SIMPLECHESS

A dull draw makes four

Alexander Grischuk (official site)
Four draws out of four in the Candidates Final match in Kazan between Alexander Grischuk and Boris Gelfand. Today's game was the least inspiring of all. Two classical games to go before the (seemingly inevitable) tie-breaks begin.

 A rather tame English Opening led to mass exchanges and equality. Naturally a quiet, early draw is disappointing for chess fans, but both players want to manage their match.

However, the final position could have been played on by either player.

Name World rank Country Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 Score so far
Alexander Grischuk 12 AZE 2747 ½ ½ ½ ½     2
Boris Gelfand 16 ISR 2733 ½ ½ ½ ½      2

The remaining schedule: 

Games: Games 5 to 6 are from the 24th to the 25th of May

26th of May: Tiebreaks followed by the Closing Ceremony.

For more information go to official site http://kazan2011.fide.com/

Otherwise another useful source is: Fédération Internationale des Échecs

To watch the games live :  http://kazan2011.fide.com/live-games.html

The games begin at 3 pm local time

1 pm Paris, Madrid

12 noon London

7 am New York

4 am Los Angeles


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