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The 2008 Anand – Kramnik Times for Game 1

This article lists the times taken for the moves of game 1 of the 2008 World Chess Championship Match between Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik in Bonn, Germany.

Game 1, October 14th, 2008

    Kramnik        Anand
    White          Black
 1. d4    (1:59)   d5    (1:59)
 2. c4    (1:59)   c6    (1:59)
 3. Nc3   (1:59)   Nf6   (1:59)
 4. cxd5  (1:59)   cxd5  (1:59)
 5. Bf4   (1:59)   Nc6   (1:58)
 6. e3    (1:59)   Bf5   (1:57)
 7. Nf3   (1:58)   e6    (1:56)
 8. Qb3   (1:56)   Bb4   (1:54)
 9. Bb5   (1:55)   O-O   (1:53)
10. Bxc6  (1:48)   Bxc3+ (1:52)
11. Qxc3  (1:48)   Rc8   (1:52)
12. Ne5   (1:48)   Ng4   (1:46)
13. Nxg4  (1:41)   Bxg4  (1:46)
14. Qb4   (1:40)   Rxc6  (1:42)
15. Qxb7  (1:36)   Qc8   (1:26)

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The 2008 Anand – Kramnik Times for Game 2

This article lists the times taken for the moves of game 2 of the 2008 Anand – Kramnik World Chess Championship Match.

    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. f3    (1:59)   d5    (1:57)
 5. a3    (1:59)   Bxc3+ (1:57)
 6. bxc3  (1:59)   c5    (1:56)
 7. cxd5  (1:58)   Nxd5  (1:56)
 8. dxc5  (1:58)   f5    (1:54)
 9. Qc2   (1:56)   Nd7   (1:45)

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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:

1        2        3        4        5        6        7        8        9        10      11

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.

 

The 2008 Anand – Kramnik Times for Game 11

This article lists the times taken by Anand and Kramnik for the moves of the 11th and final game of their 2008 World Chess Championship Match in Bonn.  Anand needed a draw to win the match; he got it today.

Game 11, October 29th, 2008

    Anand          Kramnik
    White          Black
 1. e4    (1:59)   c5   (1:58)
 2. Nf3   (1:59)   d6   (1:58)
 3. d4    (1:59)   cxd4 (1:58)
 4. Nxd4  (1:59)   Nf6  (1:58)
 5. Nc3   (1:59)   a6   (1:57)
 6. Bg5   (1:58)   e6   (1:57)
 7. f4    (1:58)   Qc7  (1:56)
 8. Bxf6  (1:56)   gxf6 (1:56)
 9. f5    (1:56)   Qc5  (1:51d)
10. Qd3   (1:42)   Nc6  (1:49)
11. Nb3   (1:38)   Qe5  (1:47d)
12. O-O-O (1:34)   exf5 (1:36d)
13. Qe3   (1:17)   Bg7  (1:11d)

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The 2008 Anand – Kramnik Times for Game 10

This article lists the times taken by Anand and Kramnik for their moves in the 10th game of their 2008 World Chess Championship Match in Bonn.

Kramnik keeps it alive with his first win.

Game 10, October 27th, 2008

    Kramnik        Anand
    White          Black
 1. d4    (1:58)   Nf6   (1:59)
 2. c4    (1:58)   e6    (1:59)
 3. Nc3   (1:58)   Bb4   (1:59)
 4. Nf3   (1:57)   c5    (1:58)
 5. g3    (1:57)   cxd4  (1:58)
 6. Nxd4  (1:56)   O-O   (1:58)
 7. Bg2   (1:56)   d5    (1:58)
 8. cxd5  (1:56)   Nxd5  (1:57)
 9. Qb3   (1:56d)  Qa5   (1:55)
10. Bd2   (1:54)   Nc6   (1:54)
11. Nxc6  (1:54)   bxc6  (1:54)
12. O-O   (1:54)   Bxc3  (1:54)
13. bxc3  (1:54)   Ba6   (1:54)
14. Rfd1  (1:53)   Qc5   (1:53)
15. e4    (1:53)   Bc4   (1:53)
16. Qa4   (1:52)   Nb6   (1:53)
17. Qb4   (1:52)   Qh5   (1:53)
18. Re1   (1:52d)  c5    (1:38)
19. Qa5   (1:51)   Rfc8  (1:34)
20. Be3   (1:51d)  Be2   (1:20)

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The 2008 Anand – Kramnik Times for Game 9

This article lists the times taken by the players in Game 9  of the 2008 World Chess Championship Match between Anand and Kramnik in Bonn.

