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Winning Chess Moves: Aronian vs Gelfand, 2008

Can you spot Grandmaster Levon Aronian’s winning chess move from his victory over Grandmaster Boris Gelfand at the 2008 FIDE Grand Prix in Sochi, Russia? White to move and win!

Anand-Gelfand 2012: Tie Break

In a few hours the world will know the winner of the 2012 FIDE World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand. Because the Anand-Gelfand match ended with both players achieving 6 points, a tie break match will now occur. The tie break rules for Anand-Gelfand 2012 are very simple. First Anand and Gelfand will play upContinue reading “Anand-Gelfand 2012: Tie Break”

Anand-Gelfand 2012: Game 12

In game 12 of the 2012 World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand, the reigning world champion caused excitement among his many fans by playing a rare opening line which left his opponent perplexed and with little time to discover the best path out of his troubles.  Gelfand responded by giving up two pawns to increase theContinue reading “Anand-Gelfand 2012: Game 12”

Anand-Gelfand 2012: The World Awaits Game 12

All eyes are on Moscow as Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand prepare to do battle one last time in this match at classical time controls. With the match tied at 5.5 a piece, Boris Gelfand has managed to silence his critics and stun the current World Champion Viswanathan Anand. For Anand, the comparisons between this match and his World Championship match againstContinue reading “Anand-Gelfand 2012: The World Awaits Game 12”

Anand-Gelfand 2012: The World Awaits Game 9

They were dancing in Tel Aviv after Anand confused himself to a loss in game 7 with moves like 7… b6 and 21… Ne4. A similar dance party took place in Mumbai when Gelfand tricked himself with 8… Bf6 and then blundered his queen with 14… Qf6 in game 8. It certainly seems that the contestants have been beating themselvesContinue reading “Anand-Gelfand 2012: The World Awaits Game 9”

Anand-Gelfand 2012: Game 7

Boris Gelfand wins! Want to know why Anand lost? Check out the best analysis of Anand-Gelfand game 7 below: (For ease of reading try pasting the text below into your favorite chess program.)   [Event “Anand-Gelfand World Chess Championship”] [Site “Moscow, Russia”] [Date “2012.05.20”] [Round “7”] [White “Boris Gelfand”] [Black “Viswanathan Anand”] [Result “1-0”] [ECOContinue reading “Anand-Gelfand 2012: Game 7”