Friday, May 11, 2012

2012 WCC Anand v Gelfand round 1

Anand got white for the first game which was a rather quick draw in 24 moves in a Grunfeld exchange.

The final position looks pretty equal. By my database, Anand introduced a new move with 12.O-O in a rare variation that heretofore had been good for black. After a few natural moves, Gelfand may have kicked Anand out of his preparation with 14...Ra7. When I got online (late) the game was in move 19, and Anand was thinking heavily.

I got on in time to caught part of the commentary between Short and Karjakin from the official site. The broadcast is now in the archives on that site

I want to get on earlier tomorrow.

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