Anand – Gelfand, Game 8

Vishwananthan Anand struck back immediately in game 8 with what must be the shortest decisive game ever in a World Championship. After an original opening it looks like Boris Gelfand missed something in playing his 14th move.

This is really a tragedy for Gelfand after his fine win in game 7. It will take considerable fortitude on his part to come back from such a blow and the emotional roller coaster that he must be experiencing right now.


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Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: