SIMPLECHESS

Gelfand saves his skin

Boris Gelfand hangs on (official site)
Boris Gelfand's opening went wrong very quickly and Alexander Grischuk emerged from the complications with two pieces for a rook. The Israeli GM kept his position alive with some imaginative defensive play, but Grischuk must have been close to a win at some point.

After a couple of draws, the match is still level, but so far Boris Gelfand has struggled to keep himself in business.

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

As for prizes, there will be 90.000 € for each finalist, plus of course the winner gets the right to play Viswanathan Anand for the world crown.

Final Schedule 

Final: Games 1 to 3 are from the 19th to the 21st of May.

May 22nd: Rest day

Games: Games 4 to 6 are from the 23rd 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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