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World Championship – Anand v Gelfand

Vishy Anand of India retained his world title by defeating Boris Gelfand of Israel 2.5-1.5 in the tie-break after the initial series of 12 games had finished 6-6.

Preview: The opening ceremony for the world chess championship match will be held in Moscow on 10 May 2012. The ceremony will mark the start of the three-week match. During the opening ceremony, which will be held in the Mikhail Vrubel Hall of the State Tretyakov Gallery, it will be determined which of the match participants will play white during the first game. The drawing procedure will be conducted by the event’s Chief Arbiter, Ashot Vardapetyan. The ceremony will conclude with a concert by pianist Denis Matsuev and other young Russian musicians. The first game of the match will begin at 3.00 p.m. on 11 May.

http://moscow2012.fide.com/en/ - official site

The $2.5m World Chess Championship match (moscow2012.fide.com) between holder Vishy Anand (India) and Boris Gelfand (Israel) starts on Friday in Moscow. The match continues until May 30 and is contested over 12 games with speed tie-breaks if required. The pre-match head to head stats, 6-5 to Anand with 26 draws, suggest a closer contest than Gelfand’s current ranking of world no.20 might indicate. Neither are young men by modern standards with Anand born 1969 and Gelfand 1968.

Schedule
•May 10, 2012 Opening Ceremony
•May 11, 2012 Game 1
•May 12, 2012 Game 2
•May 13, 2012 Rest day
•May 14, 2012 Game 3
•May 15, 2012 Game 4
•May 16, 2012 Rest day
•May 17, 2012 Game 5
•May 18, 2012 Game 6
•May 19, 2012 Rest day
•May 20, 2012 Game 7
•May 21, 2012 Game 8
•May 22, 2012 Rest day
•May 23, 2012 Game 9
•May 24, 2012 Game 10
•May 25, 2012 Rest day
•May 26, 2012 Game 11
•May 27, 2012 Rest day
•May 28, 2012 Game 12
•May 29, 2012 Rest day
•May 30, 2012 Tiebreak games
•May 31, 2012 Closing Ceremony

 

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Posted on: 31-05-2012
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