Anand vs Gelfand

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  1. trackwhack

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    Last August we witnessed Koneru Humpy going down to Hou Yifan in the Womens world Championship. Tomorrow starts the real deal - Vishy Anand versus Boris Gelfand. 12 games being played in the famous Tetryakov gallery in Moscow that hosts thousands of priceless Russian art.

    Video of the opening ceremony. At 20:46 the national anthem plays :)

    ChessBase.com - Chess News - World Championship – Opening ceremony, Anand has white
     
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    I'm beside Anand. I like his game-style, and think the best chessplayer after Kasparov, words of own Kasparov.

    I met Vishy when he had been here in my city on last year - São Paulo, Brazil - to play the São Paulo/Bilbao Grand Slam Tournment. He is a good person, gave me autographs and take photos with me. :thumb:
     
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    Wow, excellent. Can you please post those photos if you dont mind? :)
     
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    Btw, if someone wants to follow the games online, here is the link.

    ChessBomb / Chessdom Live Arena

    Just click Anand-Gelfand 2012 from the list on the right.

    Starts 4.30 PM IST / 7.00 AM EST
     
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    2 games 2 draws.

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    I think are lacking a bit of aggressivity to both players, because this two games were two boring draws

    How I do to post my pics of Anand?
     
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    Upload the pic on any image hosting website and use the insert image button to enter the link address.

    The first game was not boring, it was quite nice. The second one lost steam very early.
     
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    Ok, but my pics are saved in my comp, not in a image website.
     
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    4 games, 4 draws. game 3 was nice but ... :bored:

    IBSA, upload it on tinypic. put the link here
     
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    So after six draws the deadlock is broken. Gelfand wins his first game. 5 games to go and it will be difficult for Anand to comeback now.
     
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    Oh, what a stunning reply from Anand. He crushed Gelfand in 17 moves in game 8. The score is even again at 4-4 with 4 games to go. Amazing game today.
     
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    This might be the record for victory in minimum moves(17)...
     
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    Vishy speaking at the openness ceremony of São Paulo/Bilbao Tournment
     
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    tanx trackwhack

    I hope you like it
     
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    at the end of the day many including vishy said it was a blunder, but my point is that black was in a tough spot anyway .. so credit to him for having pushed gelfand into a blunder. but yes 17 moves is a record for Wch matches.

    IBSA, nice pic of Anand there. lucky you got to meet him.
     
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    btw, score tied at 4.5 each after 9 games. tomorrow anand plays white.

    today was a very nice draw and a lesson in theory.
     
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    Anand "playing" against Gilberto Kassab, São Paulo's City Mayor.

    But this game was not serious. It was just to shows for TV's cameras the "intelectuality" of our mayor. However, he don't knows play chess. He make impossible moves in this short 'game', and Anand smiled of him even. When cameras had been put in off, Kassab stopped the game. :laugh:
     
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    From left to right: Hikaru Nakamura, Vassily Ivanchuk, Magnus Carlsen, Mayor Gilberto Kassab, and Viswanathan Anand.

    Had disputed also the tournament, Levon Aronian and Francisco Vallejo Pons, those don't appearing on the pic.
     
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    Another draw. 5 each after 10 games.
     
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    India vs Israel for the championship of the ultimate gentlemen sport how fitting

    good luck for both player and may the best men win
     

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