Thursday, May 26, 2011

2011 FIDE Candidates Matches Final : Boris Gelfand in an unexpected victory! To challenge Anand for the World Championship

With both players contented to draw all the six standard games and fight it out in the Rapid tie breaker. Boris Gelfand accidentally found a novelty in their Gruenfeld game that lead to a brilliant victory in game six to win the final match 3.5 : 2.5  and the right to challenge World Champion Viswanathan Anand of India next year.

Game 1  A. Grischuk            vs   B. Gelfand         draw   QGD  49 moves
Game 2  B. Gelfand              vs   A. Grischuk       draw    English  58 moves
Game 3  A.Grischuk             vs   B.Gelfand          draw   QGD  14 moves
Game 4  B.Gelfand               vs   A.Grischuk        draw    English  18 moves
Game 5  A.Grischuk             vs   B.Gelfand          draw    QGD  39 moves
Game 6  B.Gelfand               vs   A.Grischuk        1 :  0    Gruenfeld 35 moves

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