Anand stretched to tie-breaker by Boris Gelfand

desicad

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand in action at World Chess Championship
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Boris Gelfand has proven to be a far tougher nut to crack for Viswanathan Anand who defeated Russian
Vladimir Kramnik in 2008 and Veselin Topalov in 2010 with consummate ease. (AFP Photo)

Moscow: Defending champion Viswanathan Anand was stretched to the tie-breaker of the World Chess Championship by his Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand following a draw in the 12th and final game in Moscow on Monday.

The tenth draw in the 12-game match ensured that the Israeli stays in the championship with honours, and even now it will be a high-voltage drama in the rapid games to be played at the State Tretyakov Gallery on Wednesday.

Anand, with his reputation of being one of the best rapid players ever, still holds an advantage but things have not exactly materialised the way he might have wanted in this championship.
Anand, who has inspired the younger generation in India to take to the game for the last 13 years as brand ambassador for IT company NIIT, started as an overwhelming favourite in the championship. But the Indian Grandmaster could only force one victory in 12 games and lost one. This is indication enough that the first round has been won by the Israeli.

In the rapid chess, Anand will have to score 2.5 points in the four games scheduled on Wednesday. There will be 25 minutes to each player in this contest with a 10-second addition after every move is played. If the scores are still tied after these four games, there will be two more games with blitz chess rules. Should the tie persist, there are five such blitz matches to be played.

If the deadlock still continues, there will be an Armageddon game with five minutes to white and four to black and black wins the title in case of a draw also.
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only_truths

Minister (2k+ posts)
I have seen him play the best in Amber chess tournament on the rapid fire. But for the past two years, it seems Anand is loosing his touch of a class. But best of luck to Anand, one of the best sportsman India has produced.

In his hey days, it is worth to watch the opponents face (here it is Gary Kasporov) playing against him.

 

desicad

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
I have seen him play the best in Amber chess tournament on the rapid fire. But for the past two years, it seems Anand is loosing his touch of a class. But best of luck to Anand, one of the best sportsman India has produced.

In his hey days, it is worth to watch the opponents face (here it is Gary Kasporov) playing against him.

Anand is the best rapid player ever, so most likely he will prevail in the tie breaker.......:)
btw Gary Kasprav reaction was too loud....wonder if Anand would ever reacted this way........
 

only_truths

Minister (2k+ posts)
Just watch the 7th game, in just 17 moves the shortest ever in a world cup match, the worth to watch, the last move of queen by Gelfand.

 
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