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World Chess Championship - Kramnik vs Anand

 

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The World Chess Championship match has finished in Bonn, Germany. The games were played from October 14th-November 2nd. Vladimir Kramnik (RUS, 2772) played a match against the reigning world champion Viswanathan Anand (IND, 2783). Anand retained his title by defeating Kramnik 6.5-4.5. Note that there is no 12th game because it is impossible for Kramnik to catch up. The games are shown above, with annotations.



Here are the games in plain PGN format:

[Event "WCh"]
[Site "Bonn GER"]
[Date "2008.10.14"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Kramnik,V"]
[Black "Anand,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2772"]
[BlackElo "2783"]
[EventDate "2008.10.14"]
[ECO "D14"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Nf3 e6 8.
Qb3 Bb4 9. Bb5 O-O 10. Bxc6 Bxc3+ 11. Qxc3 Rc8 12. Ne5 Ng4 13. Nxg4 Bxg4
14. Qb4 Rxc6 15. Qxb7 Qc8 16. Qxc8 Rfxc8 17. O-O a5 18. f3 Bf5 19. Rfe1 Bg6
20. b3 f6 21. e4 dxe4 22. fxe4 Rd8 23. Rad1 Rc2 24. e5 fxe5 25. Bxe5 Rxa2
26. Ra1 Rxa1 27. Rxa1 Rd5 28. Rc1 Rd7 29. Rc5 Ra7 30. Rc7 Rxc7 31. Bxc7 Bc2
32. Bxa5 Bxb3 1/2-1/2

[Event "WCh"]
[Site "Bonn GER"]
[Date "2008.10.15"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Anand,V"]
[Black "Kramnik,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2772"]
[EventDate "2008.10.14"]
[ECO "E25"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5
8. dxc5 f5 9. Qc2 Nd7 10. e4 fxe4 11. fxe4 N5f6 12. c6 bxc6 13. Nf3 Qa5 14.
Bd2 Ba6 15. c4 Qc5 16. Bd3 Ng4 17. Bb4 Qe3+ 18. Qe2 O-O-O 19. Qxe3 Nxe3 20.
Kf2 Ng4+ 21. Kg3 Ndf6 22. Bb1 h5 23. h3 h4+ 24. Nxh4 Ne5 25. Nf3 Nh5+ 26.
Kf2 Nxf3 27. Kxf3 e5 28. Rc1 Nf4 29. Ra2 Nd3 30. Rc3 Nf4 31. Bc2 Ne6 32.
Kg3 Rd4 1/2-1/2

[Event "WCh"]
[Site "Bonn GER"]
[Date "2008.10.17"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Kramnik,V"]
[Black "Anand,V"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2772"]
[BlackElo "2783"]
[EventDate "2008.10.14"]
[ECO "D49"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8.
Bd3 a6 9. e4 c5 10. e5 cxd4 11. Nxb5 axb5 12. exf6 gxf6 13. O-O Qb6 14. Qe2
Bb7 15. Bxb5 Bd6 16. Rd1 Rg8 17. g3 Rg4 18. Bf4 Bxf4 19. Nxd4 h5 20. Nxe6
fxe6 21. Rxd7 Kf8 22. Qd3 Rg7 23. Rxg7 Kxg7 24. gxf4 Rd8 25. Qe2 Kh6 26.
Kf1 Rg8 27. a4 Bg2+ 28. Ke1 Bh3 29. Ra3 Rg1+ 30. Kd2 Qd4+ 31. Kc2 Bg4 32.
f3 Bf5+ 33. Bd3 Bh3 34. a5 Rg2 35. a6 Rxe2+ 36. Bxe2 Bf5+ 37. Kb3 Qe3+ 38.
Ka2 Qxe2 39. a7 Qc4+ 40. Ka1 Qf1+ 41. Ka2 Bb1+ 0-1

