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The 2012 World Championship of Chess!


  • 24 months ago · Quote · #1

    trysts

    Okay, we're a couple minutes away from the first move of the first game between World Chess Champion Anand and his challenger Gelfand! My coffee is done brewing, and toast is on it's way. Very exciting!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #2

    _IronButterfly_

    http://moscow2012.fide.com/en/

    the link to the site 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #3

    trysts

    chrisr2212 wrote:

    20 dollars says our game was more exciting, trysts

    Ha! Laughing

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #4

    trysts

    To anyone who reads and/or comments in this thread, thank you. I am very excited about this match. I will give my own impressions of it whenever I feel like it, and I hope y'all do the same! 

    We are watching the Gruenfeld defence. I like the few times I've played that defence lately. So this is a world class lesson todaySmile

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #5

    ElKitch

    thanks for the tip! I am going to check it out.

     

    *brews coffee*

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #6

    _IronButterfly_

    Nigel Short is one of the commentators at the site..I try to like him. lol 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #7

    ElKitch

    A stupid question: is this the final?

    Or do the two best players get chosen to play?

    I thought I read something about Gelfand challenging Anand?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #8

    trysts

    Yes, there is immediate tension in the chess match in trying  to tolerate Nigel Short. This could be a futile endeavor for me personallyLaughing

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #9

    trysts

    dekaleaas wrote:

    A stupid question: is this the final?

    Or do the two best players get chosen to play?

    I thought I read something about Gelfand challenging Anand?

    Anand is the reigning world champion, and last year, eight of the world's best players played a Candidates tournament to decide who gets the right to play Anand for the titleSmile

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #10

    trysts

    It's a really neat position! On a side note, I love how I can do yoga while the game is going onSmile

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #11

    Gichigami

    Shut up, Nigel!Sealed

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #12

    CerebralAssassin

    something's gone wrong with Anands position....he seems to be in bailout mode

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #13

    trysts

    So, Houdini is evaluating the position after move #22 as -0.15, meaning even. They both have about 40 minutes left for seventeen movesWink

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #14

    Charlotte

    Schedule for World Chess Championship Match

    DayDateMatch eventTime
    Day 1 10 May Opening ceremony 19.00/20.00
    Day 2 11 May Game  1 15.00
    Commentators: Nigel Short, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 3 12 May Game  2 15.00
    Commentators: Nigel Short, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 4 13 May Rest day  
    Day 5 14 May Game  3 15.00
    Commentators: Jan Timman, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 6 15 May Game  4 15.00
    Commentators: Jan Timman, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 7 16 May Rest day  
    Day 8 17 May Game  5 15.00
    Commentators: Joel Lautier, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 9 18 May Game  6 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 10 19 May Rest day  
    Day 11 20 May Game  7 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Leko, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 12 21 May Game  8 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Leko, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 13 22 May Rest day  
    Day 14 23 May Game  9 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 15 24 May Game  10 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 16 25 May Rest day  
    Day 17 26 May Game  11 15.00
    Commentators: Vladimir Kramnik, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 18 27 May Rest day  
    Day 19 28 May Game  12 15.00
    Commentators: Peter Svidler, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
    Day 20 29 May Rest day  
    Day 21 30 May Tie break 12.00

     

    The closing ceremony shall take place on the day after the FWCM has been decided or one day thereafter.

    only one more appearance by Nigel Short Laughing

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #15

    trysts

    Thank you, Charlotte!Laughing

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #16

    trysts

    Well! It looks like we have a draw. So the match is tied: 0.5 - 0.5. Tomorrow's game will start at the same time, with Boris Gelfand having the white pieces.Smile

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #17

    ChristianSoldier007

    fun game!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #18

    DaBigOne

    trysts wrote:

    Yes, there is immediate tension in the chess match in trying  to tolerate Nigel Short. This could be a futile endeavor for me personally

    I don't get it... Is there something I'm missing about Nigel Short?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #19

    jesterville

    I thought the first game was great. Clearly, Gelfand came well prepared...and I thought Anand looked like he forgot his preparation there at the beginning. It was an open sharp game with lots of complications...a draw was a fair result.

    I could not handle Nigel Short, he looked unprepared, and his commentary was crap...plus the analysis board was so small, even with the full screen.

    Anyways...lets hope tomorrow will be an improvement...can't wait.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #20

    Conflagration_Planet

    I just checkmated a guy in eight moves. I don't think it was Anand or Gelfand though.


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