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...
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,...
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)
World Championship Match | PGN via TWIC
May 11th-30th, 2012...
Monday, May 07, 2012 17:43
As we're approaching the start of the Anand-Gelfand World Championship match (the first game will be played next Friday), many media are publishing previews online or in their print edition. We give a number of links and a few quotes.
A big article about Anand-Gelfand in the Dutch newspaper NRC last Saturday
Yesterday the Indian magazine Daily...
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...
Monday, March 26, 2012 17:43
The official website of the world chess title match Anand-Gelfand was launched on Monday. Earlier this month the organizers had already revealed the official logo.
The homepage of the official website
On Monday we received a press release from the organizers of the Anand-Gelfand World Championship match, revealing the URL of the official website:...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 17:22
In exactly eight weeks from today, the official opening of the FIDE World Chess Championship Match between World Champion Viswanathan Anand (India) and Challenger Boris Gelfand (Israel) will take place in Moscow – on 10 May 2012, to be precise. This week Mark Gluhovsky, editor-in-chief of chess magazine "64" and press chief for the Russian Chess...
Friday, March 02, 2012 8:59
The Russian Federation has opened a poll to decide on the invitation of one player for this year's Tal Memorial. Visitors to the RCF website can cast their vote and pick one from thirteen pre-selected players. The player with the most votes will be invited.
As we reported before, due to the announced dates of the FIDE Candidates Tournament this...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:14
FIDE has signed an agreement with the companies CNC and Agon for the next World Championship cycle. CNC will be responsible for media, web and software rights, while Agon will be organising and funding the events. The contract with the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, where Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand will play the 2012 World Championship match in...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:41
Last Friday we reported on the Aeroflot Blitz tournament which was won by Sergey Karjakin in his hometown Moscow, Russia. Some of our readers pointed out that a number of videos have been uploaded to YouTube by Eugene Potemkin and Sergey Sorokhtin, who were filming in the playing hall. A small selection.