Sunday, October 26, 2008

Anand vs Kramnik Game 9: A fighting draw

The latest game in the match has ended in an exciting draw. See Chessdom for the moves.

I liked Anand's position early in the middle game, mainly because I used to play the Queen's Gambit like that myself: sacrificing a queen's side pawn for space and the imitative elsewhere, without being quite sure how I was going to win it back.

Unfortunately for Anand, Kramnik proved a lot more resourceful than my Leicestershire League opponents used to. In fact he had the better of the game later on, but Anand managed to scramble a draw.

The score is now 6-3 to Anand, with three games left to play.

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