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Favorite Games from (2007)
Compiled by wanabe2000
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Selected Games and Tournament Information.

FIDE World Championship Tournament:

In 2007 a tournament was held in Mexico City which invited the strongest players in the world, including the reigning champion Vladimir Kramnik. It was an eight-player, double round robin tournament, and the winner was to earn the title of World Champion. In the event that Kramnik did not win the tournament, FIDE would allow him to have a title match against the victor in 2008.

Viswanathan Anand with a score of 9/14 (+4-0=10). Anand become World Champion, in a un-traditional manner, by winning this tournament. See FIDE World Championship Tournament (2007) for all the games..

Candidates Tournament:

Aronian v Carlsen 2007: Candidates Match: Aronian - Carlsen (2007) where Levon Aronian won 7/12 (+5-3=4).

Championships:

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the 2007 French Championship in a playoff with a score of 7.5/11 (+5-1=5). See his games: French Championships (2007)/Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Maxime Vachier Lagrave became the second-youngest grandmaster in the world in 2005, just behind Norway's Magnus Carlsen.

Ahmed Adly is the World Junior Champion played in Yerevan Armenia. He scored an amazing (+10-3=0). See his games: World Junior Championship (2007)/Ahmed Adly. See all games: World Junior Championship (2007)

European Team Chess Championships (2007). Russia wins. Great results from Peter Svidler. See his games: European Team Chess Championships (2007)/Peter Svidler

Hao Wang is the champion and Xiangzhi Bu is the sub-champion in the Asian Individual Championship (2007). Missing some round 10 games.

Jacob Aagaard wins the British Championship with a score of 8.5/11 (+8-2=1) .5 ahead of Rowson and Gordon. See all the games: British Championship (2007).

Tournaments:

The Tal Memorial was won by Vladimir Kramnik with a score of 6.5/9 (+4-0=5). See all the games at: Tal Memorial (2007).

Veselin Topalov wins Liga de Campeones (2007) with a score of 7/10 (+5-1=4). His only loss was to Judit Polgar, however, he was 1.5 points ahead of second place.

Also included are selected games from the World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2007 won by Gata Kamsky. For additional games see: Game Collection: Major World cup 2007 games. See the Chessbase Reports: http://www.chessbase.com/eventlist..... Kamsky with his win will be seeded into the 2010 World Championship Challenger's match against Veselin Topalov.

Also, selected games from Morelia-Linares MEX/ESP 2007 won by Viswanathan Anand. See Linares - Morelia (2007).

Presented are the three wins by Dmitry Jakovenko who won the 8th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament 2007 with a score of =3-0=5. See 8th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament (2007).

Selected games from the 2007 Russian Super Finals won by Alexander Morozevich 8/11 (+7 -2 =2). See Russian Superfinals (2007).

Selected games from the Biel Tournament 2007 won by Magnus Carlsen in tiebreak games. Biel Chess Festival (2007).

Corus (2007). Teimour Radjabov 8.5/13 (+5-1=7) Veselin Topalov 8.5/13 (+5-1=7)and Levon Aronian 8.5/13 (+4-0=9) were equal first.

Corus Group B (2007). Won by Pavel Eljanov 9/13 (+-2=4).

Corus Group C (2007). Won by Mikhail Krasenkow 10.5/13 (+9-1=3).

The World vs GM Gert Jan Timmerman which was won by the World!

Crafty (Computer) vs Hikaru Nakamura
"Horsing Around" (game of the day Dec-23-07)

Other Tournaments:

Czech Coal Carlsbad Tournament (2007). Sergei Movsesian 4.5/7 (+2-0=5) and Ruslan Ponomariov 4.5/7 (+2-0=5) were equal first.

6th Aeroflot Festival (2007). Evgeny Alekseev, with another great win after the title of Russian champion.

Casino de Barcelona (2007). Won by Hikaru Nakamura 7/9 (+6-1=2.)

Ruy Lopez Festival (2007). Won by Gabriel Sargissian 6.5/7 (+6-0=1).

Foxwoods Open (2007). Gata Kamsky is the winner on speed playoff, beating out Izoria, Ibragimov and Stripunsky (all finished with 7/9).

Moscow Open (2007). Najer and Yemelin shared first place with 7.5/9.

11th Essent Chess Tournament (2007). In a small field of four players Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won with a score of 4.5/6 (+3-0=3).

World Blitz Cup (2007). Won by Vassily Ivanchuk 25.5/38 (+19-6=13).

Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2007). Also won by Ivanchuk over a strong field with a score of 7/9 (+6-1=2). He beat both Gelfand and Radjabov playing black!

Cappelle la Grande (2007). Over 600 players, including 87 GMs and 81 IMs participated.. Wang Yue beat out Miroshnichenko, Gashimov, Arutinian, Drozdovskij, and Yemelin on tiebreaks (all scoring 7/9).

Collections:

AuDo: Game Collection: Super Grandmaster beat Super Grandmaster

BoardLord's: Game Collection: Magnus Carlsens 2700+ wins

News:

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...


