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Sunday, October 26, 2008 19:42
Update: video added. He came very close to winning today, but in the end Vladimir Kramnik had to accept that his ending agains Viswanathan Anand was a draw. After the 9th game the Indian is now leading the World Championship match 6-3, and just needs a draw to retain his title. While many expected a not too interesting game today (Anand was...
Saturday, October 25, 2008 2:26
Update: video added. If the World Championship match wasn't decided yet, it is now. With the white pieces Kramnik did manage to get a certain advantage but Anand just refuses to make big mistakes in Bonn, and so a not too exciting 8th game ended in a draw at move 39. With a 5.5-2.5 score, the match could be over on Sunday night. "For the first...
Thursday, October 23, 2008 21:30
Update: video added. The second half of the Anand-Kramnik World Championship match has started with a draw in 37 moves. Playing the white pieces again, Anand got a slight advantage in an ending but by sacrificing a pawn Kramnik forced a liquidation to a drawn pawn ending. It's 5-2 for Anand now. Today Kramnik finally managed to surprise his...
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 21:32
Update: video added. After winning the 6th match game today, reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand increased his lead even further. Three points down, challenger Vladimir Kramnik finds himself in a hopeless situation half-way the match. Before the game Anand was leading 3.5-1.5 and everybody wondered: would Kramnik go for a win, or would he...
Monday, October 20, 2008 21:53
Update: Video added. Viswanathan Anand increased his lead today in the World Championship match after Vladimir Kramnik blundered on move 29. The score is now 3.5-1.5 for Anand. Who would have thought that Vladimir Kramnik would lose not just one, but two games with the white pieces in this match? It's a rare thing for someone who's considered one...
Sunday, October 19, 2008 2:04
Update: video added. Drawing his fourth game of the World Championship match in Bonn, Viswanathan Anand has consolidated his lead over Vladimir Kramnik today. Going into the second rest day the score is 2.5-1.5 for Anand. Well that was something quite different. After all the fun of yesterday, the fourth game in Bonn was, really, the least...
Saturday, October 18, 2008 21:02
As from today you can watch the games of the World Chess Championship match between Anand and Kramnik LIVE. Because of Foidos, the new online chess game broadcast system, all other websites, including the offical website of the World Chess Championship, could only broadcast the games of the Anand-Kramnik with a half-hour delay. After it turned...
Saturday, October 18, 2008 2:37
Update: video added. Viswanathan Anand has taken the lead in the 2008 World Championship Match. He defeated Vladimir Kramnik in a great, but very complicated struggle that lasted 41 moves. The third day in Bonn was a great day in Bonn. Actually it was a great day for any chess fan around the world, and just a tiny bit more for Anand fans. With...
Thursday, October 16, 2008 3:38
Update: press conference video added In the second game of the World Championship Match Viswanathan Anand started with 1.d4 and in a very complicated Nimzo-Indian the players agreed on another draw at move 32. We have photos and the game with comments - a video with the press conference will follow later. The second day here at the Art &...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 2:18
Update: press conference video added The first game of the 2008 World Championship Match between Vladimir Kramnik with White against Viswanathan Anand with Black has ended in a draw. We have photos and the game with comments - a video with the press conference will follow later. After some technical problems during the day, for which we apologize...

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