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Gelfand joining Anand in the lead

Two oldest players on the top with 4.0 points each

6th round of the World Chess Championship has established two oldest players on the top with 4.0 points each. Kramnik and Grischuk are closely following on 3.5, while Levon Aronian, the third suspect for winning the title, is struggling on 2.5.

Peter Leko probably devoted most of his preparation to the Marshall attack and Petroff defence, allowing Vishy Anand to surprise him with Arhangelsk/Moeller in Ruy Lopez. We bravely claim that Leko wasn’t aware of Beccera Rivero-Friedel from the last year US chess league or he wouldn’t have played inferior novelty 17. Rfe1. Beccera’s 17. Nc3 was much more to the point, in our game Anand equalised without problems and draw was agreed already on 21st move. Leko is still waiting for his first win in Mexico.

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Boris Gelfand

Boris Gelfand firmly increased the slight advantage after Morozevich’s exchange sacrifice and already after 27. Rg4 it was clear that black was in big trouble. Morozevich still tried to do something with the passed pawn on the queenside, but Gelfand’s h-pawn and rook proved to be much more dangerous. With this win, Gelfand moves to the 1st place tie, which is surprise for many observers, but not for us. This summer, we spoke to one of his seconds GM Michael Roiz during Gorenje 2007, and he assured us that Gelfand will have superb preparation. Kudos to GMs Khuzman and Roiz for the excellent work.

Alexander Grischuk was trying hard to win against Peter Svidler, and just when he gained significant advantage after the time control, he suddenly proposed draw with moves repetition. If Grischuk improves his time management, we could have another “unexpected” contender for the championship. Levon Aronian – Vladimir Kramnik was bloodless draw.

Games round 6

Aronian – Kramnik with IM Kalin Karakehayov

Leko – Anand with IM Kalin Karakehayov

Gelfand – Morozevich with Goran Urosevic

Grischuk – Svidler with Goran Urosevic

Replay the games from the World Chess Championship in Mexico 2007

Gelfand Aronian with IM Kalin Karakehayov

Leko Kramnik with IM Kalin Karakehayov

Grishchuk Morozevich

Anand Svidler

Anand – Gelfand with IM Miodrag Perunovic

Anand Kramnik with GM Vladimir Dimitrov

Morozevich – Aronian with IM Miodrag Perunovic

Grischuk Aronian with Goran Urosevic

Morozevich Anand with GM Vladimir Dimitrov

Leko Gelfand with Goran Urosevic

Aronian Anand with IM Miodrag Perunovic

Svidler Leko with IM Miodrag Perunovic

Kramnik Svidler with IM Miodrag Perunovic

Rank Name FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts
1 Vladimir Kramnik RUS ** 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
2 Alexander Morozevich RUS 0 ** ½ 0 0 ½ 1 2
3 Vishwanathan Anand IND ½ ½ ** ½ ½ 1 1 4
4 Alexander Grischuk RUS ½ 1 ** ½ ½ ½ ½
5 Peter Leko HUN ½ ½ ½ ** ½ 0 ½
6 Boris Gelfand ISR 1 ½ ½ ½ ** 1 ½ 4
7 Levon Aronian ARM ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 **
8 Peter Svidler RUS ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ** 2

Serbian Team Championship – Round 6

VSK Gorenje suffered first loss, Beograd Beopublikum getting closer

Spartak from Subotica defeated VSK Gorenje in the 6th round of the Serbian Team Championship and cut their lead to only one point, thus making the race more interesting. The only decided game in the match was Nikola Djukic’s win against Dragoljub Velimirovic. Ivan Ivanisevic nearly managed to equalize but Dusan Popovic fanatically defended rook endgame with pawn down.

SL 6 Dragoljub Velimirovic i Nikola Djukic

Dragoljub Velimirovic and Nikola Djukic

Beograd Beopublikum defeated Radnicki on 1st and 6th board with other games drawn for a 4-2 overall win. After the shaky start, they are now breathing on the neck of the leading VSK Gorenje. Partizan surprised BSK Gambit with strong resistance. Not even the inspired play of Yuri Solodovnichenko, BSK leader and also Chessdom contributor, didn’t help as IM Zoran Arsovic and legendary GM Milan Matulovic turned the tables in Partizan’s favor.

Top eight teams are running on only 3 points distance, while it is clear that Sloga Amiga, Radnicki, Agronom and Rad will fight to avoid the relegation.

