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Showing posts with label anand gelfand 2012. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anand gelfand 2012. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Moscow Chess Romance (Москва Шахматы Романтика)

Moscow - the only city in the world where you can lose your heart to chess and girls at the same time. An exciting video here (even if you don't understand the French) by GM Robert Fontaine for EuropeEchecs. Enjoy the video as Game 9 in the Anand, Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship as the endgame struggle continues.


Congratulations to 2012 Anand, Gelfand World Chess Match Officials in Moscow (поздравления чиновников)

The Anand, Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship has brought great joy to all of us around the world. Not only has their media handling, 2012 world championship official website, and live broadcast been fantastic, but the organization of the event has been swell too. Time we knew the officials. Congratulations to the officials of the 2012 World Chess Championship.

Officials

Chief Arbiter:
IA Ashot Vardapetian (Armenia)
Deputy: IA Hal Bond (Canada)

Appeals Committee: Chairman: Kurt Jungwirth (Austria), Boris Kutin (Slovenia),Jorge Vega (Guatemala)

FIDE Supervisor: Georgios Makropoulos (Greece)

FIDE Press Officer: Anastasia Karlovich (Ukraine)

Press Officer of RCF: Mark Glukhovsky (Russia)

Organising Committee: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Russian Chess Federation, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, ArkadyDvorkovich; Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Russian Chess Federation, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Alexander Zhukov; General Director of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Irina Lebedeva; Chairman of the Management Board of the Russian Chess Federation, Ilya Levitov; and match sponsors, businessmen Andrey Filatov and Guennadi Timtchenko.

Anand, Gelfand Game 9 Live Today! Gelfand confesses he adopted risky line in Game 8

The Anand, Gelfand 2012 Game 9 Live would be available at the World Chess Championship official website within a few hours. Russian Champion Peter Svidler would be in the commentary room today. The Game 9 moves would be available here at B&W website right after the game. Meanwhile, in the press conference after Game 8, Israel's Boris Gelfand confessed that he had adopted a risky line in the game. 

Israel's Boris Gelfand and India's Viswanathan Anand at Game 8 press conference. Photo: Fide.
During the press conference, which took place immediately after the game, Boris Gelfand confessed that he simply failed to spot white's 17. Qf2. After playing 14...Qf6, he could only see 17. Qf4, after which white would have to play either 18. Bd3 or 18. Bh3. The Israeli grandmaster also considered the possibility of offering a losing exchange after a potential 15. Kc2 Nf4 16. Ne4 continuation. An interesting position appeared after 16... Re4 17. fe. “I played a risky variation and thought it would turn out okay, but I didn't anticipate White's last move. It's difficult to say where I could have played better. I think that, if this variation fails, then the whole concept is wrong. Of course, I could have just played Knight to g7 or f6 on the 14th move instead of Qf6, but then Black's position would have been worse after 15. h4.”

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chess Figures of the 20th Century - Special Exhibition in Moscow

Awesome chess exhibition in Moscow. Not to be missed.

Until June 24 at the Multimedia Art Museum, 
Moscow, 16 Ul. Ostozhenka, m. 
Kropotkinskaya, www.mamm-mdf.ru
Open Tue.-Sun., noon-9 pm


This chess treat at the Multimedia Art Museum is honoring World Chess Championship 2012 between India's Viswanathan Anand and Israel's Boris Gelfand in Moscow. The entire exhibition is devoted to chess! 
 

The exhibition features hundreds of photographs of Russian grandmasters such as Viktor Korchnoi, Anatoly Karpov and Gary Kasparov playing in major chess championships and friendly matches, accompanied by detailed commentary. Vintage match posters and chess sets are also on display, including 19th-century antiques and the first Soviet set, Gorod i Derevnya (“City and Town”). 


Two chess films will also be screened --. “Chess Fever,” a 1925 comedy by Vsevolod Pudovkin, follows a man whose love of chess causes him to miss his own wedding; it includes an appearance by chess legend Jose Raul Capablanca as himself and “Grandmaster,” a 1972 drama featuring Viktor Korchnoi, was removed from distribution after Korchnoi defected to the West. The museum provides chess sets for those inspired to play a match when they visit this unique exhibition! In June, grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik will face off against children for a mini-championship in the exhibition hall. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Anand, Gelfand Game 7 Moves at 2012 World Chess Championship; Israel's Gelfand Wins, Leads 4-3


Game 7 of World Chess Championship 2012
in Moscow between Viswanathan Anand
and Boris Gelfand. Photo: Fide.

