Friday, 24 October 2008

2008 WCC - Game 7

Kramnik finally stopped the rot with a draw in game 7. The opening was a Queens Gambit Slav, which Kramnik had used in his 2006 match against Topalov. Anand (white) attempted to enliven the game with a pawn sacrifice on move 10, but Kramnik declined the offer. The queenless middle game saw a battle between bishop and knight (even with the rooks still on the board) but by move 35 all the pieces came off the board and a draw was agreed.
The result moves Anand half a point nearer to winning the match and he now leads the 12 game series 5-2.

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