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Monday, May 14, 2012

World Championship 2012 Third Round

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It was a dramatic battle of the thrid game of the World Championship 2012, Moscow that ended in a draw.

When Anand Played his 11th move h5 to open the h-file closure to the Black's King it felt that Anand is going to launch a serious attack. The israeli chanllenger replied to lead a trouble for Black and Anand started brooding over that why Gelfand is playing such a dubious line so quickly and confidently. On 19th move Black sacrificed his pawn on d4-square and now he was trying to find compensation for his sacrificed pawn and White is trying to hold onto his pawn. On 25th move The Indian World Champion brought out his passive rook on h4-square and into the play and took control of the game. Boris said tha,"I was trying to take the pawn and equalise but I underestimated a few of his moves." The main danger for Anand in attempting to shepherd his extra pawn to victory was that he had only 10 minutes left for the final 10 moves of the time control.


The draw leaves the score at 1.5-1.5 and is a significant psychological blow for the world champion.
(4) V. Anand - B. Gelfand,Moscow [D70]
World Chess Championship, 14.05.2012
[chessfunda.com]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nb6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Be3 0-0 8.Qd2 e5 9.d5
c6 10.h4 cxd5 11.exd5 N8d7 12.h5 Nf6 13.hxg6 fxg6 14.0-0-0 Bd7 15.Kb1 Rc8
16.Ka1 e4 Diagram

XABCDEFGHY
8-+rwq-trk+(
7zpp+l+-vlp'
6-sn-+-snp+&
5+-+P+-+-%
4-+-+p+-+$
3+-sN-vLP+-#
2PzP-wQ-+P+"
1mK-+R+LsNR!
xabcdefghy

17.Bd4 Anand choosing the safest move. [17.fxe4 Re8 18.Nf3 Nxe4 19.Nxe4 Rxe4
20.Rxh7 Qf6 21.Rxg7+ Qxg7 22.Bd4 Rxd4 23.Nxd4 Nxd5] 17...Na4 18.Nge2 Qa5
19.Nxe4 Diagram

XABCDEFGHY
8-+r+-trk+(
7zpp+l+-vlp'
6-+-+-snp+&
5wq-+P+-+-%
4n+-vLN+-+$
3+-+-+P+-#
2PzP-wQN+P+"
1mK-+R+L+R!
xabcdefghy

19...Qxd2 [19...Qxd5 20.Nxf6+ Bxf6 21.Bxf6 Qxd2 22.Rxd2 Bb5 23.Bh4] 20.Nxf6+ Rxf6
[20...Bxf6 21.Rxd2 Bxd4 22.Rxd4 Rc7 23.d6 Rc5] 21.Rxd2 Rf5 22.Bxg7 Kxg7 Black
can play Nb6 to attack the pawn on d5-square.  23.d6 Rfc5 [23...Nb6 24.Nc3 Rd5
25.Rxd5 Nxd5 26.Rh4 Re8 27.Bd3 Re1+ 28.Nb1 Rd1 29.Bc2 Rc1 30.Bd3] 24.Rd1 a5
Diagram

XABCDEFGHY
8-+r+-+-+(
7+p+l+-mkp'
6-+-zP-+p+&
5zp-tr-+-+-%
4n+-+-+-+$
3+-+-+P+-#
2PzP-+N+P+"
1mK-+R+L+R!
xabcdefghy

25.Rh4 White finally brought its passive Rook into play and Now Black will have to be
more caucious. 25...Rc2 26.b3 Nb2 27.Rb1 Nd3 28.Nd4 Rd2 29.Bxd3 Rxd3 30.Re1
Rd2 31.Kb1 Bf5+ 32.Nxf5+ gxf5 33.Re7+ Kg6 34.Rc7 ½-½