Sixth draw for Viswanathan Anand in World Chess Championship

Updated: 19 May 2012 12:23 IST

Victory continues to elude defending champion Viswanathan Anand as the Indian Grandmaster failed to break the deadlock yet again and had to settle for a draw against challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in the sixth game of the World Chess Championship here.

Moscow:

Victory continues to elude defending champion Viswanathan Anand as the Indian Grandmaster failed to break the deadlock yet again and had to settle for a draw against challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in the sixth game of the World Chess Championship here.

Anand did well to get an easy draw as black and the impasse continued. The scoreline at the halfway stage now reads 3-3.

Gelfand could not break the ice for the third time in a row as white and Anand's preparation in the Semi Slav defense came handy yet again as another insipid draw surfaced soon after the players arrived at the endgame.

Anand went for one of the old lines this time and showcased another pieces of excellent preparation by sacrificing a pawn on the 14th move which turned out to be a novelty as well.

Gelfand had little choice other than to grab the pawn but this allowed Anand's pieces a free hand as white's lost a couple of moves.

Development of pieces compensated for the pawn a great deal. Gelfand sank in to a deep think soon after and came up with a return sacrifice that ensured him a minimal advantage that was hardly enough to look for more.

There were just a few important details to note for Anand and he found all the right moves. First a pair of rooks changed hands, then the queens were traded and finally Gelfand's prized Bishop, which was controlling and playing a defending task as well, went off the board almost in a hurry.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article Football Chess Viswanathan Anand
Related Articles
Novak Djokovic Motivated By Talk Of Catching Roger Federer In Grand Slams
Novak Djokovic Motivated By Talk Of Catching Roger Federer In Grand Slams
Serie A: Giorgio Chiellini Gets Juventus Off The Mark
Serie A: Giorgio Chiellini Gets Juventus Off The Mark
Lightning Injures Fans, Halts Play At PGA Tour Championship. Watch Video
Lightning Injures Fans, Halts Play At PGA Tour Championship. Watch Video
PV Sindhu Hoping To "Change The Colour" Of World Championships Medal
PV Sindhu Hoping To "Change The Colour" Of World Championships Medal
1st Test: Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli Take India To Commanding Position Over West Indies On Day 3
1st Test: Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli Take India To Commanding Position Over West Indies On Day 3
Advertisement