Thursday, 14 June 2007

Off to Mexico

The final 4 qualifiers form the Mexico World Championship Tounament have been decided from the 2007 Candidates Matches. Earlier in the week Peter Leko and Boris Gelfand qualified with 3.5-1.5 wins over Kamsky and Bareev respectively. Lev Aronian nursed his 1 point lead (from Game 1) over Alexei Shirov all the way to the end to win 3.5-2.5. The only match that went to tiebreaks (after finishing 3-3 in regulation) ended in a 2.5-0.5 win by Alexandar Grischuk over Sergei Rublevsky.
The field for WCC 2007 will be Kramnik, Anand, Svidler, Morozevich, Leko, Gelfand, Aronian, and Grischuk. Although the tournament is still a way off (starting 13th September) I feel that it might be Anand's turn to wear the World Champions crown.


Anonymous said...

So what about Topolov?


Shaun Press said...

At this stage he is not eligible to play!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Arianne has booked her ticket?