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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2012 Anand, Gelfand World Chess Match Game 9 Moves - Gelfand Tries Hard Against Anand Fortress!


Result Gelfand-Anand Game 9: 1/2-1/2

Match Score: 4.5-4.5 (Photo: Official Website)

Israel's Boris Gelfand - the challenger to world chess champion India's Vishy Anand - continued to press with White all the way to 49 moves in Game 9 of the 2012 World Chess Championship, but had to settle for a draw eventually. The Nimzo-Indian opening was played for the first time in the 2012 World Chess Championship match today. Gelfand had a slight edge with the pair of bishops and hanging central pawns and even went for a continuation that left him with a Queen against Anand's Rook and Knight with four and five pawns each. However, Anand was precise and stayed put with his fortress. The score in Moscow is now 4.5-4.5. 

Game 10 will be played on Thursday and broadcast live on the official website as usual. Friday would be a rest day. If the score remains 6-6, a rapid/blitz tiebreak will decide the champion on Wednesday next week. You can replay the Game 9 moves in our Chess King applet.

 



Gelfand, Boris (2727) - Anand, Viswanathan (2791)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Moscow RUS
Date: 2012.05.23

[...] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤c3 ¥b4 4.e3 O-O 5.¥d3 d5 6.¤f3 c5 7.O-O dxc4 8.¥xc4 cxd4 9.exd4 b6 10.¥g5 ¥b7 11.£e2 ¤bd7 12.¦ac1 ¦c8 13.¥d3 ¥xc3 14.bxc3 £c7 15.c4 ¥xf3 16.£xf3 ¦fe8 17.¦fd1 h6 18.¥h4 £d6 19.c5 bxc5 20.dxc5 ¦xc5 21.¥h7+ ¢xh7 22.¦xd6 ¦xc1+ 23.¦d1 ¦ec8 24.h3 ¤e5 25.£e2 ¤g6 26.¥xf6 gxf6 27.¦xc1 ¦xc1+ 28.¢h2 ¦c7 29.£b2 ¢g7 30.a4 ¤e7 31.a5 ¤d5 32.a6 ¢h7 33.£d4 f5 34.f4 ¦d7 35.¢g3 ¢g6 36.£h8 ¤f6 37.£b8 h5 38.¢h4 ¢h6 39.£b2 ¢g6 40.£c3 ¤e4 41.£c8 ¤f6 42.£b8 ¦e7 43.g4 hxg4 44.hxg4 fxg4 45.£e5 ¤g8 46.£g5+ ¢h7 47.£xg4 f6 48.£g2 ¢h8 49.£e4 ¢g7

 

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