FIDE WC Tournament, Mexico City 2007 (GOTD) Rd.11
Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

FIDE WC Tournament , Mexico City 2007 Rd.2
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1-0

FIDE WC Tournament, Mexico City 2007 (GOTD) Rd.2
Aronian vs Anand, 2007  
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

FIDE WC Tournament, Mexico City 2007 Rd.4
Anand vs Svidler, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 39 moves, 1-0

FIDE WC Tournament, Mexico City 2007 Rd.7
Anand vs Grischuk, 2007 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

15th Sigeman & Co , Malmo SWE 2007 ĚRd.6
Hector vs Kotronias, 2007
(B57) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

8th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament 2007 Rd7
Jakovenko vs E Alekseev, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

8th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament 2007 Rd.1
Bologan vs Jakovenko, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

8th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament 2007 Rd.5
Jakovenko vs Sutovsky, 2007 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 43 moves, 1-0

Cappelle la Grande 2007 Rd.4
Dvoirys vs Wang Yue, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

16th Amber Tournament (Rapid) 2007 Rd.5
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

6th Aeroflot Festival , Moscow 2007 Rd.5
Wang Yue vs I Kurnosov, 2007
(D85) Grunfeld, 46 moves, 1-0

Corus, Wijk aan Zee NED 2007 Rd.3 (GOTD)
Shirov vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Linares-Morelia 2007 Rd.5 (GOTD!)
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

Linares-Morelia 2007 Rd.1 (GOTD)
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 68 moves, 1-0

Linares-Morelia 2007 Rd.3
Carlsen vs Anand, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Linares-Morelia 2007 Rd.10 (GOTD)
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Carroll Capps Memorial , San Francisco CA 2007 Rd.6
M Aigner vs N Nip, 2007
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 61 moves, 0-1

CalChess Championship 2007 (GOTD) Rd.4
N Nip vs E Schiller, 2007  
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2007 (Exchange)
Kamsky vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2007 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 54 moves, 1-0

World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2007
Wang Yue vs I Cheparinov, 2007 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 54 moves, 0-1

World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2007
Kamsky vs Shirov, 2007 
(B30) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2007
Kamsky vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2007
Kamsky vs Ponomariov, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0

World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2007
Svidler vs Kamsky, 2007 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 71 moves, 0-1

World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk RUS 2007
Wang Yue vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2007 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 64 moves, 1-0

Casino de Barcelona, Barcelona ESP 2007 (Brilliant)
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Casino de Barcelona, Barcelona ESP 2007 (Walk)
Nakamura vs J Fluvia Poyatos, 2007 
(D80) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez Festival, Zafra ESP 2007
Ponomariov vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Biel Festival, Biel SUI 2007
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Biel Festival, Biel SUI 2007
Carlsen vs Onischuk, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Biel Festival, Biel SUI 2007 (56.....h3+!!)
Bu Xiangzhi vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 0-1

Russian Superfinals, Moscow RUS 2007 Rd.6
A Timofeev vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B50) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Russian Superfinals, Moscow RUS 2007 Rd.1(GOTD)
F Amonatov vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Russian Superfinals, Moscow RUS 2007 Rd.8
Svidler vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 0-1

Russian Superfinals, Moscow RUS 2007 Rd.5
Morozevich vs Sakaev, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

11th Essent, Hoogeveen NED 2007 (Re6!!)
Ponomariov vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

European Team Championships, Crete GRE 2007 Rd.9
Svidler vs I Cheparinov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

European Team Championships, Crete GRE 2007 Rd.5
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

European Team Championships, Crete GRE 2007 Rd.2
Karjakin vs Shirov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

European Team Championships, Crete GRE 2007 Rd.1
Kotronias vs F Berend, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

European Team Championships, Crete GRE 2007 (GOTD) Rd.4
F Vallejo Pons vs Naiditsch, 2007 
(C57) Two Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

European Team Championships, Crete GRE 2007 Rd.5
Mamedyarov vs Svidler, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

European Team Championships, Crete GRE 2007Rd.3
M Neubauer vs G Sargissian, 2007 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

European Team Championships, Crete GRE 2007 Rd.8
A Volokitin vs R Wojtaszek, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

Aisan Individual 2007 (GOTD)
W So vs M Mahjoob, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Foxwoods Open 2007
J Kraai vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A04) Reti Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

World Blitz, Moscow RUS 2007 (Champion's Blitz)
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Moscow Open 2007
E Najer vs J Ulko, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

French Championships 2007
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Czech Open GMA 2007 (10....d4!)
V Kuznetsov vs G Gajewski, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Candidates Match: Aronian-Carlsen 2007
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Chessgames Challenge 2007-2008
The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 62 moves, 1-0

ICC blitz 2007 Horsing Around GOTD
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1

British Championship, Great Yarmouth, 2007 Rd.10
J Aagaard vs S Gordon, 2007
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

British Championship, Great Yarmouth, 2007 Rd.9
D Howell vs J Aagaard, 2007
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 67 moves, 0-1

Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup, Odessa UKR 2007 Rd.7
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

World Junior Championship 2007 Rd.11
V Laznicka vs G Meier, 2007 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 63 moves, 0-1

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