Gelfand Cruises Into Final

Gelfand Cruises Into Final

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Dec 7, 2009, 11:11 AM |
22 | Chess Event Coverage

Top seed Boris Gelfand (pictured) made qualifying for the final of the 2009 World Cup look easy by beating Sergey Karjakin again to win their match 2-0.

Needing a win with the black pieces, Karjakin tried desperately to complicate matters, but instead of avoiding the sharp tactics Gelfand embraced them, and proceeded to crush Karjakin with another beautiful attack.  Bravo!

The Ponomariov versus Malakhov game was certainly interesting, but seemed to end rather prematurely with a draw.  So Gelfand will have a rest day tomorrow while he waits to find out who he faces in the final.

Karjakin versus Gelfand.  Picture from the official site.

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