Viswanathan Anand held with a new move in the Nimzo-Indian and put pressure on Boris Gelfand to find precise moves. Gelfand used 35 minutes after 8…Bd7 but waded through the complications and the game was drawn in 24 moves. From the photographs Anand appears to be a bit nervous (or maybe tired), but will be interesting to see how he will handle the white pieces in the last game. Gelfand may uncork another novelty, but may be afraid to take undue risk and to lose in the finale.
There is a rest day tomorrow and then the finale on Monday.
Score: Anand 5½ – Gelfand 5½
Game Analysis of Game #11
Video by GM Daniel King.
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