Anand-Gelfand 2012: The World Awaits Game 9

They were dancing in Tel Aviv after Anand confused himself to a loss in game 7 with moves like 7… b6 and 21… Ne4. A similar dance party took place in Mumbai when Gelfand tricked himself with 8… Bf6 and then blundered his queen with 14… Qf6 in game 8. It certainly seems that the contestants have been beating themselves for the last two games. Perhaps by playing to avoid their opponent’s preparation, Anand and Gelfand are actually avoiding being themselves at the chess board. If their favorite opening choices and stylistic  tendencies were good enough to get them to the world championship match, maybe it would be wise for them to not abandon their style at chess’ highest stage.

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One Response to “Anand-Gelfand 2012: The World Awaits Game 9”

  1. Anand-Gelfand 2012: Game 8 « Chess Musings | Says:

    […] Kasparov vs Anand – 1995 PCA World Chess Championship Game 10 – Ruy LopezGame 11: Gelfand vs. Anand – 2012 FIDE World Chess ChampionshipShortest Game in World Chess Championship HistoryWorld Chess Championship 2010: Anand vs. Topalov – Game 2Anand-Gelfand 2012: Game 8Anand-Gelfand 2012: The World Awaits Game 9 […]

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