[Event "WCh"]
[Site "Bonn GER"]
[Date "2008.10.18"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Anand,V"]
[Black "Kramnik,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2772"]
[EventDate "2008.10.14"]
[ECO "D37"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. a3 c5 8.
cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Be5 Bf5 12. Be2 Bf6 13. Bxf6 Qxf6
14. Nd4 Ne6 15. Nxf5 Qxf5 16. O-O Rfd8 17. Bg4 Qe5 18. Qb3 Nc5 19. Qb5 b6
20. Rfd1 Rd6 21. Rd4 a6 22. Qb4 h5 23. Bh3 Rad8 24. g3 g5 25. Rad1 g4 26.
Bg2 Ne6 27. R4d3 d4 28. exd4 Rxd4 29. Rxd4 Rxd4 1/2-1/2

[Event "WCh"]
[Site "Bonn GER"]
[Date "2008.10.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Kramnik,V"]
[Black "Anand,V"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2772"]
[BlackElo "2783"]
[EventDate "2008.10.14"]
[ECO "D49"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8.
Bd3 a6 9. e4 c5 10. e5 cxd4 11. Nxb5 axb5 12. exf6 gxf6 13. O-O Qb6 14. Qe2
Bb7 15. Bxb5 Rg8 16. Bf4 Bd6 17. Bg3 f5 18. Rfc1 f4 19. Bh4 Be7 20. a4 Bxh4
21. Nxh4 Ke7 22. Ra3 Rac8 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. Ra1 Qc5 25. Qg4 Qe5 26. Nf3 Qf6
27. Re1 Rc5 28. b4 Rc3 29. Nxd4 Qxd4 30. Rd1 Nf6 31. Rxd4 Nxg4 32. Rd7+ Kf6
33. Rxb7 Rc1+ 34. Bf1 Ne3 35. fxe3 fxe3 0-1

[Event "WCh"]
[Site "Bonn GER"]
[Date "2008.10.21"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Anand,V"]
[Black "Kramnik,V"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2772"]
[EventDate "2008.10.14"]
[ECO "E34"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Qf5 7. Qb3 Nc6
8. Bd2 O-O 9. h3 b6 10. g4 Qa5 11. Rc1 Bb7 12. a3 Bxc3 13. Bxc3 Qd5 14.
Qxd5 Nxd5 15. Bd2 Nf6 16. Rg1 Rac8 17. Bg2 Ne7 18. Bb4 c5 19. dxc5 Rfd8 20.
Ne5 Bxg2 21. Rxg2 bxc5 22. Rxc5 Ne4 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. Nd3 Nd5 25. Bd2 Rc2
26. Bc1 f5 27. Kd1 Rc8 28. f3 Nd6 29. Ke1 a5 30. e3 e5 31. gxf5 e4 32. fxe4
Nxe4 33. Bd2 a4 34. Nf2 Nd6 35. Rg4 Nc4 36. e4 Nf6 37. Rg3 Nxb2 38. e5 Nd5
39. f6 Kf7 40. Ne4 Nc4 41. fxg7 Kg8 42. Rd3 Ndb6 43. Bh6 Nxe5 44. Nf6+ Kf7
45. Rc3 Rxc3 46. g8=Q+ Kxf6 47. Bg7+ 1-0

[Event "WCh"]
[Site "Bonn GER"]
[Date "2008.10.23"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Anand,V"]
[Black "Kramnik,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2772"]
[EventDate "2008.10.14"]
[ECO "D19"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8.
O-O Nbd7 9. Qe2 Bg6 10. e4 O-O 11. Bd3 Bh5 12. e5 Nd5 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. Qe3
Re8 15. Ne1 Bg6 16. Bxg6 hxg6 17. Nd3 Qb6 18. Nxb4 Qxb4 19. b3 Rac8 20. Ba3
Qc3 21. Rac1 Qxe3 22. fxe3 f6 23. Bd6 g5 24. h3 Kf7 25. Kf2 Kg6 26. Ke2
fxe5 27. dxe5 b6 28. b4 Rc4 29. Rxc4 dxc4 30. Rc1 Rc8 31. g4 a5 32. b5 c3
33. Rc2 Kf7 34. Kd3 Nc5+ 35. Bxc5 Rxc5 36. Rxc3 Rxc3+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "WCh"]
[Site "Bonn GER"]
[Date "2008.10.24"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Kramnik,V"]
[Black "Anand,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2772"]
[BlackElo "2783"]
[EventDate "2008.10.14"]
[ECO "D39"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4 6. Bg5 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4
8. Nxd4 Qa5 9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. Bxf6 Bxb5 11. Ndxb5 gxf6 12. O-O Nc6 13. a3
Bxc3 14. Nxc3 Rg8 15. f4 Rd8 16. Qe1 Qb6+ 17. Rf2 Rd3 18. Qe2 Qd4 19. Re1
a6 20. Kh1 Kf8 21. Ref1 Rg6 22. g3 Kg7 23. Rd1 Rxd1+ 24. Nxd1 Kh8 25. Nc3
Rg8 26. Kg2 Rd8 27. Qh5 Kg7 28. Qg4+ Kh8 29. Qh5 Kg7 30. Qg4+ Kh8 31. Qh4
Kg7 32. e5 f5 33. Qf6+ Kg8 34. Qg5+ Kh8 35. Qf6+ Kg8 36. Re2 Qc4 37. Qg5+
Kh8 38. Qf6+ Kg8 39. Qg5+ Kh8 1/2-1/2

