May 15

World Chess Championship Between Anand and Gelfand

The World Chess Championship is currently taking place in the Engineering Building of the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia) with a prize fund of 2.55 million US Dollars. The format of this World Chess Championship is a two-player match with the defending champion being Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand (FIDE: 2791) and the challenger being Israeli Grandmaster Boris Gelfand (FIDE: 2727).

The score is currently equal after 3 rounds with both players having 1.5 points each. There are scheduled to be 12 rounds, with tiebreak if necessary.

Both players are over 40 years old which is actually unusual. Recall that Garry Kasparov won a World Championship match at the age of 22.

See the official website for the World Chess Championship 2012. The website includes video broadcasts!

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