2007 World Championship Nears End

Friday September 28, 2007

Tiebreak for the 2007 World Chess Championship, taking place in Mexico City, is scheduled for Sunday, 30 September, but with two rounds to go in the world's premier chess event, playoffs shouldn't be necessary.

India's Viswanathan Anand, the world's top ranked player, leads by a full point with 8.0 after 12 games played over second place Boris Gelfand (ranked world no.13, Israel). Gelfand is a half-point ahead of reigning World Champion Vladimir Kramnik (no.3, Russia). The other five players trail in negative territory with more games lost than won.

Barring a major upset, Anand will be crowned World Chess Champion this weekend. The Indian grandmaster first won the FIDE World Championship at Tehran in December 2000.

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