Radnicki Rudovci scored another narrow 2.5-1.5 win, this time against Zlatar, to catch on the 2nd place tie in the Women’s League. Leading Rad and rested BAS were held off to equal scores by ZTP and MPS Progress. Top four teams will be engaged in fearless battle for the championship until the very last move.

Men’s League, Round 6 on 2007/08/26 at 15.00

Bora Kostic – Rad 3.5-2.5

GM Andrei Maksimenko (UKR 2505) – GM Evgeny Postny (ISR 2598) draw

FM Boban Bogosavljevic (SRB 2491) – GM Dragan Paunovic (SRB 2531) draw

GM Milan Drasko (MNE 2552) – IM Zeljko Djukic (SRB 2402) draw

GM Bosko Abramovic (SRB 2516) – FM Sinisa Dujkovic (SRB 2407) draw

IM Petar Benkovic (SRB 2465) – IM Zdenko Krnic (SRB 2385) draw

GM Sinisa Drazic (SRB 2480) – Petar Krstic (SRB 2327) 1-0

SL 6 Boban Bogosavljevic-Dragan Paunovic

FM Boban Bogosavljevic – GM Dragan Paunovic

BSK Gambit – Partizan Partner Inzinjering 2.5-3.5

GM Yuri Solodovnichenko (UKR 2582) – GM Stelios Halkias (GRE 2580) 1-0

GM Milos Pavlovic (SRB 2541) – GM Bozidar Ivanovic (MNE 2426) draw

IM Slavisa Brenjo (SRB 2485) – GM Milan Matulovic (SRB 2389) 0-1

GM Slobodan Martinovic (SRB 2447) – GM Stefan Djuric (SRB 2472) draw

GM Vladimir G Kostic (SRB 2395) – GM Miroslav Tosic (SRB 2437) draw

IM Mihajlo Zlatic (SRB 2450) – IM Goran Arsovic (SRB 2470) 0-1

Novosadski SK DDOR – Sloga Amiga 3.5-2.5

GM Robert Markus (SRB 2586) – GM Konstantin Sakaev (RUS 2634) draw

GM Petar Popovic (SRB 2474) – GM Bojan Vuckovic (SRB 2563) 0-1

GM Aleksandar Kovacevic (SRB 2566) – GM Dejan Pikula (SRB 2504) draw

GM Dragan Solak (SRB 2566) – GM Dusan Rajkovic (SRB 2522) 1-0

GM Vladislav Nevednichy (ROM 2523) – IM Zoran Arsovic (SRB 2451) draw

IM Zdenko Stupavski (SRB 2378) – IM Slobo Vratonjic (SRB 2453) 1-0

SL 6 Robert Markus i Petar Popovic

GM Robert Markus and GM Petar Popovic

Spartak – Valjevski SK Gorenje 3.5-2.5

GM Nikola Sedlak (SRB 2590) – GM Branko Damljanovic (SRB 2606) draw

GM Dusan Popovic (SRB 2551) – GM Ivan Ivanisevic (SRB 2595) draw

GM Zoran Jovanovic (CRO 2537) – GM Viorel Iordachescu (MDA 2584) draw

GM Nikola Djukic (MNE 2531) – GM Dragoljub Velimirovic (SRB 2442) 1-0

Dejan Leskur (SRB 2482) – GM Mihajlo Stojanovic (SRB 2601) draw

FM Sinisa S Popov (SRB 2481) – GM Borko Lajthajm (SRB 2511) draw

SK ZTP – Agronom 4.5-1.5

GM Borki Predojevic (BIH 2628) – GM Dragan Kosic (MNE 2501) draw

GM Miroslav Markovic (SRB 2442) – IM Andjelko Dragojlovic (SRB 2432) draw

IM Branko Tadic (SRB 2500) – Zoran Grujic (SRB 2362) 1-0

GM Goran M Todorovic (SRB 2471) – IM Atanas Kizov (MKD 2396) draw

IM Milos M Pavlovic (SRB 2438) – Ratko Bulajic (SRB 2321) 1-0

Nikola Nestorovic (SRB 2424) – Miloje Brajic (SRB 2232) 1-0

SL 6 Arkadij Najdic-Zahar Efimenko

GM Arkadij Naiditsch – GM Zahar Efimenko

SK Beograd Beopublikum – Radnicki 4-2

GM Arkadij Naiditsch (GER 2652) – GM Zahar Efimenko (UKR 2624) 1-0

GM Igor Miladinovic (SRB 2605) – GM Dragisa Blagojevic (MNE 2502) draw

GM Milos Perunovic (SRB 2589) – GM Dejan Antic (SRB 2468) draw

GM Aleksa Strikovic (SRB 2567) – Goran Pavlovic (SRB 2372) draw

GM Veljko Jeremic (SRB 2523) – GM Dragan Barlov (SRB 2469) draw

GM Miodrag R Savic (SRB 2514) – FM Ivan Martic (SRB 2311) 1-0

Standings:

