World Chess Championship 2012: Eighth game between Indian GM Viswanthan Anand and Israel Grand master Boris Gelfand started at Moscow on 21st May 2012 at 3pm Moscow time.Being defeated by Gelfand in the previous game (7th), which was Gelfand's first classical win against Anand after 19 long years, and only five more games remaining in the championship, tension had mounted on Anand. Nevertheless Anand came with fine attacking game which was exciting and won over Gelfand in just 17 moves.
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final game position
Game started with d4 push of Aanad and progresed to position as on follwing image. Gelfand's 7th NG5 move was a dubious move with out much benefit. Already Anand has gained space and well develop able position.
8th move of Gelfand, Gelfand places Bf6 to force bishop exchange,which Anand accepts
12th move of Anand, Anand's G4 forces piece exchange, but looses castling
14th Move of Gelfand,To 12th move of Anand Gelfand exchanges BxNb2, Anand takes with Rxb2. Gelfand places Qf6 which was a weak move, Anand in a good position.
15th Move of Gelfand, Gelfand takes Anand's poisoned pawn at f3 with queen and checks. Anand moves King to C2 in next move
16th Move of Gelfand, Gelfand QxRh1 which does not have any support, thinking that he got a Rook freely as a gift for his counter attack.
Anand moves Qf2, Now Gelfand's Queen trapped at h1. Gelfand was little known that Vishy was luring the Queen with baits in to a trap, from there no escape with out heavy losses. Chess pundits call this Devilish trap. Facing loss of Queen or heavy materials and an imminent mating attack Gelfand resigns. Historical moment, Anand wins in 17 moves which is very rare in world chess championships in recent history.
Moves and Game Analysis