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Kramnik 3 – Anand 6

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

A very exciting game today! Everyone watching live on the ICC was on the edge of their seats with anticipation as Kramnik looked sure to notch his first win. Alas, it was not to be, and it looks as though he’ll join the likes of Kasparov in more ways than one, i.e., by going an entire World Chess Championship match sans full point.


Kramnik 2.5 – Anand 5.5

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

And then there was one. That is, one point until Anand lays claim to the World Chess Championship. In Game 8, it looks like Kramnik was once again surprised in the opening. Rumor has it Anand’s 10…Bxb5 is essentially a theoretical novelty.


Kramnik 2 – Anand 5

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Well, he stopped the bleeding anyway. And yes, this is Kramnik’s second Black in a row; they reversed the colors at the mid-way point.

According to the ever funny, often controversial, Brian Wall,

The game looked like a solidly played draw. In the final position Fritz gives Anand +2 but a monkey could see that both Kings are boxed out.


Kramnik 1.5 – 4.5

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Game, set, and match. Well, not technically, but we’re now at the halfway mark, and Kramnik is looking down and out. Tomorrow’s a rest day, so he has to shake it off, sleep it off, fire Leko for sabotage, SOMETHING!


Kramnik 1.5 – Anand 3.5

Monday, October 20th, 2008

A double dose of depressing today. :(

Another blunder by Kramnik with the White pieces finds him down two points in our abbreviated modern version of the classical World Chess Championship. (I have to admit though, the sequence culminating in 34…Ne3! was well calculated and pretty stuff.)

The second bit of bad news was Kamsky’s demolition by Aronian in the European Club.

Ah, heck, let’s make it a triple shot! The Red Sox lost game 7 last night.



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