Anand v Kramnik Showdown Approaches

Anand v Kramnik Showdown Approaches

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Sep 22, 2008, 12:32 PM |
41 | Chess Event Coverage

As I write this sentence there are 21 days, 19 hours, 6 minutes and 49 seconds left until the World Chess Championship showdown between Viswanathan Anand (pictured) of India and Vladimir Kramnik of Russia starts in Bonn.  I know this because the clock on the official site is helpfully counting down the time!

So who, in the popular parlance of the Chess.com forums, will get served? Smile

Both players have had distinctly poor warm-up events for the championship by their own high standards, but none of that will matter one iota once the clock is started on the 14th October at 15:00 hours local time and battle begins.

Look out for more previews here at Chess.com before the match starts, but in the meantime here is a rapid game between our two protagonists from the Amber tournament in Monaco earlier this year.  The unstoppable force of Anand's kingside attack meets the immoveable object of Kramnik's doughty defence.

Also, see below a brief introductory video featuring the players.

Exciting times ahead!  Who do you want to win?  Who do you think will win?  What will the score be?  Have your two cents here...

 

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