Game 7 Result Gelfand-Anand: 1-0

Match Score Gelfand-Anand: 4.0-3.0

The seventh game proved to be the first decisive game of the Anand Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 in Moscow. The challenger seemed to have come prepared for Anand's Slav Defense that had stood by the world champion in previous games with Black in the world chess championship so far. The match is not over yet. The one question everyone has is how will reigning world chess champion Vishy Anand win back tomorrow?

Tomorrow, on May 21, Viswanathan Anand plays White Game 8 of the 2012 World Chess Match. Today, the 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov was the honoured guest at the match. 


The World Chess Championship 2012 is being staged in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, between the current World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India and the winner of the Candidates tournament Boris Gelfand of Israel. The match includes 12 games and lasts from May 11-30. The prize fund is US $2.55 million, the winner getting $1.53 million (60%), the loser $1,02 million (40%). You can check the complete world chess championship schedule and format here.


Replay Anand Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship Game 7 Moves with in chess game applet Chess King.



Kasparov Simul at 2012 Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship - Two Russian Kids Draw!

Legendary Gary Kasparov simul 2012 with children in Moscow after commenting on Game 6 at World Chess Championship Match. Photo: Fide.


After commenting Game 6 at Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012, legendary 13th World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov went down to the Chess Corner organised in the courtyard of the State Tretyakov Gallery’s Engineering Building, and held a simultaneous display with young chess players. 
The session on 14 boards lasted more than three hours and was quite intense – Kasparov confronted Russian and European champions in their age categories!

Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 - Complete Live Schedule, Game 7 Resumes May 20

Here is the complete schedule and format of the Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012. Live broadcast of the World Chess Match would resume on May 20 at the official website. (Click on the photo to go to the official website of the venue of the Anand Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 - Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow. This particular exhibit at the gallery is 'Moscow Patio' oil on canvas by Vasily Dmitriyevich Polenov.

Schedule for World Chess Championship Match 2012
Day Date Match event Time
Day 1 10 May Opening ceremony 19.00/20.00
Day 2 11 May Game  1 15.00
Commentators: Nigel Short, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 3 12 May Game  2 15.00
Commentators: Nigel Short, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 4 13 May Rest day
Day 5 14 May Game  3 15.00
Commentators: Jan Timman, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 6 15 May Game  4 15.00
Commentators: Jan Timman, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 7 16 May Rest day
Day 8 17 May Game  5 15.00
Commentators: Joel Lautier, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 9 18 May Game  6 15.00
Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 10 19 May Rest day
Day 11 20 May Game  7 15.00
Commentators: Peter Leko, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 12 21 May Game  8 15.00
Commentators: Peter Leko, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 13 22 May Rest day
Day 14 23 May Game  9 15.00
Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 15 24 May Game  10 15.00
Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 16 25 May Rest day
Day 17 26 May Game  11 15.00
Commentators: Vladimir Kramnik, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 18 27 May Rest day
Day 19 28 May Game  12 15.00
Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Day 20 29 May Rest day
Day 21 30 May Tie break 12.00


The closing ceremony shall take place on the day after the FWCM has been decided or one day thereafter.

Here are some fun posts at the B&W chess magazine website about the Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 that you might like to read:

Dream Chess Lineup for Any World Championship Format
Top 6 Reasons Why Anand, Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship Will be Fun
Top 5 Anand Gelfand 2012 Chess Jokes of World Chess Championship Special Chess Game: When 'a' File was Full 


You might also like to read:
Gary Kasparov Comments Anand Gelfand 2012 Game 6 at Moscow World Chess Championship

Friday, May 18, 2012

Gary Kasparov Press Conference Video Anand Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship (Missing video comments transcript updated)

Eugene Potemkin recorded this press conference at the Anand Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship in Moscow on May 18 during Game 6. As always it is worth hearing what legendary chess-player-turned politician has to say. A recording is also available at the official website.




Another video by popular Indian chess journalist Vijay Kumar.



Abridged transcript of press conference comments by Gary Kasparov at Anand Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship in Moscow via the official website: Click here

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