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The 2012 World Championship of Chess!

  • #1

    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!

  • #2

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

    the link to the site 

  • #3
    chrisr2212 wrote:

    20 dollars says our game was more exciting, trysts

    Ha! Laughing

  • #4

    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

  • #5

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

     

    *brews coffee*

  • #6

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

  • #7

    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?

  • #8

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

  • #9
    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

  • #10

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

  • #11

    Shut up, Nigel!Sealed

  • #12

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

  • #13

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

  • #14

    Thank you, Charlotte!Laughing

  • #15

    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

  • #16
    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?

  • #17

    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.

  • #18

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

  • #19

                                  GAME TWO

     Good morning! The second game of the world chess championship is about to get underway. Tea today, coffee is a bit too strong for me this morning. I've got my board all set up, and I'm surrounded by a bunch of pillows. It looks like another lovely day, so I'll probably move to the yard at about nine. 

    @DaBigOne: I personally, am not a fan of Nigel Short because of the obituary, the handshake that didn't happen, and his overall smugness.

    @woodshover: Could have been Aronian!

    @Charlotte: I agree.

    My impressions of yesterday's game was more about how things looked. Like, they look like they're playing in a glass encaged room at the U.N. building. They both look like 40 year old grandmasters. I am pretty sure that's how I pictured grandmasters to look like, or if they had long beards. Gelfand plays with his nose a lot. Anand is near expressionless. 

    We're a few minutes away from the start now, and I'm going to favor Gelfand to win today's gameWink

  • #20

    We have the Semi-Slav! I've played through many games with this opening, but I don't recall playing it myself.

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