Saturday, June 02, 2007

Candidates Semi-Final Matches Round 6

Bareev beats out Polgar, 3.5-2.5
Rublevsky beats out Ponomariov, 3.5-2.5
(Leko, Kamsky and Grischuk are already through to the finals.)

Shirov pulls out the win to draw with Adams, 3-3
Aronian-Carlsen ends in a draw, 3-3
Kasimdzhanov-Gelfand ends in a draw, 3-3
These three matches will go into playoffs.
(It's disappointing that all six games in
Kasimdzhanov-Gelfand were drawn.)

Shirov,A (2699) - Adams,Mi (2734) [C43]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (6), 02.06.2007
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.dxe5 Be7 6.0-0 Bg4 7.Bxe4 dxe4 8.Qxd8+ Bxd8 9.Nd4 0-0 10.Nc3 Nd7 11.h3 Bh5 12.e6 fxe6 13.Nxe6 Re8 14.Nxd8 Raxd8 15.Bg5 Nf6 16.Rfe1 Bg6 17.Rad1 Kf8 18.Bxf6 gxf6 19.Nd5 e3 20.Nxe3 c5 21.Kf1 Rd4 22.c3 Bd3+ 23.Kg1 Rd6 24.Rd2 b5 25.Nc2 Red8 26.Red1 Ke7 27.Ne1 Be4 28.Rxd6 Rxd6 29.Rxd6 Kxd6 30.Kf1 Kd5 31.Ke2 Bb1 32.a3 Kc4 33.Kd2 Be4 34.f3 Bg6 35.b4 Kb3 36.bxc5 Kxa3 37.c6 Ka4 38.g4 Be8 39.c7 Bd7 40.Nd3 Ka5 41.Nc5 Bc8 42.Ne4 Kb6 43.Nxf6 Kxc7 44.Nxh7 Kd6 45.h4 a5 46.h5 Ke7 47.Ng5 Bb7 48.h6 Kf6 49.f4 1-0

Rublevsky,S (2680) - Ponomariov,R (2717) [B16]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (6), 02.06.2007
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6 6.c3 Qd5 7.Qb3 Nd7 8.Nf3 Nb6 9.c4 Qh5 10.Be2 Bg7 11.Be3 0-0 12.0-0 e5 13.Qc2 Bf5 14.Qd1 Bg4 15.h3 Bxf3 16.Bxf3 Qg6 17.Bh5 Qe4 18.Bf3 Qg6 19.Bh5 Qe4 ½-½

Bareev,E (2643) - Polgar,Ju (2727) [A46]
WCh Candidates s/f Elista RUS (6), 02.06.2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b5 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.0-0 c5 6.c3 Na6 7.Bg5 Be7 8.Nbd2 0-0 9.Qb3 Qb6 10.a4 b4 11.Nc4 Qd8 12.dxc5 Nxc5 13.Qxb4 Rb8 14.Qa5 Qxa5 15.Nxa5 Bxf3 16.Bxf3 Rxb2 17.Rfd1 Rc8 18.Be3 Kf8 19.Bd4 Rc2 20.Nb7 Nb3 21.Rab1 Nxd4 22.cxd4 d5 23.a5 g5 24.h3 h5 25.g4 hxg4 26.hxg4 R8c4 27.e3 Nd7 28.Kf1 Ra4 29.Rdc1 Rb4 30.a6 Nb6 31.Be2 Rxc1+ 32.Rxc1 Nc4 33.Bxc4 dxc4 34.Na5 Ra4 35.Nxc4 Rxa6 36.Ne5 Bd6 37.Rc8+ Ke7 38.Nc4 Bb4 39.Rc7+ Ke8 40.Rb7 Be7 41.Ke2 Ra2+ 42.Kd3 Rxf2 43.Rb8+ Kd7 44.Rb7+ Ke8 45.Rb8+ Kd7 46.Rb7+ Ke8 47.Ke4 ½-½

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