Grandmaster Boris Gelfand of Israel (pictured on the right above earlier in the week) has become the official challenger for the next World Chess Championship! Gelfand defeated Alexander Grischuk today in the sixth game of their match and by doing so Gelfand wins the final match of the FIDE Candidates by a score of 3.5-2.5. Here are the official final standings in this match:
Gelfand will now face World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand in the next World Chess Championship match. The last game of the Gelfand-Grischuk match was a tense affair. Gelfand has the advantage of the White pieces and began by playing the Queen's Gambit pawn formation with 1.d4 and 2.c4. Grischuk answered with 1...Nf6 and 2...g6. after Gelfand played 2.g3 Grischuk decided to play the Grunfeld Defense. The two players played known opening theory in the Grunfeld Defense until Gelfand's thirteenth move, when the Israeli GM played the theoretical novelty of 13.b3 (Prior to this game the only move which had been played in this position was 13.Rd1 ). Congratulations to Boris Gelfand and best wishes to you in your match against Viswanathan Anand in the future.Congratulations also to GM Alexander Grischuk for playing such wonderful chess in the FIDE Candidates matches! . Here is some analysis of this game. I had the chess program Deep Fritz 12 analyze this game for 2 hours on my quad core computer. I then also had the program Deep Hiarcs 13.2 analyze the game and have added my own comments. I also used Chessbase Megadatabase 2011 to help me explain and analyze the opening moves of the game. I hope you enjoy playing through this analysis! If you are using the Firefox browser and cannot see the Chessviewer Deluxe board below in this blog post I apologize. I am not sure why this is the case.Please use another browser besides Firefox to see this analysis.
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