Saturday, 26 May 2012

2012 World Championship - Game 11 drawn

Game 11 of the 2012 World Championship has just been drawn. The main point of interest was Gelfand's clock management, as in the final position he had around 15 minutes to play 15 moves. Nonetheless Anand decided not to play on his opponents time trouble, and offered a draw.
This means that Anand takes the White pieces into the final game, which should give him a slight edge. However Anand has been unable to find any holes in Gelfand's opening preparation ( including game 8), so having the first move may lead to nothing more than equality. If Game 12 (which will be held on Monday) is drawn, then it is off to the playoffs to decide the match.

No comments: