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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Leon Match - Anand leads 1.5-0.5 against Shirov

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Hello everyone,

The exciting Anand-Shirov six-game match in León, Spain, has begun with rules based on the FIDE Active Chess format.

Vishy Anand, Joaquín Espejo and 
Alexei Shirov prior to the drawing of lots.

The first two games have been played and the duo drew their first game but Anand won the second with White!

Each player has 45 minutes per game + 30 seconds increment after each move. Two games are played each day, and all six games will be played, even if the match winner has been already decided. In case of a tie, a pair of five-minute games will be played immediately after the sixth regular normal game. If there is still a tie, and Armageddon will decide the winner: White gets five minutes against four minutes for Black, who will be considered the winner if there is a draw.

  • Thursday, June 2nd Arrival, drawing of lost in Conde Luna Hotel
  • Friday, June 3rd Games 1 and 2 (16:30), León auditorium
  • Saturday, June 4th Games 3 and 4 (16:30), León auditorium
  • Sunday, June 5th Games 5 and 6 (16:30), + Tiebreaks
  • Monday, June 6th Closing ceremony, Prizegiving (14:30) 
  • Simuls (17:30), León University

Here are the nice games. Enjoy. You can access the official website at this link.

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