World Candidates Round 2, Game 2 results

Round 2, After Game 2, games all drawn.

The game of the round was undoubtedly Shirov vs. Aronian. It became an amazingly complex, beautifully unbalanced game. Eventually, it ended in an honourable draw. 

Shirov-Aronian, Elista 2007

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qc2 Bb7 6. Bg2 c5 7. d5 exd5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. O-O Be7 10. Rd1 Nc6 11. Qa4 Nf6 12. Nc3 O-O 13. g4 Nb4 14. a3 Nbd5 15. Nxd5 Bxd5 16. g5 Bc6 17. Qh4 Ne8 18. Ne5 Bxg2 19. Rxd7 Bb7 20. Rxd8 Rxd8 21. Be3 Rd5 22. Nf3 Nd6 23. Qa4 b5 24. Qc2 Nf5 25. a4 b4 26. Rd1 Rxd1+ 27. Qxd1 Nxe3 28. fxe3 Rd8 29. Qc2 g6 30. h4 Bd6 31. Kf2 a6 32. Nd2 Bf8 33. Nc4 Bc8 34. Qe4 Be6 35. b3 Rd5 36. Kg3 h6 37. gxh6 Bxh6 38. Qf3 Kh7 39. e4 Rh5 40. Nd6 Bg5 41. Nxf7 Bxh4+ 42. Kg2 c4 43. bxc4 Kg8 44. Nd6 Rg5+ 45. Kh1 Rg3 46. Qf4 Rh3+ Game drawn 1/2-1/2

Standings

Aronian Levon 2759 (Armenia)   1.5 vs. Shirov Alexei 2699 (Spain)   0.5

Leko Peter 2749 (Hungary)  1.5 vs. Bareev Evgeny 2643 (Russia)  0.5 

Grischuk Alexander 2717 (Russia)  1.5 vs. Rublevsky Sergei 2680 (Russia)  0.5 

Kamsky Gata 2705 (USA)  1 vs. Gelfand Boris 2733 (Israel)  1

Biopics of all the 16 players involved on the official site.

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1 Comment

  1. susan said,

    June 7, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    And it was all going so well…….


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