1. VSK Gorenje 10.0

2. Beograd Beopublikum 9.0

3. Spartak 8.0

4-8. Novosadski SK DDOR, ZTP, Bora Kostic, Partizan and BSK Gambit 7.0

9-10. Sloga Amiga and Radnicki 4.0

11. Agronom 2.0

12. Rad 0.0

SL 6 Yuri Solodovnicenko-Stelios Halkias

GM Yuri Solodovnichenko – GM Stelios Halkias

Women’s League, Round 6 on 2007/08/26 at 15.00

Nis – Srem Novi Drvni Kombinat 1-3

WGM Maria Velcheva (BUL 2294) – WGM Margarita Voiska (BUL 2314) draw

WGM Suzana Maksimovic (SRB 2259) – Milica Bjeloglav (SRB 2008) draw

WFM Mila Nikolic (SRB 1987) – Ana Gebejes (SRB 2056) 0-1

Marija Miletic (SRB 0) – Jovana Bojovic (SRB 1918) 0-1

SL 6 Marija Muzicuk-Lena Miladinovic

WIM Mariya Muzychuk – Lena Miladinovic

Jugovic – Barajevo 4-0

WIM Mariya Muzychuk (UKR 2330) – Lena Miladinovic (SRB 1815) 1-0

WIM Marija Marcetic (SRB 2199) – Ivana Radunovic (SRB 0) 1-0

Violeta Jovanovic (SRB 2152) – WFM Mila Paramentic (SRB 1987) 1-0

WFM Jelena Mladenovic (SRB 2114) – Radmila Nedeljkovic (SRB 1877) 1-0

Radnicki Rudovci – Zlatar 2.5-1.5

WGM Irina Chelushkina (SRB 2340) – IM Cristina Adela Foisor (ROM 2372) 0-1

WGM Ana Benderac (SRB 2305) – WFM Marija Urosevic (SRB 2072) draw

WGM Gabriela Olarasu (ROM 2283) – Radmila Kovacevic (SRB 2085) 1-0

WIM Vesna Zivkovic (SRB 2088) – Jovana Vuckovic (SRB 0) 1-0

SL 6 Irina Sudakova-Ana Usenina

WGM Irina Sudakova – IM Anna Ushenina

SK ZTP – Rad 2-2

WGM Irina Sudakova (RUS 2358) – IM Anna Ushenina (UKR 2502) draw

WIM Marijana Savic (SRB 2141) – Jovana Vojinovic (MNE 2217) 1-0

Marija Rakic (SRB 2247) – Sandra Djukic (SRB 2153) draw

WFM Marija R Stojanovic (SRB 2156) – Jovana Eric (SRB 2041) 0-1

SK BAS – MPS Progres 2-2

WGM Natasa Bojkovic (SRB 2423) – IM Tatjana Vasilevich (UKR 2377) draw

IM Inna Gaponenko (UKR 2458) – WIM Marija Petrovic (SRB 2197) 0-1

WGM Svetlana Prudnikova (SRB 2355) – WIM Antonina Dragasevic (SRB 2153) draw

WFM Ljilja Drljevic (MNE 2257) – WFM Galina Zelenaya-Azaric (SRB 2099) 1-0

Spartak – bye

Standings:

1. Rad (6) 9.0

2-4. Spartak (5), BAS (5) and Radnicki Rudovci (5) 8.0

5. Jugovic (6) 6.0

6-7. Srem Novi Drvni Kombinat (5) and ZTP (5) 5.0

8-9. MPS Progres (6) and Zlatar (6) 4.0

10. Nis (5) 3.0

11. Barajevo (4) 0.0

SL 6 Radmila Kovacevic i Marija Urosevic

Radmila Kovacevic and WFM Marija Urosevic

SL 6 sudijski kolegijum I lige

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Photos and report by IA Branka Vujic-Katanic

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