The 2008 Anand – Kramnik Times for Game 6

This article lists the times taken for the moves of Game 6 of the 2008 match between Anand and Kramnik for the World Chess Championship.

Game 6, October 21, 2008

    Anand          Kramnik
    White          Black
 1. d4    (1:59)   Nf6   (1:59)
 2. c4    (1:59)   e6    (1:59)
 3. Nc3   (1:59)   Bb4   (1:59)
 4. Qc2   (1:59)   d5    (1:59)
 5. cxd5  (1:59)   Qxd5  (1:58)
 6. Nf3   (1:58)   Qf5   (1:58)
 7. Qb3   (1:57)   Nc6   (1:58d)
 8. Bd2   (1:56)   O-O   (1:54)
 9. h3    (1:55)   b6    (1:47d)
10. g4    (1:45)   Qa5   (1:45d)
11. Rc1   (1:28)   Bb7   (1:41d)
12. a3    (1:15)   Bxc3  (1:40)

13. Bxc3  (1:15)   Qd5   (1:39)
14. Qxd5  (1:14)   Nxd5  (1:39)
15. Bd2   (1:14)   Nf6   (1:33d)
16. Rg1   (1:12)   Rac8  (1:23d)
17. Bg2   (1:03)   Ne7   (1:21)
18. Bb4   (0:59)   c5    (1:10)
19. dxc5  (0:59)   Rfd8  (0:54d)
20. Ne5   (0:54)   Bxg2  (0:53)
21. Rxg2  (0:54)   bxc5  (0:35d)
22. Rxc5  (0:49)   Ne4   (0:33)
23. Rxc8  (0:46)   Rxc8  (0:32)
24. Nd3   (0:46)   Nd5   (0:31d)
25. Bd2   (0:43)   Rc2   (0:24)
26. Bc1   (0:42)   f5    (0:20)
27. Kd1   (0:40)   Rc8   (0:19)
28. f3    (0:38)   Nd6   (0:19d)
29. Ke1   (0:30)   a5    (0:16)
30. e3    (0:29)   e5    (0:16)
31. gxf5  (0:27)   e4    (0:16)
32. fxe4  (0:27)   Nxe4  (0:16d)
33. Bd2   (0:22)   a4    (0:14)
34. Nf2   (0:21)   Nd6   (0:12)
35. Rg4   (0:19)   Nc4   (0:10)
36. e4    (0:17)   Nf6   (7m40s)
37. Rg3   (0:16)   Nxb2  (7m17s)
38. e5    (0:11)   Nd5   (6m41s)
39. f6    (8m59s)  Kf7   (1m29s)
40. Ne4   (1:05)   Nc4   (1:00d)
41. fxg7  (1:01d)  Kg8   (0:55d)
42. Rd3   (0:53)   Ndb6  (0:54)
43. Bh6   (0:52)   Nxe5  (0:54)
44. Nf6+  (0:51)   Kf7   (0:54)
45. Rc3   (0:51)   Rxc3  (0:53)
46. g8=Q+ (0:51)   Kxf6  (0:53)
47. Bg7+  (0:50)   1-0   (0:53)

(8m59s) indicates 8 minutes and 59 seconds.

The letter ‘d’ with the time notation indicates that the player departed from the board immediately after making his move.

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After this game, Kramnik was three games behind after only 6 games played. Tragedy or comedy? One tasteless reaction.

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