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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!
the link to the site
20 dollars says our game was more exciting, 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 today
thanks for the tip! I am going to check it out.
Nigel Short is one of the commentators at the site..I try to like him. lol
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?
Yes, there is immediate tension in the chess match in trying to tolerate Nigel Short. This could be a futile endeavor for me personally
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 title
It's a really neat position! On a side note, I love how I can do yoga while the game is going on
Shut up, Nigel!
something's gone wrong with Anands position....he seems to be in bailout mode
So, Houdini is evaluating the position after move #22 as -0.15, meaning even. They both have about 40 minutes left for seventeen moves
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
Thank you, Charlotte!
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.
I don't get it... Is there something I'm missing about Nigel Short?
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.
I just checkmated a guy in eight moves. I don't think it was Anand or Gelfand though.
i've been reading about why Gelfand is in the position he's in, how he became the challenger from the candidates. i think it could be a very close match this one, closer than most people seem to think it will be.
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