Chess: Gelfand, Anand back to the board
Anand secures a comparatively easy draw with Israel's Gelfand to leave the contest tied at one-all in 25 moves.
Israeli grandmaster Boris Gelfand Photo: Courtesy
The World Chess Championship will resume in Moscow on Monday with Game 3 after
the first two encounters of the 12-game series between Israel’s Boris Gelfand
and defending-champion Viswanathan Anand of India ended in a draw.
secured a comparatively easy draw on Saturday to leave the contest tied at
one-all in 25 moves. After a tough opener, the Indian got the better of the
Israeli as he pushed him to trade queens.
“I had a very small and
symbolic advantage but black’s position is fine anyways,” said Gelfand after the
defending champion was in control of proceedings.
“I offered the draw as
there was no option left. I could not get the slightest idea to mobilize the
Gelfand is hoping to become just the 16th undisputed world