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Friday, May 20, 2011

Candidates Chess Matches Kazan 2011: Grischuk nearly wins but Gelfand forces draw

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Hello everyone,

After a fighting first draw in the previous game, Alexander Grischuk was on the top of everything after Boris Gelfand tried his chances with a not-so-popular plan. Fighting like a true warrior Gelfand clawed out a draw when apparently there was none! 
Gelfand decided to open with 1.c4 and went for a daring 7.b4 and a 9.Ng5 novelty but by the 21st move things were looking up for Black.  

Still, the game was such a fighting one that at no point did Grischuk have it easy. Grischuk missed and Gelfand got his well-earned draw.

You can access the official website at this link and check out this fighting second game in our pop-down menu below. You can watch a live hi-res broadcast at this link. Enjoy. 

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  • At May 21, 2011 at 10:33 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    What a game. Surely Grischuk has given chess fans not a single opportunity to say that they miss Carlsen. Great games. Gelfand is another great chess artist. The question is will it be a 40 plus world championship next year?


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