Friday, June 01, 2007

Candidates Semi-Final Matches Round 5

Grischuk draws to beat out Malakhov, 3.5-1.5
Bareev ahead of Polgar, 3-2

Rublevsky ahead of Ponomariov, 3-2
Adams ahead of Shirov, 3-2

Aronian-Carlsen even again, 2.5-2.5
Kasimdzhanov-Gelfand, 2.5-2.5
(Leko and Kamsky are already through to the finals)

Carlsen,M (2693) - Aronian,L (2759) [E12]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (5), 01.06.2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.a3 Bb7 5.Nc3 d5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Qc2 Be7 8.e4 Nxc3 9.bxc3 0-0 10.Bd3 c5 11.0-0 Qc7 12.Qe2 Nd7 13.Bb2 c4 14.Bc2 b5 15.Bc1 a5 16.Rb1 Ba6 17.e5 b4 18.axb4 axb4 19.Bg5 Nb6 20.Qe4 g6 21.Qh4 Ra7 22.Bf6 Bxf6 23.exf6 Nd5 24.Be4 Qf4 25.Bxd5 Qxh4 26.Nxh4 exd5 27.Rxb4 Bc8 28.Rb6 Ra3 29.Rc1 Be6 30.Nf3 Rfa8 31.h4 h6 32.Ne5 Ra1 33.Rxa1 Rxa1+ 34.Kh2 Ra3 35.Rb8+ Kh7 36.f4 Rxc3 37.h5 gxh5 38.Rf8 Ra3 39.f5 Bxf5 40.Rxf7+ Kg8 41.Rg7+ Kf8 42.Rb7 Ra8 43.Kg3 Rd8 44.Kf4 Be4 45.g3 c3 46.Rf7+ Kg8 47.Rg7+ Kf8 48.Nd7+ Rxd7 49.Rxd7 1-0

Polgar,Ju (2727) - Bareev,E (2643) [B11]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (5), 01.06.2007
1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.h3 Bxf3 5.Qxf3 e6 6.Be2 Nd7 7.d3 g6 8.0-0 Bg7 9.Bf4 Qb6 10.Nd1 Ngf6 11.a4 a5 12.g4 e5 13.Bd2 Nc5 14.g5 dxe4 15.dxe4 Nfd7 16.Bc4 0-0 17.h4 Ne6 18.Bxe6 fxe6 19.Qh3 Qd4 20.Nc3 Qxd2 21.Rad1 Qxc2 22.Rxd7 Qxb2 23.h5 gxh5 24.Qxe6+ Kh8 25.Rxg7 Kxg7 26.Qh6+ Kg8 27.g6 hxg6 28.Qxg6+ Kh8 29.Kh1 Rf4 30.Qxh5+ Kg8 31.Rg1+ Kf8 32.Qh8+ Kf7 33.Qg7+ 1-0

Grischuk,A (2717) - Malakhov,V (2679) [B61]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (5), 01.06.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 Bd7 7.Qd2 h6 8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.0-0-0 Nxd4 10.Qxd4 Qa5 11.f4 Rc8 12.Kb1 Qc5 13.Qd3 f5 14.e5 Bg7 15.Be2 Be6 16.Qb5+ Qxb5 17.Bxb5+ Kf8 18.exd6 Bxc3 19.bxc3 exd6 20.Rxd6 Ke7 21.Rd3 a6 22.Ba4 Rc4 23.Rd4 Rxc3 24.Re1 b5 25.Bb3 Rhc8 26.Re5 h5 27.Rd2 R3c6 28.h4 Kf6 29.Kb2 Rg8 30.Re3 a5 31.g3 Rgc8 32.a3 a4 33.Bxe6 fxe6 34.Re5 Rc3 35.Rde2 Kf7 36.Rxb5 Rxg3 37.Rb7+ Kf6 38.Rh7 Rc6 39.Rh6+ Kf7 40.Rd2 Kg7 41.Rxh5 Rf3 42.Rd7+ Kg8 43.Rg5+ Kh8 ½-½

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