Thursday, May 17, 2012

2012 WCC Anand v Gelfand round 5

Anand mixed things up a bit with 1.e4 and Gelfand chose a Sveshnikov Sicilian(B33).

The live coverage had a long break right when the game got interesting.

Anand emerged from the opening with a slight advantage due to the long term weakness of black's d6 pawn, but the pawn structure is even and there are opposite colored bishops. If the heavy pieces trade down, it will be another draw.

The commentators did not seem to hopeful when they came back from the break.

And a draw was agreed after 27.Qxa2

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