The World Chess Championship Tournament, Mexico City 13th-30th September
Viswanathan Anand Viswanathan Anand is the new World Chess Champion! Vladimir Kramnik as a former champion has the right to a match for a title with the new champion. They will meet next year. The World Chess Championship Tournament took place in Mexico City 13th-30th September. Participants: Viswanathan Anand 2792 (born 1969), Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2769 (1975), Alexander Morozevich RUS 2758 (1977), Peter Leko HUN 2751 (1979), Levon Aronian ARM 2750 (1982), Peter Svidler RUS 2735 (1976), Boris Gelfand ISR 2733 (1968), and Alexander Grischuk RUS 2726 (1983). Rest days: 17,22,26 September. Play started at 14:00 local time (-6 GMT). Prize fund: US$1.3 million.
Round 1
Anand - Gelfand 1/2
Grischuk - Leko 1/2
Kramnik - Svidler 1/2
Morozevich - Aronian 1/2
      Round 2
Aronian - Anand 0-1
Gelfand - Grischuk 1/2
Kramnik - Morozevich 1-0
Svidler - Leko 1/2
      Round 3
Morozevich - Svidler 1-0
Anand - Kramnik 1/2
Grischukr - Aronian 1/2
Leko - Gelfand 1/2
      Round 4
Kramnik - Grischuk 1/2
Aronian - Leko 1-0
Morozevich - Anand 1/2
Svidler - Gelfand 1/2
Round 5 (September 18)
Anand - Svidler 1-0
Gelfand - Aronian 1-0
Grischuk - Morozevich 1-0
Leko - Kramnik 1/2
      Round 6
Aronian - Kramnik 1/2
Grischuk - Svidler 1/2
Leko - Anand 1/2
Gelfand - Morozevich 1-0
      Round 7
Anand - Grischuk 1-0
Kramnik - Gelfand 1/2
Svidler - Aronian 1/2
Morozevich - Leko 1/2
      Round 8
Gelfand - Anand 1/2
Leko - Grischuk 1-0
Aronian - Morozevich 1/2
Svidler - Kramnik 1/2
Round 9 (September 23)
Anand - Aronian 1/2
Grischuk - Gelfand 1-0
Leko - Svidler 1/2
Morozevich - Kramnik 1-0
      Round 10
Aronian - Grischuk 1-0
Gelfand - Leko 1/2
Kramnik - Anand 1/2
Svidler - Morozevich 1/2
      Round 11
Anand - Morozevich 1-0
Gelfand - Svidler 1/2
Grischuk - Kramnik 1/2
Leko - Aronian 1/2
      Round 12 (September 27)
Aronian - Gelfand 0-1
Kramnik - Leko 1-0
Morozevich - Grischuk 1-0
Svidler - Anand 1/2
Round 13
Aronian - Svidler 1/2
Gelfand - Kramnik 1/2
Grischuk - Anand 1/2
Leko - Morozevich 1-0
      Round 14
Anand - Leko 1/2
Kramnik - Aronian 1-0
Morozevich - Gelfand 1/2
Svidler - Grischuk 1-0
Final standings
1 Anand - 9.0
2 Kramnik - 8.0
3 Gelfand - 8.0
4 Leko - 7.0
5 Svidler - 6.5
6-7 Morozevich, Aronian - 6.0
8 Grischuk - 5.5
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