Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Two more draws in the 2012 World Championship Match

The 2012 World Championship Match between Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand is tied 2-2, after games 3 & 4 were drawn. Of the 4 drawn games played so far, game 3 is probably the most interesting, given Anand's choice of  3.f3 as an anti-Gruenfeld system. Of course Gelfand could have transposed into a Kings Indian but stuck with 3. ... d5. With Anand then trying a bit of a hack down the h file, the game had a degree of excitement for most of it's duration. However an inaccurate move from Anand while short of time allowed Gelfand to reach a drawn position, with two rooks on the 7th rank.
Game 4 was a little more familiar, with Gelfand not getting much against Anand's Semi-Slav system, and once again a liquidated centre followed by the exchange of most of the pieces resulted in another draw.

Anand,Viswanathan (2799) - Gelfand,Boris (2739) [D70]
WCh 2012 Moscow (3), 14.05.2012

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gelfand proposed the following in the post match press conference: instead of 34. Rc7; 34.d7 Rcc2 35.Rc4 Rb2+ 36.Kc1 Rxa2 37.Rc8 Rf2 38.Re6+ Kf7 39.Rf6+ Kg7 40.Rg8+ with a winning position for Anand. Though at move 34 Anand had close to 10mins on his clock to make the next time control (move 40)