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  1. 25 May '11 13:45 / 1 edit
    So far we are here. Black to play.


    Black has burnt his boats with Ra8-a5-h5.

    Game on. This won't end in a draw.
    (unless it's a sac-sac perpetual....says greenpawn covering his bet.)

    I'm watching it on here:

    http://kazan2011.fide.com/live-games.html
  2. 25 May '11 14:23
    Very interesting game! Draw indeed not the likely result...

    I'm so pleased it's not another English - does anyone apart from me find 1. c4 tedious in the extreme?
  3. 25 May '11 14:30 / 1 edit
    here White to play


    He played 26.Rdc1.

    I was looking at 26.Rg1 with ideas of later saccing the Queen with Rxh5.
    That B2 Bishop is hitting some juicy black squares.

    1.c4 came be tedious - but in the hands of an imaginative player....
    It's the same with every opening.

    Gelfand has 22 minutes left - Grichuk 5.45
  4. 25 May '11 14:56 / 1 edit
    It's over - entralling. Gelfand wins.

    Final postion.


    Complete game.

    Gelfand- Grischuk Game 6

  5. 25 May '11 15:10
    Why didn't Grischuk want to try 19...Bxh4?
  6. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    25 May '11 16:09
    Anand v. Gelfand in 2012

    Now that isn't going to happen, is it? Who'll stump up £1 mill, or $1 mill, or €1 mill, or even one million bottle tops for that match?

    Lend Anand v. Angus McArlson - in London, with the Olympics. That's more like it!
  7. 25 May '11 16:34
    Israel might take it on. If not they can come round my house and play.

    I'd like to to see it take place in Geneva. Then I could write;

    Gelfand and Anand are shaking hands in Switzerland.
  8. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    25 May '11 16:38
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Israel might take it on. If not they can come round my house and play.

    I'd like to to see it take place in Geneva. Then I could write;

    Gelfand and Anand are shaking hands in Switzerland.
    gelf and and an and.

    finally something happened, grischuk crashed in flames.
  9. 25 May '11 16:44
    It's Switzerland for me. The could go out together for some sea food.

    Boris and Vishy having a fishy dishy in Swiss Miss Dizzy's Shrimp Shop.
  10. 25 May '11 17:03
    Originally posted by wormwood
    gelf and and an and.

    finally something happened, grischuk crashed in flames.
    I'm glad his strategy of getting to a championship match by blitz play didn't work.
  11. 25 May '11 18:24
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I'd like to to see it take place in Geneva. Then I could write;

    Gelfand and Anand are shaking hands in Switzerland.
    Why not in England? Even more assonance, and it means there will be something interesting happening there next year.

    Richard
  12. 25 May '11 21:12
    Grischuk came as underdog into the matches.
    Grischuk planned to draw all regular games.
    Grischuk planned to win all tiebreaks in blitz.

    He almost completed the mission but in the end:
    Grischuk failed.
  13. 25 May '11 21:29
    Originally posted by watchyourbackrank
    Grischuk came as underdog into the matches.
    Grischuk planned to draw all regular games.
    Grischuk planned to win all tiebreaks in blitz.

    He almost completed the mission but in the end:
    Grischuk failed.
    They should abondon these blitz tiebreaks ... this is classical chess ... not blitz.

    I'm looking forward to the Anand-Gelfand match.
  14. 25 May '11 21:46
    Wow!!!! What a match. Gelfand kept his nerves calm and got the full point. I can't wait to read the interview that I'm sure will appear in NIC (New In Chess).

    I thought for sure it would be blitz for the victory after the 18 move draw followed by another draw in game five.

    Gelfand has earned his shot at the title. Are you guys sure it was Grishuck's plan to draw and then win on blitz games?

    Congrats to Gelfand and good chess to him when he squares off against the champ.
  15. 26 May '11 00:12
    Originally posted by atticus2
    Anand v. Gelfand in 2012

    Now that isn't going to happen, is it? Who'll stump up £1 mill, or $1 mill, or €1 mill, or even one million bottle tops for that match?

    Lend Anand v. Angus McArlson - in London, with the Olympics. That's more like it!
    Maybe a rich Israeli? There are a few.