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World Chess Championship Candidates 2011 (Games and Results)

FIDE Candidates 2011

The FIDE Candidates take place in Kazan 3rd-27th May 2011. 8 players compete to produce one world championship candidate to face Viswanathan Anand. The first and second round matches are four games plus rapid and blitz playoffs if required. The final is of six games.

Boris Gelfand qualifies for World Chess Championship match against Viswanathan Anand (6)

Boris Gelfand's victory against Alexander Grischuk in the FIDE Candidates Final takes the Israeli player to the summit of his profession at the age of 42. Gelfand beat Grischuk on the white side of a Gruenfeld to win the only decisive game of the 6 game match and prevent the match going into a final day of rapid and possibly blitz. I look back at the event and ask whether some of the criticisms of the players weren't just a bit over the top. IM Malcolm Pein annotates this decisive game.

World Chess Championship Candidates 2011 (6)

Winner Boris Gelfand is interviewed. Photo ©

Winner Boris Gelfand is interviewed. Photo © | http://video.russiachess.org/

World Championship Candidates 2011 (Kazan RUS)
Thu 5th May 2011 - Fri 27th May 2011 - Official Site - Live- Live Video

WCh Candidates (8 players 3 Rds KO Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

WCh Candidates (8 players 3 Rds KO Indiv TC: 120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

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World Chess Championship Final Kazan
Grischuk, Alexander - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 49 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Gelfand, Boris - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 58 A37 English Symmetrical
Grischuk, Alexander - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 14 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Gelfand, Boris - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 18 A37 English Symmetrical
Grischuk, Alexander - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 39 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Gelfand, Boris - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 35 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
World Chess Championship Final Kazan (RUS), 19-26 May 2011
Name Ti NAT Rtng 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Perf
Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2733 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2804
Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2747 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 2676
World Chess Championship Semi-Finals 2011 Kazan RUS Thu 12th May 2011 - Mon 16th May 2011
Name FEDRtg1234RapidBlitzS/DPts
Alexander Grischuk RUS2747 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2
Vladimir Kramnik RUS2785 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2 ½
Name FEDRtg1234RapidBlitzS/DPts
Boris Gelfand ISR2733 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2 2 6
Gata Kamsky USA2732 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2 0 4
World Chess Championship Quarter Finals 2011 Kazan RUS Thu 5th May 2011 - Mon 9th May 2011
Name FEDRtg1234RapidBlitzS/DPts
Levon Aronian ARM2808½ ½ ½ ½
Alexander Grischuk RUS2747½ ½ ½ ½
Name FEDRtg1234RapidBlitzS/DPts
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE2772½ ½ 0 ½
Boris Gelfand ISR2733½ ½ 1 ½
Name FEDRtg1234RapidBlitzS/DPts
Teimour Radjabov AZE2744½ ½ ½ ½ 2
Vladimir Kramnik RUS2785½ ½ ½ ½ 2
Name FEDRtg1234RapidBlitzS/DPts
Gata Kamsky USA2732½ 1 ½ ½
Veselin Topalov BUL2775½ 0 ½ ½

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