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Game 8 Shocker: Anand Wins in 17 Moves to Draw Even

By May 21, 2012

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If Boris Gelfand had any momentum after winning Game 7 of the World Chess Championship, it's all gone now. In a King's Indian Defense, Gelfand made a tactical error that resulted in getting his queen trapped, causing him to resign on the 17th move. Gelfand missed a knight sacrifice that he could have played rather than resigning, but it was very difficult to find, and the resulting position was either dead lost or close to it anyway.

What a strange twist to what is quickly becoming a fascinating World Championship! With the match again tied 4-4 and just four games to play, the onus will now be on Gelfand to show that he can recover from today's terrible loss. I'll be sure to make another post with analysis later today.


May 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm
(1) David Ball says:

Thanks for the news. I can understand that you need to wait for analysis, but WHERE’S THE GAME?

May 22, 2012 at 9:29 am
(2) Mayuram V.Sankaran says:

Is it not possible for a chess lover to identify with a brown-skinned world chess champion? For underneath the skin, it is a human being after all!

May 28, 2012 at 2:53 pm
(3) Leopold says:

Where do I find the game???

May 29, 2012 at 4:33 am
(4) Mayuram V.Sankaran says:

You will find the present FIDE World Championship games on ‘YouTube’!

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