After the unification match for the title of the World Chess Champion in 2006 between Kramnik and Topalov, it could have been expected the organization of subsequent World Championships would be simpler.
But it wasn’t.
After the FIDE World Championship Tournament 2005, FIDE announced that the 2007 World Championship would also be a double round-robin tournament. Top four finisher of the 2005 tournament qualified directly.
At the end of 2005, a World Cup was held. Top ten finishers qualified for the Candidates tournament, scheduled for the beginning of 2007. They were joined by Rustam Kasimdzhanov (winner of the 2004 World Championship), 5-8th place finishers of the 2005 Championship Tournament and two players with the highest average rating in the 2004-2005 period - Shirov and Bacrot.
Thus, already in early 2006, the qualification process for the 2007 World Championship Tournament has been determined.
There was just one problem. Vladimir Kramnik refused to participate in the World Chess Championship 2005. And in the World Cup 2005. So he didn’t qualify for the 2007 tournament directly.
That is why, before the start of the World Chess Championship 2006, FIDE took a rather strange decision. They forced Kramnik and Topalov to sign a contract according to which the loser of the match will not participate in the 2007 World Championship Tournament.
In any case, in the Candidates Tournament 2007, Levon Aronian, Peter Leko, Boris Gelfand and Alexander Grischuk qualified for the Championship Tournament.
Together with Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Morozevich and Peter Svidler, they gathered in the Mexico City on 12 September to battle against each other for the supreme title.
After the exhausting and difficult 14 rounds, with a lot of draws, Indian superstar Viswanathan Anand came out of top undefeated, with a convincing 9/14 score.
( 1 minute chess game )
I knew I should have gone to bed. But no! I’m lying in bed playing a quick game on my phone when I comfortably win a pawn in the opening, go on autopilot and lose my Queen to a pin?😫Did I just slip below 1200elo playing strength here?😖
So now what do I do?🥺Resign would be good! Or play like nothing happened in a completely lost position. So being an idiot already I go for option two. And I win with a lovely Bishop mate with only three seconds left on my clock.😱
Now, hopefully after this post I go to sleep... hopefully...
How many sheep do I need to play above 1200 elo? How many? Please, for the love of 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑=221
Ok, good night!