Candidates Next Round

Pairings for the Candidates Finals:

 Levon Aronian 2759  vs. Alexei Shirov 2699                   
 
 Peter Leko 2738 vs. Evgeny Bareev 2635                   
 
 Sergei Rublevsky 2680 vs. Alexander Grischuk 2717                 
  
 Boris Gelfand 2733 vs. Gata Kamsky  2705

Round 2
6 June 2007 Wednesday Game 1 – 03:00 p.m.
7 June 2007 Thursday Game 2 – 03:00 p.m.
8 June 2007 Friday Game 3 – 03:00 p.m.
9 June 2007 Saturday Rest day
10 June 2007 Sunday Game 4 – 03:00 p.m.
11 June 2007 Monday Game 5 – 03:00 p.m.
12 June 2007 Tuesday Game 6 – 03:00 p.m.
13 June 2007 Wednesday Tie breaks – 01:00 p.m.
14 June 2007 Thursday Closing Ceremony

My personal predictions for the four winners: Kamsky, Grischuk, Leko, and Aronian. The field looks very experienced now but the pairings look straight forward. If there is to be a minor surprise, I’d pick Gelfand and Shirov to do it.

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2 Comments

  1. susan said,

    June 5, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Dear Sir, I enjoy your chess musings. Can we have an article on food or wine please? Thank you. SA.

  2. June 6, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    […] June 6th, 2007 at 4:45 pm (Uncategorized) Leko, Grischuk, and Aronian have beaten Bareev, Rublevsky, and Shirov respectively. Kamsky and Gelfand agreed a short draw. So far, the heavyweights are winning, according to my earlier predictions. […]


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