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Monday, May 21, 2012

Anand's 'Sweet 17' Date with Gelfand at World Chess Championship 2012; Game 8 Moves

One game at a time, and one move at a time was all reigning world chess champion India's Viswanathan Anand needed on Monday at the 2012 World Chess Championship against challenger Israel's Boris Gelfand. Gelfand was possibly all nerves as he blundered away is Queen. It was a trifle unfortunate for the Israel grandmaster who has been in super form lately. But then, chess is a cruel game. Tuesday, May 22, is a rest day. The match is alive and it's still way to go. Game 9 of the championship match will resume on Wednesday, May 23, and you can stay tuned at the official website for the live broadcast of the game. Gelfand will play White in the ninth chess game of the match. We hope to see you back at the B&W Chess Mag website for our fun posts on the Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship 2012 Match. You can check the Game 8 moves in our Chess King applet.

World Chess Championship 2012 Anand, Gelfand 2012 Game 8 - Come on Lightning Kid Strike Back!

Heartbreak Loss for Indian Chess Fans - Why We Cannot See Vishy Anand Lose 
The Indian subcontinent is a cricket-crazy region. Compared to cricket fans, chess might just be followed by only 1% of the total number of fans of both sports. Yet, we never seem to recover from an Anand loss as we recover from a cricket loss. Reasons? We thought about it... 
- Viswanathan Anand is not just a world champion but a personification of hope in India. He signifies an intellectual self-confidence for fans and, like Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, he is unassuming. He makes that ordinary player on the street feel as if anything is possible at the highest level. If Anand could do it, possibly every one of us can.
- He has inspired not just one but at least two generations of chess players and continues to do so.
- His calm and quiet demeanour makes you feel vindicated in a flashy world. You could be down to earth and still become the best. - Like Israel's Boris Gelfand - the challenger himself said the other day - it's not your rating or the number of facebook friends you have that matters!
- The hard work that goes into Viswanathan Anand's deep preparation and understanding of the chessboard is inspiring.
- We are a god-worshipping country. We have a pantheon of gods for every aspect of life! (Including chess). We cannot see our gods with cracked feet. It's not part of our psyche.

Taking nothing away from challenger Israel's Boris Gelfand who holds forth as one of the best in the chess world in his own right, we cannot but say, 'Come on Lightning Kid, Strike Back!'

Anand plays White in Game 8. In the remaining five games, Anand has three Whites and Two Blacks. Stay tuned for the live broadcast of Game 8 in the Anand, Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship in Moscow via the official website in less than half an hour!

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

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Dream Chess Lineup for Any World Championship Format

Saturday May 19 is rest day at the Anand Gelfand 2012 world chess championship being played in Moscow. Here is a fun post for the rest day. Maybe, if there were a chess tournament to decide the strongest chess player in the world, we could invite a dream line-up. No statistics whether this is a recommended format or something. This is just a fun idea. Of course, we are leaving out Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand because they are already playing. You might imagine the chess we would witness as fans if such a tournament were to take place!


Dream Chess Lineup for Any World Championship Tournament

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kasparov Comments Anand Gelfand 2012 Game 6 at Moscow World Chess Championship - Anand, Gelfand Remarks Updated

Gary Kasparov was in the Anand Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship commentary room on Friday in Moscow during the sixth game. Of course you could view the complete recording of the live broadcast of the Anand Gelfand Match 6 at the official website. (Photo: Fide)

Here are excerpts of all the Gary Kasparov comments made during Game 6 with commentators GM Peter Svidler and New in Chess editor Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam.

Click to read Gary Kasparov Anand Gelfand 2012 Game 6 Comments compiled by B&W.

World Chess Championship 2012 - Replay Drawn Game 6 Moves with Chess King

Game 6 of World Chess Championship 2012 in
Moscow between Viswanathan Anand
and Boris Gelfand about to begin. Photo: Fide.


Game 5 Result: 1/2-1/2
Anand-Gelfand Match Score: 3.0-3.0

The sixth game and the same result. Anand and Gelfand once again played the Slav Defence. This time the challenger opted for the variation 6.Qc2 instead of 6.b3. The game developed further on quietly: Black got an isolated pawn in the centre, but it was compensated for by a somewhat passive position of the white pieces. Soon the d5-pawn was exchanged and the position simplified. By move 25 each side had a rook and a bishop of the same colour remaining on the board. The resulting endgame was estimated as drawn and four moves later the contenders agreed to a draw. The match score is equal: 3-3. Tomorrow, on 19 May, the opponents have a rest day. The seventh game will be played on Sunday, 20 May. Boris Gelfand will play White.

Today Garry Kasparov, the 13th world champion, was the honoured guest at the match. At the press conference, Garry readily answered many questions from the journalists in great detail. Then he joined first the English-speaking commentators, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam and Peter Svilder, and after that the Russian-speaking commentators, Ilya Smirin and Alexander Grischuk, and took part in analyzing the game. Later Kasparov went down to the chess courtyard where he played a simul against young talented Russian chess players.


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