A Terrific Tussle In Kazan

A Terrific Tussle In Kazan

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
May 20, 2011, 11:53 AM |
19 | Chess Event Coverage

The second game of the Candidates Final in Kazan was rich with complications, sacrifices and material imbalances.

Once again Alexander Grischuk came very close to winning, but excellent defence under pressure saved the day for Gelfand.

Will Grischuk regret his missed chances in the first two games, or is his breakthrough now just a matter of time?

The third match game starts on Saturday 21 May at 3pm in Kazan (11:00 UTC, 07:00 Eastern).  Live coverage is available at the official website, and live video of the games is available here (with Russian commentary).

Under pressure? Gelfand is on the back foot in the final

Gelfand-official photo.jpg

 

 

 Name  Nat Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total 
 Grischuk, Alexander  RUS 2747 ½ ½ . . . . 1
 Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2733 ½ ½ . . . . 1

 

Picture from the official website.

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