The 2012 World Championship of Chess!

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!

_IronButterfly_

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

the link to the site 

trysts
chrisr2212 wrote:

20 dollars says our game was more exciting, trysts

Ha! Laughing

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

ElKitch

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

 

*brews coffee*

_IronButterfly_

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

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?

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

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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

trysts

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

Gichigami

Shut up, Nigel!Sealed

CerebralAssassin

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

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

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

trysts

Thank you, Charlotte!Laughing

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

atarw
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?

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.

Conflagration_Planet

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

Charlotte

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.