Game 15 (Rapid Tie-Break #3 of 4): Gelfand vs. Anand – 2012 FIDE World Chess Championship

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This is game 15 (fifteen) [Rapid Tie-Break #3 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 Slav ECO D12

[Date “2012.05.30”]
[Round “15”]
[White “Gelfand, Boris”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[BlackElo “2799”]
[WhiteElo “2739”]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Bg6 7.Nxg6
hxg6 8.Bd3 Nbd7 9.O-O Bd6 10.h3 O-O 11.Qc2 Qe7 12.Rd1 Rac8 13.c5 Bb8 14.f4 Ne8 15.b4 g5 16.Rb1 f5 17.b5 gxf4 18.exf4 Nef6 19.bxc6 bxc6 20.Ba6 Rc7 21.Be3 Ne4 22.Rb2 g5 23.Rdb1gxf4 24.Bxf4 e5 25.Bxe5 Nxe5 26.Rxb8 Ng6 27.Nxe4 fxe4 28.Qf2 Qg7 29.Kh2 Rcf7 30.Qg3 Nf4 31.R8b3 Qxg3+ 32.Rxg3+ Kh7 33.Rd1 Ne6 34.Be2 Rf2 35.Bg4 Nf4 36.Rb1 Rf7 37.Rb8 Rxa2 38.Rc8 e3 39.Rxe3 Rxg2+ 40.Kh1 Rd2 41.Rxc6 Ne6 42.Rf3 Rxf3 43.Bxf3 Nxd4 44.Rc7+ Kh6 45.Bxd5 Rc2 46.Be4 Rc3 47.Kg2 Kg5 48.Kh2 Nf3+ 49.Bxf3 Rxf3 50.Rxa7 Rc3 51.Rc7 Kf4 52.Rc8 Ke5 53.c6 Kd6 54.h4 Ra3 55.Kg2 Re3 56.h5 Re5 57.h6 Rh5 58.Rh8 Kxc6 59.Rh7 Kd6 1/2-1/2

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