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Boris Gelfand
Israel, 48
  • Classic 2721
  • Blitz 2745
  • Rapid 2755
  • World rank29
  • National rank1
  • Continent rank20

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Gelfand in Chess World

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Dec 23

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A match this week in Moscow between elite players from different generations ended in a tie.
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One secret to Boris Gelfand’s longevity as one of the world’s top players is that he finds ways to create problems for his opponents, even in bad positions, as in the following game.
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The World Championship will be decided in tie-breaker games after the regulation portion of the match ended in a tie, 6-6.
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For a five-year period between 2007 and 2012, Viswanathan Anand was the undisputed king of chess.
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He only needed a draw in the final round as his nearest pursuer, Anish Giri, also drew.
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For the second day in a row, all the games were drawn. Ian Nepomniachtchi still leads with one round to go.
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Every game was drawn in Round 7, so the standings did not change.
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Ian Nepomniachtchi won to leapfrog Anish Giri, who lost, as the leader of the tournament on a day when four out of five games were decisive.
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Anish Giri drew with his closest pursuer in Round 5 to maintain his half-point lead.
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With his third win in a row at the Tal Memorial, Anish Giri has taken a half-point lead in the tournament.
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There were three decisive games in Round 3, with Ian Nepomniachtchi and Anish Giri both winning to move into a tie for first.
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Anish Giri and Viswanathan Anand both won in Round 2 to join Ian Nepomniachtchi in the lead of the elite tournament.
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The second of our-two part series on the history of the Olympiads picks up in the late 1970s and continues through the last Olympiad, in Norway in 2014.
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A match between Boris Gelfand, 48, and Ernesto Inarkiev, 30, was dominated by the older grandmaster.
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There are three top-level tournaments underway right now, but there is also a great match that may not be getting a lot of attention.
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