Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gelfand Wins Candidates Final

26 May 2011, Kuala Lumpur – In Kazan, Russia, the sixth game of the Candidates Final generated a major win for Boris Gelfand. Grischuk played a Gruefeld Opening and ran into trouble with a novelty move by Gelfand and lost. With this win, Gelfand will get the chance to challenge the reigning World Chess Champion, GM Vishy Anand for the world title.

The official website of the tournament reported that Boris Gelfand won the last, sixth game of FIDE Candidates Matches final in Kazan against Russian Alexander Grischuk and became challenger for the World Champion Viswanathan Anand from India. In an extremely good performance Grischuk stopped his clock after move 35 and four hours playing. During the press conference, Gelfand reportedly said that he was fortunate that his opponent chose the Gruenfeld, an opening that he is very familiar.



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Here is the winning sixth game between Boris Gelfand and Alexander Grischuk at the FIDE Candidates Final in Kazan, Russia played on the 25th May 2011.

[Event "Candidates Matches"] [Site "Kazan"] [Date "2011.05.25"] [Round "3.1"] [White "Gelfand, Boris"] [Black "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Result "1-0"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2011.05.25"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. e3 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. Re1 a5 11. Qe2 Bg4 12. h3 Be6 13. b3 a4 14. Rb1 axb3 15. axb3 Qc8 16. Kh2 Ra5 17. Rd1 Rh5 18. Nh4 Bf6 19. f4 Rd8 20. Qf2 Bxh4 21. gxh4 Nd5 22. Nxd5 Rhxd5 23. Bb2 Rb5 24. Qe2 Rh5 25. e4 Bxb3 26. Rdc1 Na5 27. d5 b6 28. Be5 c5 29. dxc6 f6 30. Ba1 Rc5 31. Rxc5 bxc5 32. Qb5 Qc7 33. Rxb3 Nxc6 34. e5 Nd4 35. Qc4+ 1-0


After white played 35.Qc4+, black resigned.




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