Game 2 drawn in 2012 World Chess Championship

Hi, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!

Saturday’s Chess World Championship game, the second in the match between Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand, was a twenty-five move draw. Gelfand opened with the d-pawn as White, and Anand opted for a Slav Defense.

Here is the game, along with Houdini 2 Pro’s analysis generated in the Chess King Pro training, playing, and analysis software:

Gelfand, Boris (2739) – Anand, Viswanathan (2799)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Moscow RUS
Date: 2012.05.12

[…] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.¤c3 ¤f6 4.e3 e6 5.¤f3 a6 6.b3 ¥b4 7.¥d2 ¤bd7 8.¥d3 O-O 9.O-O ¥d6 10.¦c1 e5 11.cxd5 cxd5 12.e4 dxe4 13.¤xe4 ¤xe4 14.¥xe4 +0.0014…¤f6 +0.24 N

(14…exd4 +0.00 15.¦c4 +0.18
(15.¥g5 ¤f6 16.¦c4 h6 17.¦xd4 hxg5 18.¦xd6 £e7 19.¥b1 …1/2-1/2, Goganov Aleksey 2500 – Rublevsky Sergei 2681 , Taganrog 6/16/2011 Ch Russia (Higher League))

15…¤f6 +0.18 16.¥b1 +0.18 16…¥e6 +0.22

(16…¥g4 17.¥g5 h6 18.¥h4 ¥xf3 19.£xf3 …1/2-1/2, Riazantsev Alexander 2688 – Matlakov Maxim 2632 , St. Petersburg 9/17/2011 Match “Moscow-St. Petersburg”)

17.¦xd4 +0.18 17…£c7 +0.22)

(14…¥a3 +0.76 15.¦c4 +0.68 15…¤f6 +0.68 16.¥g5 +0.68 16…exd4 +0.68)

15.dxe5 +0.2415…¤xe4 +0.2416.exd6 +0.2316…£xd6 +0.2317.¥e3 +0.2317…¥f5 +0.2318.£xd6 +0.2218…¤xd6 +0.1919.¤d4 +0.1319…¦fe8 +0.1320.¤xf5 +0.0720…¤xf5 +0.0921.¥c5 +0.0621…h5 +0.0622.¦fd1 +0.0622…¦ac8 +0.0623.¢f1 +0.0223…f6 +0.0524.¥b4 +0.0324…¢h7 +0.0325.¦c5


Here is the plain gamescore (for “cut and paste” purposes):

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 a6 6. b3 Bb4 7. Bd2 Nbd7 8. Bd3
O-O 9. O-O Bd6 10. Rc1 e5 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Bxe4 Nf6
15. dxe5 Nxe4 16. exd6 Qxd6 17. Be3 Bf5 18. Qxd6 Nxd6 19. Nd4 Rfe8 20. Nxf5
Nxf5 21. Bc5 h5 22. Rfd1 Rac8 23. Kf1 f6 24. Bb4 Kh7 25. Rc5 1/2-1/2

Have fun! — Steve Lopez

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