Archive for Match

Gelfand-Anand G6, another Chebanenko Semi-Slav, drawn after 29 moves (VIDEO)
Saturday, May 19, 2012 11:02
Game 6 in the World Championship match between Boris Gelfand and Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw as well. Anand repeated his Chebanenko Semi-Slav and Gelfand tried something different on move 6. He won a pawn, but didn't see a way to finish his development without giving it back quickly. After a few accurate moves by Anand a drawn rook ending...
Gelfand-Anand G4, another Chebanenko Slav, drawn after 34 moves
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 14:19
The fourth match game between Boris Gelfand behind the white pieces and Vishy Anand behind the black pieces was drawn after 34 moves. Again the World Champion from India defended himself with a Chebanenko Semi-Slav and again he got equality with Black quite easily. The score is 2-2 with eight more games to play. Four games, four draws in Moscow |...
Anand-Gelfand game 3, with again most of the seats in the playing hall filled
Monday, May 14, 2012 17:12
The spectators in the State Tretyakov Gallery saw an exciting game today between Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand, which eventually ended in a draw again. The World Champion got some advantage with his 3.f3 against Gelfand's Grünfeld, but eventually had to settle for splitting the point in another double rook ending. The score is 1.5-1.5 with nine...
Gelfand-Anand G2, a Chebanenko Slav, drawn after 25 moves (VIDEO)
Saturday, May 12, 2012 13:50
The second match game between Boris Gelfand and Vishy Anand also ended in a draw. Against Gelfand's expected 1.d4 Anand chose the Chebanenko Slav (or rather a hybrid of the Semi-Slav and the Chebanenko, the later being characterized by an early ...a6) and the Indian got a solid if just slightly passive position. After the queens were exchanged,...
Anand-Gelfand G1, a Grünfeld, drawn in 24 moves
Friday, May 11, 2012 16:29
The first match game between Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand ended in a draw. Gelfand surprised his opponent by playing the Grünfeld, and if anyone was better in the final phase of the game, it was him.  The first handshake between Boris Gelfand (Israel) and Vishy Anand (India) Event World Championship Match | PGN via TWIC Dates May 11th-30th, 2012...
Anand-Gelfand World Championship match starts in a week from today
Friday, May 04, 2012 14:30
In exactly one week from today the 2012 World Championship match starts, between title holder Viswanathan Anand of India and challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel. The two will play a match of 12 games, unless someone scores a decisive 6.5 points at an earlier stage. In case of a tie, there will be a rapid / blitz playoff to decide. We bring you all...
Kasparov beats Short 4.5-3.5 in blitz match
Sunday, October 09, 2011 22:38
(UPDATED) Garry Kasparov beat Nigel Short 4.5-3.5 in the YourNextMove blitz match that took place on Sunday evening in Leuven, Belgium. In a match that wasn't without mistakes, Kasparov had a 2-point lead after five games, but Short levelled the score with two consecutive wins. Kasparov then won the last game, and the match. Event Kasparov-Short...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 4:53
After Moscow FIDE has now also received a bid from Chennai to host the Anand-Gelfand World Championship Match next year. This was announced yesterday afternoon in Chennai by the FIDE President and the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu State Mme J. Jayalalithaa. Chennai is planning to spend 200 million rupees (approximately $4.5 million). By winning...
Friday, May 27, 2011 16:55
Hikaru Nakamura and Ray Robson won their matches held this week in Saint Louis, Missouri (USA). Nakamura defeated Ruslan Ponomariov in the last classical game to score 3.5-2.5, and won the rapid games 3-1. Robson defeated Ben Finegold 4-2 in the classical games and in the rapid he was the strongest with 2.5-1.5. General info The Chess Club and...
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Saturday, May 21, 2011 22:15
In a match between Hikaru Nakamura (USA) and Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine), played in Saint Louis, USA, the score is 2-2 after 4 games. Ponomariov won the first in a King's Indian but with the same opening Nakamura levelled the score in game 3. A match between Ray Robson (USA) and GM Ben Finegold (USA) is played simultatenously; Robson leads 2.5-1.5...

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