Anand strikes again with black pieces, takes two point lead in world chess final

October 21st, 2008 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS  

Bonn (Germany), Oct 20 (IANS) Viswanathan Anand may well have scored a decisive second win in the World Chess Championships with a stunning second win with black pieces over Vladimir Kramnik to go two full points ahead in the 12-game world championships match.The NIIT Brand Ambassador once again stayed in the Slav opening and as Kramnik attempted to try the same as he had in the third game, he was dealt another surprise by the Indian ace. Anand came in with a novelty and then crushed Kramnik once more to go 3.5-1.5 up in the match.

Kramnik, pushed to the wall, tried to create a lot of complications but in the end managed only to create a web for himself and perished in 35 moves.

Anand indicated that he was once again in a preparation as he was also ahead on clock as Kramnik struggled with time, too.

Kramnik did have opportunities to equalize but he trued to take Anand into complex position, but instead of confusing is rival, he paid a stuff penalty as the Indian wrapped up the game. Kramnik erred grievously on the 29th move and then hung in hoping for an error from across the table, but it did not happen and he resigned in 41 moves.

There are seven more games in the match with Anand having white pieces in Game 6.

The two players will share a purse of 1.5 million Euros equally regardless of the outcome of the match.

Moves of Game 5

Kramnik v Anand

World Championships Game 5

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

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