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The official website of Anand Gelfand 2012 World Chess Championship match is now available. It present valuable statistics on the two player’s encounters so far.

Anand Gelfand official website statistic

Between 1984 and 2012, Anand played 1496 games: +440-265=791 in tournaments with classical time control. Playing white he scored 68%, and playing black, 56%. Between 1991 and 2012 he played 1224 games in rapid chess and blitz: +527-151=564.

The most productive year of Anand’s career was 1990 when he played 92 classical time control games. He played 86 games both in 1986 and 1987.

Anand’s highest ranking during his career was 2817 (March to September 2011). Vishy was number one in the FIDE rankings eight times, for the first time in April 2007 (ranking 2786).

When playing in world championship matches, Anand has not yet won the top ranking. In 2008 before his match with Kramnik he was 5th; in 2010 before his match with Topalov he was 4th. As of March 1, 2012 the Indian’s ranking was 2799, which puts him in 4th place in the FIDE rankings.

 

Vishy Anand’s major tournament achievements:

Year City Event Place Score
1987 Baguio World Under 20 championship 1 +7-0=6
Frunze International tournament 3 +6-1=6
New Delhi International tournament 2-3 +5-0=6
1988 New Delhi Indian Chess Championship 1 +11-1=8
Thessaloniki Chess Olympiad +5-0=7
1989 Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1-4 +4-2=7
Groningen International tournament 2 +3-1=5
1990 Manila Far East Bank open 1 +8-0=2
Manila Interzonal tournament 3-4 +6-2=5
1991 Madras 1/8 candidates match vs. Dreev +4-1=1
Linares 9th Anibal Linares 9-11 +3-4=6
Brussels 1/4 candidates match vs. Karpov +1-2=5
Tilburg International tournament 3 +6-4=4
1992 Reggio Emilia Reggio Emilia-A 1 +4-1=4
Linares 10th Anibal Linares 5-7 +3-2=8
Linares Match vs. Ivanchuk +3-1=4
Moscow Alekhine Memorial 1-2 +3-1=3
1993 Linares 11th Anibal Linares 2-3 +6-2=5
Monaco 2th Amber blindfold/rapid 1 +10-4=8
Biel Interzonal FIDE tournament 10 +4-1=8
Groningen Interzonal PCA 1-2 +4-0=7
1994 Wijk aan Zee 1/4 FIDE candidates match vs. Yusupov +3-1=3
Monaco 3rd Amber blindfold/rapid 1 +14-2=6
New York 1/4 PCA candidates vs. Romanishin +3-0=4
Sanghi Nagar 1/2 FIDE candidates vs. Kamsky +2-2=4 (0:2)
Linares 1/2 PCA candidates vs. Adams +4-0=3
Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Sicilian 2 +5-2=7
1995 Las Palmas PCA candidates final vs. Kamsky +3-1=7
Riga Tal Memorial 2 +5-1=4
New York World Chess Championship vs. Kasparov +1-4=13
1996 Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 2 +5-2=6
Monaco 5th Amber blindfold/rapid 1 +10-2=10
Dortmund SuperGM 1-2 +5-0=4
Geneva PCA Credit Suisse, final vs. Kasparov 2.5:1.5
Las Palmas International tournament 2 +2-1=7
1997 Monaco 6th Amber blindfold/rapid 1 +11-2=9
Dos Hermanas International tournament 1-2 +3-0=7
Frankfurt Chess Classic, final vs. Karpov 3:1
Biel Credit Suisse 1 +5-1=4
Belgrade Investbank 1-2 +3-0=7
Groningen Knockout world championship, final vs. Adams 5:4
1998 Lausanne FIDE World Chess Championship vs. Karpov +2-2=2 (0:2)
Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1-2 +5-1=7
Linares 15th Anibal Linares 1 +5-1=6
Madrid 7th Magistral 1 +4-0=5
Tilburg Fontys 1 +4-0=7
1999 Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 2 +6-0=7
Linares 16th Anibal Linares 2-3 +3-1=10
2000 Frankfurt Fujitsu Siemens Giants 1 +5-0=5
Dortmund SuperGM 1-2 +4-1=5
Shenyang FIDE World Cup, final vs. Bareev 1.5:0.5
New Delhi World Championship Knockout final vs. Shirov 3.5:0.5
2001 Wijk aan Zee Corus 2 +4-0=9
Moscow World Championship Knockout, semifinals vs. Ivanchuk 1.5:2.5
2002 Dubai FIDE Grand Prix, final vs. Khalifman 2:0
Prague Eurotel Trophy, final vs. Karpov 1.5:0.5
Shenyang FIDE World Cup, final vs. Kasimdzhanov 1.5:0.5
Bastia Corsica Masters, final vs. Karpov 4:2
2003 Wijk aan Zee Corus 1 +4-0=9
Monaco 12th Amber blindfold/rapid 1 +8-1=13
Cap d’Agde Cap d’Agde KO, final vs. Kramnik 1.5:0.5
Bastia Corsica Masters, final vs. Topalov 4:2
2004 Wijk aan Zee Corus 1 +5-1=7
Dortmund Dortmund SuperGM, final vs. Kramnik 2.5:1.5
2005 Wijk aan Zee Corus 2 +4-1=8
Monaco 14th Amber blindfold/rapid 1 +10-1=11
San Luis FIDE World Championship 2-3 +5-2=7
2006 Wijk aan Zee Corus 1-2 +6-1=5
Monaco 15th Amber blindfold/rapid 1-2 +9-2=11
2007 Morelia/Linares Ciudad de Morella/Linares 1 +4-1=9
Mexico City FIDE World Championship 1 +4-0=10
Moscow World Blitz Championship 2 +18-7=13
2008 Morelia/Linares Ciudad de Morella/Linares 1 +4-1=9
Bonn World title match vs. Kramnik +3-1=7
2009 Monaco 18th Amber blindfold/rapid 2-3 +8-3=11
Moscow World Blitz Championship 2 +20-6=16
2010 Sofia World title match, vs. Topalov +3-2=7
Nanking Pearl Spring 3rd 2 +3-1=6
London Chess Classic 2nd 1-3 +2-0=5
2011 Wijk aan Zee Tata Steel 2 +4-0=9
Moscow Botvinnik Memorial 1 +3-0=3

