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Svidler-Navara 1.5-0.5 at half time
Friday, June 22, 2012 10:33
The traditional Čez Chess Trophy is under way in Prague, and this year David Navara's opponent is Peter Svidler. The Russian grandmaster and World Cup 2011 winner took the lead with a win in the second game on Thursday. Two more games will be played; Friday is a rest day. The poster of the Čez Chess Trophy with Svidler reading a book titled '...
Anand-Gelfand, the closing ceremony (VIDEO)
Saturday, June 02, 2012 13:52
One day after the tiebreak the 2012 World Championship match came to an end with its closing ceremony, held in the Tretyakov Gallery's Engineering Building, on the same stage where the games had been played. While we were travelling back from Moscow on Friday, we also edited the following summary video of the ceremony which includes the speeches...
Anand beats Gelfand in tiebreak, retains world title
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:20
Viswanathan Anand defeated Boris Gelfand 2.5-1.5 in the rapid tiebreak on Wednesday. The Indian won the World Championship in Moscow and retained his world title for the third time. After winning the 2007 World Championship tournament in Mexico City, Anand defeated Vladimir Kramnik in 2008 and Veselin Topalov in 2010 and now emerged as the winner...
Sofia-Zagreb, the "bloody friendship"
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 18:55
Sofia defeated Zagreb with 30-20 points in a friendly chess match over 50 boards between the two capitals. GM Dejan Bojkov reports on the match that was held on Monday, May 28th at the “Bankya Palace” hotel in Bankya, Bulgaria. With this result, seventy years after the first match between the two capitals, the Bulgarians took their revenge. By...
Anand-Gelfand: 12th match game drawn, tiebreak on Wednesday (VIDEO)
Monday, May 28, 2012 13:44
The 12th match game between Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand ended in a draw, which means the match will be decided on Wednesday with a rapid/blitz tiebreak. Today the opening was another Rossolimo Sicilian and although Anand started ambitiously with an early push of the h-pawn, yet again the game reached an ending quickly and at move 22 the World...
Gelfand-Anand G11, another Nimzo-Indian, drawn after 24 moves (VIDEO)
Saturday, May 26, 2012 14:25
The 11th match game between Boris Gelfand and Vishy Anand was another Nimzo-Indian and ended in a draw after 24 moves The score in Moscow is 5.5-5.5 with just one more game to play, in which the World Champion has white. This game will be played on Monday. If the final score is 6-6, a rapid/blitz tiebreak will be played on Wednesday. Another draw...
Anand-Gelfand G10, a Rossolimo Sicilian, drawn after 25 moves
Thursday, May 24, 2012 15:50
The tiebreak is getting closer and closer now that the 10th match game between Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand also ended in a draw. Today Anand returned to 1.e4 and went for a Rossolimo Sicilian (3.Bb5) instead of allowing another Sveshnikov. Gelfand came up with a new setup, and held equality quite easily. The handshake at the start of game 10 in...
Gelfand-Anand G9, a Nimzo-Indian, drawn after 49 moves
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 15:24
The 9th game between Boris Gelfand and Vishy Anand, the longest encounter in the match so far, ended in a draw after 49 moves. For the first time in this World Championship match a Nimzo-Indian opening came on the board. With White Gelfand got a slight edge with the bishop pair and hanging central pawns against two knights and a healthy structure...
World Championship: Anand levels the score as Gelfand blunders his queen
Monday, May 21, 2012 15:26
Due to a tactical oversight by Boris Gelfand, Vishy Anand needed only 17 moves to level the score in the World Championship match in Moscow, Russia. On Monday the World Champion played 3.f3, just like in game 3, after which the challenger went for a Benoni-like structure with 3...c5 instead of the Grünfeld. The game quickly got quite sharp, but...
Gelfand beats Anand in 7th World Championship game (VIDEO)
Sunday, May 20, 2012 17:22
Boris Gelfand took the lead in the World Championship match in Moscow, Russia on Sunday by beating Viswanathan Anand in 38 moves. Again a Chebanenko Semi-Slav came on the board and in his 4th white game, the challenger was again the first to deviate, going for 6.c5 instead of 6.b3 (games 2 and 4) or 6.Qc2 (game 6). Black kept struggling with a bad...