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World Chess Championship 2012

Post by sorim » Fri May 04, 2012 2:44 am

The World Chess Championship match between defending Champion Viswanathan Anand and his Challenger Boris Gelfand takes place in Moscow 10th (Opening Ceremony) - 30th (Possible play-offs) May 2012.

The address is
http://moscow2012.fide.com

Mode
12 Rds
120m for move 1- 40
60m for move 41-60
15m for the rest + 30 seconds for each move 61 and above

If you know a good site where the games will be commented, please post it!!!

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by iamachessstudent » Fri May 04, 2012 8:47 am

I know Playchess.com has a room devoted to it
1 room for nonpaying members that u can follow the moves..
another room for paying members that will have GM Daniel King among other commentating live on it!

This is all i know as of now, Im sure chessbase.com will also have coverage

Will tell more as I know more :)

joshua

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by energy » Fri May 04, 2012 5:38 pm

sorim wrote:The World Chess Championship match between defending Champion Viswanathan Anand and his Challenger Boris Gelfand takes place in Moscow 10th (Opening Ceremony) - 30th (Possible play-offs) May 2012.
If you know a good site where the games will be commented, please post it!!!
I'd be might surprised if not ChessBomb wasn't covering this. Likewise with ChessGames, but personally I like the ChessBomb interface better. Both should be free.
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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by redketchuplover » Fri May 11, 2012 10:03 am

Game one is drawn after 46 ply.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by redketchuplover » Sat May 12, 2012 10:39 am

Another draw today. I think pawns will decide matters.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by redketchuplover » Mon May 14, 2012 8:14 pm

A tense draw today 8)

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by redketchuplover » Thu May 17, 2012 8:10 am

5 draws so far.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by sorim » Thu May 17, 2012 11:15 am

Thanks for the URL
http://www.chessbomb.com/
is exactly what I looked for. Live comments by a GM and the basic function is free :D :-)

I am a bit surprised, both players do not want to risk anything.
Gelfand surprised Anand and us with openings he never played before, but than he do not use his theoretical advantage.
In my eyes when player G knows the current opening better than player A. Than G should be able to play it more complex and not try to simplify the position.

Maybe that's the reason why both are super GMs and I am only a louzy chess player :wink:

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by redketchuplover » Fri May 18, 2012 11:32 am

6 draws!!!!!!!!!

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by sorim » Fri May 18, 2012 11:39 pm

With 14... 0-0 Anand offerd a free pawn and got good counterplay but
with 18. Bd2 Gelfand got back the pawn and the position was very drawish

Gelfand still does not risk anything. 18.Qe2 could be very interesting

[pgn]1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 a6 6. Qc2 c5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Be2 Be6
9. O-O Nc6 10. Rd1 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. Rxd4 {0.22/0} Bc5 {0.22/0} 13.
Rd1 {0.22/0} Qe7 {0.22/0} 14. Bf3 {0.26/0} O-O {0.36/0 The novelty.}
15. Nxd5 {0.31/0} Bxd5 {0.39/0} 16. Bxd5 {0.36/0} Nxd5 {0.39/0} 17. Rxd5 {0.28/0} Rac8 {0.17/0} 18. Bd2 {0.36/0 This is a critical moment. Giving the pawn
back allows Black to equalise but unfortunately keeping the pawn was not a
great alternative either.} (18. Qe2 Qe4 19. Rd1 (19. Qd3 Qxd3 20. Rxd3 Rfd8 21.
Rxd8+ Rxd8)[/pgn]

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by ecperreault » Fri May 18, 2012 11:53 pm

When you post: 18. Bd2 0.36/0, what does 0.36/0 mean exactly?
Excuse the question if it too basic, but I was just curious. I would assume it is something about position strength/weakness or winning chances.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by sorim » Sat May 19, 2012 12:46 am

Yesterday Kasparov was there and commented the game, very funny:

Position after 30.Rd2. Kasparov thought Anand should have thought for 20 minutes here. Not his best suggestion, Anand had only 10 minutes left.

http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessnews/e ... rov-opines



0.36 is the computer rating - it means 0.36 pawns ahaed but I dont know what /0 means.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by ecperreault » Sat May 19, 2012 2:08 pm

0.36 Pawns ahead?! LOLOL! Heck sometimes I don't know when I am even getting slaughtered... e.g. any game vs DavidSWhite.
So, 0.0 is dead even and I assume 1.0 means a Pawn ahead, etc.
I think that knowing such a 'score' would be a real distraction. But that is just a computer estimation and no real chess player would be really interested in a 0.36 Pawn (dis)advantage when they have prospects of a winning combination.
Sounds like its actually useless like most of those sports statistics they throw at you (especially baseball announcers) to help you to realize that you know nothing even after watching the sport for 40 years and you never will.
I don't remember and 0.36 whatever in my days of truly studying Chess. It was weighted symbols like, +/-, =, etc and of course everyone had to learn the 'language' of Chess Informant! Having been brought up on Descriptive Notation, I had to learn a whole different 'chess language' along with 4 gazillion new symbols.
And to be honest with you, some of those symbols are still secretive to this day!

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by redketchuplover » Mon May 21, 2012 9:53 am

Both have won a game! Match even 4-4!!

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by redketchuplover » Wed May 23, 2012 11:20 am

4.5-4.5

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by redketchuplover » Thu May 24, 2012 11:15 am

5-5 now

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by sorim » Sun May 27, 2012 3:07 pm

On Monday Vishy and Boris will play their last regular game for this WCC.
In case of a draw they will play on Wednesday the tie-break, note the tie-break will start sooner than the other games.

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by sorim » Sun May 27, 2012 3:14 pm

I loved the symbols by the chess informant, cause I was never sure which one was better :-)

a) +
b) +=
c) +-

and of course the ?! and !? notation :-)

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by sorim » Mon May 28, 2012 9:05 am

Draw after white played move 22 :(
6 - 6

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Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Post by redketchuplover » Wed May 30, 2012 8:03 am

Kudos to Anand (and Gelfand who fought valiantly).

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