Shortest Game (Decisive) in World Chess Championship History – Anand vs. Gelfand – Game 8

This is game 8 (eight) from the 2012 Fide World Chess Championship match between the current champion, Viswanathan Anand (India), and challenger Boris Gelfand (Israel). After a record 17 moves played, this game now acts as the shortest game in world chess championship history.

Opening: Benoni Defense

[Event “World Chess Championship”]
[Site “Moscow, Russia”]
[Date “2012.05.21”]
[May 21st]
[Round “8”]
[White “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Black “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteElo “2799”]
[BlackElo “2739”]
[Plycount “33”]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 c5 4.d5 d6 5.e4 Bg7 6.Ne2 O-O 7.Nec3 Nh5 8.Bg5 Bf6 9.Bxf6 exf6 10.Qd2 f5 11.exf5 Bxf5 12.g4 Re8+ 13.Kd1 Bxb1 14.Rxb1 Qf6 15.gxh5 Qxf3+ 16.Kc2 Qxh1 17.Qf2 1-0

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Translated in Portuguese (Brazil) by: Leonardo Louro Justino

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