Two more games to go, Anand-Gelfand tied at 5 - 5
25th May 2012
Game 10 of the World Chess Championship
Viswanathan Anand was unable to gain any advantage from having the white pieces in the 10th game as it ended in yet another draw, leaving the match tied at 5-5 with two more games to go in the World Chess Championships (game 11 is Saturday 26 May and game 12 is on Monday 28 May).
Boris Gelfand equalised pretty quickly against Viswanathan Anand's Sicilian Rossolimo (3.Bb5) to hold the draw in only 25 moves. With just two games left, it is increasingly becoming a lottery. Anand, who had two whites in the last three games, now has just one in the remaining two. So that slight extra edge of two whites against one which existed before Thursday is now entirely even.
If the score remains level after 12 games, a tie-breaker will be held on Wednesday 30 May, with the grandmasters playing four matches with a shortened time limit of 60 minutes per player. If that fails to determine a winner, the next stage is Armageddon, whereby White gets five minutes while Black gets just four but is named the winner in the event of a draw.
Asked whether it's fair to decide the World championship match in tiebreaker, Anand retorted at the post-game press conference. "Don't forget that there are still two more games to go,".
Game 11 - 3pm Moscow time, 12pm BST, 07.00 EST Saturday 26th May 2012. CLICK HERE FOR LIVE COVERAGE
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