Annotations by GM Sam Shankland
The drama reached fever-pitch in round 12 of the London Candidates Tournament today, as the event neared its final stages. It was a fantastic round where the result of the two crucial games was unclear until the ... | Read More
The final game of the world chess championship match between Vishy Anand and his challenger Boris Gelfand has ended in a draw, so the destiny of the title will be decided by tie-break games on Wednesday.
The opening followed the same path as game... | Read More
Boris Gelfand failed to make any headway in game 11 of his world title challenge match against Vishy Anand.
Anand chose the Nimzo-Indian once again, and surprised Gelfand with the rare move 8...Bd7. Gelfand fell deep into thought, taking nearly... | Read More
Vishy Anand opted for 1.e4 for his penultimate turn with the white pieces, and Gelfand once again replied with 1...c5.
This time the champion avoided the Sveshnikov by choosing 3.Bb5, but Gelfand proved to be just as well prepared in this variati... | Read More
Game 9 of the 2012 World Chess Championship was the longest of the match so far, and Boris Gelfand was better for the majority of the game.
The challenger stuck to 1.d4 and this time the champion switched to the Nimzo-Indian defence. No Slav toda... | Read More