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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sweet agony of a chess game: The emotions of GM Boris Gelfand

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Hello everyone,

Chess defies definitions and a game can take you through the trickiest roller coaster of emotions. Today is a rest day in Kazan where Grandmasters Boris Gelfand and Alexander Grischuk are fighting playing the finals of the Candidates Matches 2011 to decide a challenger for the current World Chess Champion Vishy Anand.  

We couldn't resist compiling a few photos with the title 'The Chess Emotions of Grandmaster Boris Gelfand'.  Of course you can find lots of nice photos of all the other candidates too at the official website link but surely GM Gelfand expresses the 'oh such sweet agony' of a chess game like no one else. 

Photos aside, you can also experience the agony of it all in the second game of the final that GM Boris played at our link:

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

Also, if you are looking for great photos of top chess players - men and women - be sure to check out our fantastic database of photos at Enjoy.

 Let's finish and go home...

It hasn't even begun... 

 I have the courage to go through this...

Why should I let him take it easy...

Why I began this...

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