2012 FIDE World Chess Championship

Scott Tortorice

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I forgot that this is just around the corner - just 14 days to go!

http://moscow2012.fide.com/en/

Who do you favor, Anand or Gelfand? I'm sticking with Anand.

Here's a vid interview with Gelfand (English begins around 1:06):

[video=youtube;-mbg1Y1XgOI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mbg1Y1XgOI&feature=colike[/video]
 

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I've read some articles/interviews on Gelfand. I like the guy.

Interesting (& good) game analysis video. I'm with Gelfand. Glad he got the draw as black.
 

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Good little story here too.

"Off the board, the return of a World Championships match has evoked great interest. The 400-odd seats at the Tretyakov Gallery have all been filled on both days. In fact, some spectators have been kind enough to offer their seats to other waiting in the lobby for a while. And for those wanting to listen to the commentary, there is a headset, which relays commentary in both English and Russian by well known Grandmasters."

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-chess-championships-viswanathan-anand-vs-boris-gelfand/1/188711.html

Oh, and i didnt realise it was being played in Moscow. For some reason, i'm happy about that.
 

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Good little story here too.

"Off the board, the return of a World Championships match has evoked great interest. The 400-odd seats at the Tretyakov Gallery have all been filled on both days. In fact, some spectators have been kind enough to offer their seats to other waiting in the lobby for a while. And for those wanting to listen to the commentary, there is a headset, which relays commentary in both English and Russian by well known Grandmasters."

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/world-chess-championships-viswanathan-anand-vs-boris-gelfand/1/188711.html

Oh, and i didnt realise it was being played in Moscow. For some reason, i'm happy about that.
That was a good article. Chess does seem to be enjoying a renaissance. I think the internet has been a boon for it.

To be honest, I forgot all about the championship! Argh!

Still a draw I see at 2.5 / 2.5
 

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They'll be bouncing even more now the Indian WC retained the title...
 
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