World Championship: first game drawn (update)

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Update: press conference video added The first game of the 2008 World Championship Match between Vladimir Kramnik with White against Viswanathan Anand with Black has ended in a draw. We have photos and the game with comments - a video with the press conference will follow later.

After some technical problems during the day, for which we apologize, ChessVibes seems to be functioning normal again. So let's have a look at that first game now!


About fifteen minutes before the game - all is set...


...including chairs, board, pieces and sponsor logos...


...and after the players have arrived, they have to wait for a few minutes...


...until the VIPs have arrived to make the first move.

Today's first round started with the national anthems for India, Russia and then FIDE's own anthem, after which the first move was made together by Honorary President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes and Werner M?ɬºller, chairman of the board of Evonik Industries.


And then, after waiting for so long, the match has finally started!


In a beautiful setting - the theater room of the Art & Exhibition Hall in Bonn, Germany

Here's the first game with comments by IM Merijn van Delft, who has arrived in Bonn as well for ChessVibes, to cover the first two rounds.

Name Nat. Rtg
G01 14/10
G02 15/10
G03 17/10
G04 18/10
G06 21/10
G07 23/10
G08 24/10
G09 26/10
G10 27/10
G11 29/10
G12 31/10
Anand IND 2783
Kramnik RUS 2772


The players with GM Klaus Bischoff at the press conference

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