Kramnik 1 – Anand 2

It pains me to report Anand has drawn first blood in the World Chess Championship. Worse yet, it appeared easy. If Kramnik has a weak spot, it’s defense in wild positions, and that’s exactly what Anand brought to the board with a new opening idea, giving two pawns for the attack.

Kramnik’s been down a game even as late as the final, must-win, game against Leko, so despite the ridiculously short nature of WCC’s these days, there’s still plenty of time left.

On a positive note, our man Kamsky won a nice game in the first round of the European Club Cup.

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