World Championship Update After Round 10: Anand 5, Gelfand 5

05.25.12 World Champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Boris Gelfand are in Moscow for the twelve-round 2012 FIDE World Championship Match. The first six rounds saw draw after draw as the players felt each other out and probed for weaknesses in their opponent's game. Then Gelfand drew first blood with a win playing the white pieces in Game 7. Perhaps even more surprising than Gelfand taking the lead (Anand is, by most popular opinion, the stronger player) was the way in which Anand regained equality--on the very next game in a mere seventeen moves! After the fireworks of games seven and eight, the players drew the following two games and are tied at five points apiece with two games remaining.

Viswanathan Anand (right) and Boris Gelfand over the board at the FIDE World Championship match in The State Tretyakov Art Gallery in Moscow, Russia.

Remaining Schedule

All games start at 7:00 a.m. eastern time.

Saturday, May 26 Game 11

Sunday, May 27 Rest Day

Monday, May 28 Game 12

Tuesday, May 29 Rest Day

Wednesday, May 30 Tiebreaks

Thursday, May 31 Closing Ceremony

After each game the players delight the press and spectators with their thoughts on the just-completed game.

Official website of the World Championship match

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