2007 World Championship at Midpoint

Friday September 21, 2007

At the halfway point in the 2007 World Chess Championship, being played 13-29 September in Mexico City, world no.1 Viswanathan Anand leads the eight player, double round robin event with 5.0 points out of seven games played, a half point ahead of second place Boris Gelfand (4.5).

Third in the overall standing and a half point behind Gelfand, is reigning World Champion Vladimir Kramnik (4.0). Rounding out the field are Alexander Grischuk (3.5), Peter Leko and Levon Aronian (both 3.0), plus Peter Svidler and Alexander Morozevich (both 2.5).

Anand's score of +3-0=4 includes wins over Grischuk, Aronian, and Svidler. The Indian grandmaster first won the FIDE World Championship at Tehran in December 2000.

Official Site: ChessMexico.com • For more about the World Championship tournament in Mexico City, see our ChessChrono, 2007 World Championship.

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