Game 9, October 26th, 2008

    Anand          Kramnik
    White          Black
 1. d4    (1:59)   d5    (1:59)
 2. c4    (1:59)   e6    (1:59)
 3. Nf3   (1:59)   Nf6   (1:59)
 4. Nc3   (1:58)   c6    (1:59)
 5. Bg5   (1:58)   h6    (1:59)
 6. Bh4   (1:58)   dxc4  (1:58)
 7. e4    (1:58)   g5    (1:58)
 8. Bg3   (1:58)   b5    (1:58)
 9. Be2   (1:58)   Bb7   (1:58)
10. Qc2   (1:57)   Nbd7  (1:57)
11. Rd1   (1:57)   Bb4   (1:47d)
12. Ne5   (1:49)   Qe7   (1:43d)
13. O-O   (1:40)   Nxe5  (1:35)

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The 2008 Anand – Kramnik Times for Game 8

This article lists the times taken for the moves of the 8th game of the 2008 World Chess Championship between Anand and Kramnik in Bonn, Germany.

Game 8, October 24th, 2008

    Kramnik        Anand
    White          Black
 1. d4    (1:59)   Nf6   (1:59)
 2. c4    (1:59)   e6    (1:59)
 3. Nf3   (1:59)   d5    (1:59)
 4. Nc3   (1:58)   dxc4  (1:59)
 5. e4    (1:58)   Bb4   (1:59)
 6. Bg5   (1:57)   c5    (1:58)
 7. Bxc4  (1:57)   cxd4  (1:58)
 8. Nxd4  (1:56)   Qa5   (1:58)
 9. Bb5+  (1:54)   Bd7   (1:57)
10. Bxf6  (1:53)   Bxb5  (1:57)
11. Ndxb5 (1:44d)  gxf6  (1:56)
12. O-O   (1:39)   Nc6   (1:56)
13. a3    (1:27d)  Bxc3  (1:55)
14. Nxc3  (1:25d)  Rg8   (1:43d)

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What if? The Chess Comedy Club in Bonn


Bonn, 2008.
The 12 game 2008 World Chess Championship match is between Viswanathan Anand of India, the titleholder, and challenger Vladimir Kramnik of Russia, a former World Champion, who beat Kasparov in a 16 game match 8 years ago.

After two draws at the start, Anand won game 3, and after another draw, won two in a row, and leads, 4 1/2 to 1 1/2. It was referred to as “a major tragedy in the making” by one of the German commentators.

Up to about 15 years ago, these matches were for 24 games. The shorter length makes it more difficult to catch up after losing a few early games. This is because of the high percentage of draws in chess at the grandmaster level.

Vladimir is sounding discouraged, talking about just winning one game, before considering his chances of winning the match.

Tragedy or comedy? That is the question.

The writers here at CrackTeam.org gave it some thought. The tasteless result is below.

Read at your own risk. You have hereby been warned.

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Ladies and Gentlemen: at the Bonn Chess Comedy Club, from the USA, let’s welcome our guest comedian!”

“Hey, it’s great to be here. Thanks for the welcome. Wow! Thanks for the applause. Thank you.”

“Yeah! A great audience! Thank you, thank you!

“All right! Thank you. Thank you!”

“Hey! If you love me before I even open my mouth, how do I know it’s not just PHYSICAL?”

Th-boomp.

“Bonn’s a crazy town. I came in here, thinking that the big match was too SHORT. The way Kramnik feels right now, he’s thinking the match is too LONG!”

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The 2008 Anand – Kramnik Times for Game 7

This article lists the times taken for the moves of Game 7 of the Anand – Kramnik World Chess Championship Match in Bonn, 2008.

Game 7, October 23rd, 2008

    Anand         Kramnik
    White         Black
 1. d4   (1:59)   d5     (1:59)
 2. c4   (1:59)   c6     (1:59)
 3. Nf3  (1:59)   Nf6    (1:59)
 4. Nc3  (1:59)   dxc4   (1:59)
 5. a4   (1:58)   Bf5    (1:59)
 6. e3   (1:58)   e6     (1:58)
 7. Bxc4 (1:58)   Bb4    (1:58)
 8. O-O  (1:58)   Nbd7   (1:58)
 9. Qe2  (1:57)   Bg6    (1:57)
10. e4   (1:57)   O-O    (1:56)
11. Bd3  (1:57)   Bh5    (1:55)
12. e5   (1:56)   Nd5    (1:54)
13. Nxd5 (1:55)   cxd5   (1:54)
14. Qe3  (1:55)   Re8    (1:54d)
15. Ne1  (1:49)   Bg6    (1:51d)
16. Bxg6 (1:47)   hxg6   (1:45d)
17. Nd3  (1:46d)  Qb6    (1:39d)

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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)

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