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Thursday, May 17, 2012

World Chess Championship 2012 - Anand, Gelfand Draw Game 5

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Hi everyone,

As fans were so desperate to see, reigning world chess champion Vishy Anand played 1.e4 in the fifth game of the world chess championship currently in progress in Moscow. However, the result was yet another draw.

In the fifth game of the match the world champion changed the opening and played 1.e4. The challenger was ready and  immediately played 1…c5. The Chelyabinsk Variation of the Sicilian Defence was played out very quickly. On the 20th move, a technical position with bishops of opposite colours appeared on the board, and as soon as the 26th move was played, the opponents agreed to a draw. The match score is equal – 2.5-2.5.

Tomorrow, on May 18, the sixth game of the match will be played with Boris Gelfand having the white colour. You can watch the championship live at the official website.

For a complete analysis with Houdin and all the Game 5 moves in the fantastic Chess King gameplayer, check out the special Chess King page at:

2012 World Chess Championship, Anand vs. Gelfand – Another game, another draw

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