Image: Susan Polgar chess blog – image edited
Anand and Gelfand – image: chessdom
Anand – image: Anastasia Karlovich
It’s again time for the FIDE World Chess Championship – this time Anand vs Gelfand at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Follow the link of the official site to read more.The prize fund is 2.55 million US Dollars. The winner gets $1,530,000 (60%) and the loser $1,020,000 (40%)
Official site: Chess FIDE Moscow
This is the second entry on my blog, on THIS LINK you can follow the first 6 games – with some chess graphics too. Six games have been played. Six draws. Is it Anand’s tactic, is he warming up? What about a prediction: 6 more draws within the next week.
Game 7 – move 8
Game 7 – Anand explained where his ‘mistake’ was – the Bishop on C8!- which he lost
Game 7 moves – [grrr for the Houdine comments in the PGN-file too- I tried to remove it neatly]
Click HERE to play through game 7. The link will open in a new window.
Anand during the interview after Game 7 – explaining his Bishop-mistake +My opinion about move 26: unnecessary lost of his Knight on E4 too.
Game 8 Anand vs Gelfand 1-0
Game 10 Anand vs Gelfand – 1/2-1/2
Game 10 moves
Countdown starting – game 11
Anand – Gelfand – taking their positions
Game 11 Gelfand vs Anand – move 16
Anand – game 11
Game 11 – Gelfand
Game 11 – draw agreed
Game 11 Gelfand vs Anand – 1/2 – 1/2
Game 12 – Anand vs Gelfand 1/2-1/2
Standings: Anand 6 – Gelfand 6. Now – for the tie break on Wednesday! Still crossing my fingers for Anand!