[Event "WCh"]
[Site "Bonn GER"]
[Date "2008.10.26"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Anand,V"]
[Black "Kramnik,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2772"]
[EventDate "2008.10.14"]
[ECO "D43"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8.
Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. Qc2 Nbd7 11. Rd1 Bb4 12. Ne5 Qe7 13. O-O Nxe5 14.
Bxe5 O-O 15. Bxf6 Qxf6 16. f4 Qg7 17. e5 c5 18. Nxb5 cxd4 19. Qxc4 a5 20.
Kh1 Rac8 21. Qxd4 gxf4 22. Bf3 Ba6 23. a4 Rc5 24. Qxf4 Rxe5 25. b3 Bxb5 26.
axb5 Rxb5 27. Be4 Bc3 28. Bc2 Be5 29. Qf2 Bb8 30. Qf3 Rc5 31. Bd3 Rc3 32.
g3 Kh8 33. Qb7 f5 34. Qb6 Qe5 35. Qb7 Qc7 36. Qxc7 Bxc7 37. Bc4 Re8 38. Rd7
a4 39. Rxc7 axb3 40. Rf2 Rb8 41. Rb2 h5 42. Kg2 h4 43. Rc6 hxg3 44. hxg3
Rg8 45. Rxe6 Rxc4 1/2-1/2

[Event "WCh"]
[Site "Bonn GER"]
[Date "2008.10.27"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Kramnik,V"]
[Black "Anand,V"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2772"]
[BlackElo "2783"]
[EventDate "2008.10.14"]
[ECO "E21"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 c5 5. g3 cxd4 6. Nxd4 O-O 7. Bg2 d5 8.
cxd5 Nxd5 9. Qb3 Qa5 10. Bd2 Nc6 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 Ba6
14. Rfd1 Qc5 15. e4 Bc4 16. Qa4 Nb6 17. Qb4 Qh5 18. Re1 c5 19. Qa5 Rfc8 20.
Be3 Be2 21. Bf4 e5 22. Be3 Bg4 23. Qa6 f6 24. a4 Qf7 25. Bf1 Be6 26. Rab1
c4 27. a5 Na4 28. Rb7 Qe8 29. Qd6 1-0

[Event "WCh"]
[Site "Bonn GER"]
[Date "2008.10.29"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Anand,V"]
[Black "Kramnik,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2772"]
[EventDate "2008.10.14"]
[ECO "B96"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qc7 8.
Bxf6 gxf6 9. f5 Qc5 10. Qd3 Nc6 11. Nb3 Qe5 12. O-O-O exf5 13. Qe3 Bg7 14.
Rd5 Qe7 15. Qg3 Rg8 16. Qf4 fxe4 17. Nxe4 f5 18. Nxd6+ Kf8 19. Nxc8 Rxc8
20. Kb1 Qe1+ 21. Nc1 Ne7 22. Qd2 Qxd2 23. Rxd2 Bh6 24. Rf2 Be3 1/2-1/2

The time control for the match was 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, add 60 minutes after move 40, and add 15 minutes plus 30 seconds increment after move 60. The prize fund for the match was $1.5 million Euros, split equally between the players.

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