Monday, October 20, 2008

Kramnik Loses again to Anand

The World Chess Championship between Anand and Kramnik took another turn in Anand's favor with another win over the board between two of the world's greatest chess players. The score now after 5 games is Anand 3.5 - 1.5 Kramnik. Interestingly enough, in the latest game Kramnik made some very quick moves in quite complex positions. This is a let down from this chess fan - it's hard to say someone is giving their best effort when they make very quick moves in complicated positions, especially at the top levels of play. If Kramnik would have won, I guess such a strategy would make him look quite brilliant, but when you move quick with plenty of time on your clock in a position that demands complex analysis, and end up losing the game, what can one say really. It's a let down at the very least.

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 a6 9.e4 c5 10.e5 cxd4 11.Nxb5 axb5 12.exf6 gxf6 13.O-O Qb6 14.Qe2 Bb7 15.Bxb5 Rg8 16.Bf4 Bd6 17.Bg3 f5 18.Rfc1 f4 19.Bh4 Be7 20.a4 Bxh4 21.Nxh4 Ke7 22.Ra3 Rac8 23.Rxc8 Rxc8 24.Ra1 Qc5 25.Qg4 Qe5 26.Nf3 Qf6 27.Re1 Rc5 28.b4 Rc3 29.Nxd4 Qxd4 30.Rd1 Nf6 31.Rxd4 Nxg4 32.Rd7+ Kf6 33.Rxb7 Rc1+ 34.Bf1 Ne3 35.fxe3 fxe3 0-1

Official World Chess Championship Site

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