Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Second rapid game in progress

There seems to be around five minutes of rest between games. An interesting fact is that the players can have two of their seconds and one accompanying person backstage. I guess this is to facilitate them to formulate strategy and choose the opening for the next game. Anand opted for Peter Heine Nielsen and Rustam Kasimdzhanov and his wife Aruna as the accompanying person.I'm not sure who Gelfand has.

The second game repeated the opening from Game 10 where Anand played the Rossolimo Variation of the Sicilian Defence.

On the official web site, Svidler is commenting which I like very much. His English is excellent and his comments very helpful to understand the games.


The Chess Ninja said...

Aaaaahhhh... so intense...

If Anand doesn't win this, he's gonna lose the match..

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