The 2008 Anand – Kramnik Times

This article contains the links to the times for the moves of the Anand – Kramnik World Chess Championship Match in Bonn, Germany, from October 14th to October 29th, 2008. Our Agent Chronicle was in place and covered all 11 games:

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The management of time played a significant role in the match, as can be seen in Games 3 and 5. Kramnik responded to new positions successfully, but took a lot of time with his early decisions. As a result, he had to hurry his moves later, made decisive mistakes, and lost both of these game. These two losses turned out to be the margin of defeat at Bonn.

Remember the time factor; it always comes into play in the end, and this match was no exception.

For more on time management at the World Chess Championship level, please view our notes on Fischer – Spassky 1972, which provides information that has been unavailable for 36 years.

Until now.