (4), 31.05.2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0-0 0-0 7.d5 exd5 8.Nh4 c6 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Nf5 Nc7 11.e4 d5 12.Nc3 Bf6 13.exd5 Nxd5 14.Nxd5 cxd5 15.Bf4 Nd7 16.Nd6 Ba6 17.Qxd5 Bxf1 18.Kxf1 Rb8 19.Rd1 Nc5 20.Nxf7 Rxf7 21.b4 Qxd5 22.Bxd5 Rd8 23.bxc5 bxc5 24.Be3? Kh8 25.Bxf7 Rxd1+ 26.Ke2 Rd7 27.Bb3 Bd4 28.Bf4 Re7+ 29.Kf1 g6 30.Bh6 Rc7 31.Bf4 Rc6 32.Bd5 Rb6 33.Bb3 Rc6 34.Bd5 Rb6 35.Bb3 c4 36.Bxc4 Rb2 37.h4 Rxf2+ 38.Ke1 Rc2 39.Bb3 Rh2 40.a4 Kg7 0-1

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