Game 13 (Rapid Tie-Break #1 of 4): Gelfand vs. Anand – 2012 FIDE World Chess Championship

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This is game 13 (thirteen) [Rapid Tie-Break #1 of 4] from the 2012 Fide World Chess Championship match between the current champion, Viswanathan Anand (India), and challenger Boris Gelfand (Israel).

Opening: Queen’s Gambit Declined Semi-Slav ECO D45

[Date “2012.05.30”]
[Round “13”]
[White “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[WhiteElo “2739”]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3 O-O 8.O-O e5 9.cxd5 cxd5 10.e4 exd4 11.Nxd5 Nxd5 12.exd5 h6 13.b3 Ne5 14.Nxe5 Bxe5 15.Re1 Re8 16.Bb2 Bd7 17.Qd2 Qf6 18.g3 Rac8 19.a4 Qf3 20.Be4 Qxb3 21.Reb1 Bxg3 22.Ra3 Qb6 23.Bxd4 Bxh2+ 24.Kxh2 Qd6+ 25.Rg3 Rxe4 26.Bxg7 Kh7 27.Rxb7 Rg8 28.Qxh6+ 29.Bxh6 Rxg3 30.Kxg3 Bc8 31.Rc7 Kxh6 32.Rxc8 Rxa4 1/2-1/2

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