Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Game 4, world chess championship

The world chess championship title match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India and challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel, but previously from the old Soviet Union, is well underway in Moscow.

Yesterday was already the fourth game of the 12-game match. The score stands at two-all with all four games drawn. The only excitement so far was the third game on Monday when there were skirmishes on the chess board. But apart from that, the first, second and fourth games were rather insipid.

Were the players still probing one another? Looked like it. However, the temperature on the chess board should be stoked up soon because the two players are running out of time to show the world that this match won't go down in history as the most boring one on record.

In the meantime, I just want to share this position from the fourth game. I'm sure it wasn't pre-planned or intentional, but the position just happened. It was rather unique that a wall has been erected on the d-file. Every square on this file was occupied by a piece. You don't see that very often!

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