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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...
A big article about Anand-Gelfand in Dutch newspaper NRC last Saturday
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...
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...
Anand-Gelfand: the website and the logo
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:...
Preparations for Anand-Gelfand under way
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...
Poll to decide on one Tal Memorial participant
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...
FIDE confirms agreements with CNC/Agon and Tretyakov
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...
Aeroflot Blitz: YouTube videos
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. Event Aeroflot Blitz Dates February 16th,...