Monday, October 13, 2008

The Kramnik-Anand Battle Begin with 1.g4 b5!

1.g4! b5!? and the 2008 Kramnik-Anand World Championship begin!

Kramnik show his months of preparation for the World Championship by playing 1.g4 in the "first" game. Anand, not to be outdone reply with the great novelty 1...b5 to counter surprise his challenger ! it more here

The 2008 World Championship Match between two great player - Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik will start tomorrow. All the game will start at 3pm Bonn, Germany time and it is around 9pm Malaysian time. Convert the time yourself with this tool

In term of the relationship between the players, it's more like a "friendly" match between two " great friend". Anand is widely known as a nice champion to be with and " every mother in law chooise" and Kramnik is a person who is always "cool as ice" compare to players like Kasparov, Fischer or even Topalov.

However, hardcore chess fan have no doubt that the over the board fight between both players could resemble the great matches such as the Kasparov-Karpov and Fischer Spassky match . I think ( and hope!) that they will no short draws because of the short amount of games ( 12 games).

I will try to make live commentary for all the games.

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