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Alekhine Memorial Round 7

  • SonofPearl
  • on 29.04.13 11:25.

phpHPttB3.jpegAfter a round of draws to start the second half of the Alekhine Memorial in St.Petersburg, round seven delivered two decisive games.

Firstly, world champion Vishy Anand moved to a plus score by recording his second victory of the tournament since his surprise opening round loss to Mickey Adams.

Anand defeated Laurent Fressinet with the white pieces when the Frenchman went astray around the first time control in a tricky major piece endgame.

Boris Gelfand won the other decisive game of the day, beating Ding Liren in the last game of the day to finish. Gelfand now shares the lead with the tournament's other French GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

Vishy Anand picked up a full point against Laurent Fressinet

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Boris Gelfand defeated Ding Liren to earn a share of the lead

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Mickey Adams was held to a draw by leader Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

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Peter Svidler is having a tournament to forget, but he drew with Vladimir Kramnik

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Nikita Vitiugov drew his game with Lev Aronian

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The Alekhine Memorial Standings after 7 rounds

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2722
2 Boris Gelfand ISR 2739
3 Michael Adams ENG 2727 4
4 Levon Aronian ARM 2809 4
5 Vishy Anand IND 2783 4
6 Laurent Fressinet FRA 2706
7 Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2801 3
8 Nikita Vitiugov  RUS 2712 3
9 Ding Liren CHN 2707
10 Peter Svidler RUS 2747 2

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The Alekhine Memorial takes place from 21 April - 1 May. The official site can be found here, with live game analysis here and video commentary here (with archive).

The tournament is a 10-player single round robin competition, with the first half held in the Louvre in Paris and the second half in the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg.

The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 minutes to a finish with a 30 second increment from the start.  No draw offers are allowed until after 40 moves have been played.  The prize fund is €100,000 with €30,000 for first place.

All rounds start at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC when in Paris, 10:00 UTC when in St. Petersburg), except the last round which is 1 hour earlier.

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The schedule of events

20 April 2013 Paris Opening Ceremony
21 April 2013 Paris Round 1
22 April 2013 Paris Round 2
23 April 2013 Paris Round 3
24 April 2013 Paris Round 4
25 April 2013 Paris Round 5
26 April 2013 St. Petersburg Welcome Reception
27 April 2013 St. Petersburg Children's Events
28 April 2013 St. Petersburg Round 6
29 April 2013 St. Petersburg Round 7
30 April 2013 St. Petersburg Round 8
01 May 2013 St. Petersburg Round 9 & Prizegiving

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Games and screenshots from the official website coverage.

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  • vor 19 Monate

    rorschach1985

    Hooray for the middle-aged men!!

  • vor 19 Monate

    shubham_the_best

    this shows that anand is back in form again.....be careful carlsennnn...

  • vor 19 Monate

    IndianHarry

    Anand can win even in Scotch Game. If his opponent not able to choose a good opening then why he is playing is Super Grand master level. The tournament organizer should not invite them. Opponent has to be aware that they are playing against a WC as well as a Universal Player. 

    I think today Anand opponent miscalculate that Anand will go for Ruylopez but he got suprised by Scotch that too in 5.Nb3 line.

    That is the class of WC.

  • vor 19 Monate

    Aknaim

    How is Topalov's rating so high Yell. What a big jump thanks to this tourney. http://www.2700chess.com/

  • vor 19 Monate

    chess_pune

    When Anand wins ....... opponent's goes astray or the opening choice of his opponent was poor ....... shame on biased media, learn to accept the reality fellow humans !

  • vor 19 Monate

    Derived

    Those games of Anand and Gelfand... incredible...

  • vor 19 Monate

    Fisikos

    A win from Anand from Scotch opening with 5. Nb3. That says a lot...

  • vor 19 Monate

    magic-yak

    GO Anand!!! Give us at least one more win!

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