World Candidates Matches, May 26th - June 14th, Elista, Kalmykia
The World Candidates Matches took place May 26th - June 14th, 2007 in Elista, Kalmykia. Each match consisted of six games, and, if necessary, tie-break rapid games. In the 2nd round the winners of the 1st round play each other to determine four players who will play in the Mexico City tournament together with Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Peter Svidler and Alexander Morozevich.
These four players are: Aronian, Gelfand, Grischuk, Leko .
Playing days: Round 1 May 27, 28, 29, 31, June 1, 2, 3(tie-breaks),
Round 2 June 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13(tie-breaks)
Rest days: 30 May and 9 June
Round 2: (games 1,2,3,4,5,6 + tie-break)
Aronian - Shirov 1-0,1/2,1/2,1/2,1/2,1/2 = 3.5:2.5
Leko - Bareev 1-0.1/2,1-0,1/2,1/2 = 3.5:1.5
Grischuk - Rublevsky 1-0.1/2,1/2,0-1,1/2,1/2,1-0,1/2,1-0
Kamsky - Gelfand 1/2,1/2,0-1,1/2,0-1 = 1.5:3.5
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Round 1: (games 1,2,3,4,5,6 + tie-break)
Carlsen - Aronian 0-1,1/2,1-0,0-1,1-0,1/2,0-1,1/2,1/2,1-0,0-1,0-1 = 5:7
Leko - Gurevich 1/2,1-0,1-0,1-0 = 3.5:0.5
Ponomariov - Rublevsky 1/2,1/2,0-1,1/2,1/2,1/2 = 2.5:3.5
Gelfand - Kasimdzhanov 1/2,1/2,1/2,1/2,1/2,1/2,1-0,1/2,1-0 = 5.5:3.5
Kamsky - Bacrot 1/2,1-0,1-0,1-0 = 3.5:0.5
Grischuk - Malakhov 1-0,1/2,1/2,1-0,1/2 = 3.5:0.5
Polgar - Bareev 1/2,0-1,1/2,0-1,1-0,1/2 = 2.5:3.5
Adams - Shirov 1/2,1/2,1/2,1-0,1/2,0-1,0-1,0-1,1/2 = 3.5:5.5
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Alongside the second round of matches there is a 6 game match between computers Deep Fritz and Deep Junior .
game 1 DEEP JUNIOR - DEEP FRITZ 1/2
game 2 DEEP FRITZ - DEEP JUNIOR 1/2
game 3 DEEP JUNIOR - DEEP FRITZ 1-0
game 4 DEEP FRITZ - DEEP JUNIOR 0-1
game 5 DEEP JUNIOR - DEEP FRITZ 1/2
game 6 DEEP FRITZ - DEEP JUNIOR 1/2
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