 

Vishy Anand’s ten main rivals:

Opponent Classical Rapid/Blitz
Vladimir Kramnik +8-7=53 +18-9=59
Vassily Ivanchuk +12-6=44 +16-12=32
Veselin Topalov +14-13=31 +14-3=28
Michael Adams +17-4=32 +9-2=9
Garry Kasparov +3-15=29 +5-12=14
Alexei Shirov +15-2=25 +17-4=29
Peter Leko +9-2=27 +15-5=27
Boris Gelfand +6-5=24 +11-1=23
Gata Kamsky +11-7=16 +2-4=6
Anatoly Karpov +9-5=20 +26-7=30

 

Vishy Anand’s three latest results:

City Event Score Place
San Paolo-Bilbao Grand Slam final +2-2=6 3-5th
Moscow 6th Tal Memorial +0-0=9 6th
London 3th Chess Classic +1-1=6 5th

 

BORIS GELFAND

Between 1983 and 2012 Gelfand played 1591 games in classical time control tournaments:  +463-212=916. Playing white he scored 63%, and playing black, 52%. Between 1991 and 2012 he played 878 games in rapid chess and blitz: +300-209=369.

The most productive year of Gelfand’s career was 1996 when he managed to play…104 “classical” games. He played a succession of matches in Wijk aan Zee, Amsterdam, Dos Hermanas, Madrid, Novgorod, Dortmund, Vienna, Yerevan, Tilburg and Groningen, with detours to play in the European Championship final in Berlin, with the German and Austrian leagues.

Gelfand’s highest ranking was 2761 (January 2010). His highest FIDE ranking was fourth place, which Boris held for a year (starting in July 1990) with scores, respectively, of 2724, 2732, 2733 and 2715. Throughout the 1990s he continuously remained in the top 10, and then top 20…Today, with 2727 points, Gelfand is at his all-time low (22nd place) in the rankings for the last 25 years, after being number 10 in October 1987.

 

Boris Gelfand’s major tournament achievements:

Year City Event Place Score
1983 Minsk Sokolsky Memorial 1 +7-0=9
1984 Minsk Belarusian Chess Championship 1 +7-1=5
1985 Smolensk USSR Under 18 Championship 1 +9-2=4
1986 Minsk Warm-up tournament 2-3 +6-2=3
1987 Uzhgorod Young Masters tournament 2-3 +6-2=7
Norilsk Selection for USSR Under 20 Championship 1-4 +3-0=8
Arnhem European Under 21 Championship 1 +11-1=1
1988 Vilnius USSR Under 20 Championship 1-2 +5-0=10
Adelaide World Under 20 Championship 1-4 +7-2=4
Klaipeda 56th USSR Championship (1st league) 1-2 +6-1=9
Arnhem Europe Under 21 Championship 1-2 +10-2=1
1989 Debrecen International tournament 1 +5-1=4
Odessa 56th USSR Championship 2-5 +4-2=9
Mallorca PCA qualifying tournament 1 +6-0=3
1990 Linares 8th Anibal Linares 2 +6-2=3
Dortmund Dortmunder Shachtage 2 +6-0=5
Manila Interzonal tournament 1-2 +5-0=8
Tilburg International tournament 3 +5-3=6
1991 Sarajevo 1/8 candidates match vs. Nikolic +2-2=4 (1.5:0.5)
Munich Munich SKA 2-5 +5-2=6
Brussels 1/4 candidates match vs. Short +2-4=2
Belgrade Investbank 1 +6-2=3
1992 Reggio Emilia Reggio-Emilia-A 2-3 +2-0=7
Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1-2 +4-0=9
Munich Munich SKA 2-3 +4-2=5
Moscow Alekhine Memorial 1-2 +3-1=3
1993 Munich Munich SKA 2 +4-0=7
Biel Interzonal FIDE tournament 1 +5-0=8
Chalkidiki Chalkidiki Afidos 1 +2-0=4
1994 Wijk aan Zee 1/8 FIDE candidates match vs. Adams +3-1=4
Dos Hermanas International tournament 1 +4-0=5
Sanghi Nagar 1/4 FIDE candidates match vs. Kramnik +2-1=5
Cap d’Agde Cap d’Agde KO, final vs. Karpov 4:2
1995 Sanghi Nagar FIDE candidates final vs. Karpov +1-4=4
Belgrade Investbank 1-2 +5-0=6
1996 Dortmund SuperGM 3 +3-0=6
Vienna Vienna Millenium 1-3 +2-0=7
Tilburg Fontys 1-2 +3-0=8
Groningen Koop Tjuchem 2-3 +2-0=9
1997 Polanica-Zdroj Rubinstein Memorial 2 +3-0=6
Groningen Knockout World Championship, 1/4 vs. Anand 0.5:1.5
1998 Polanica-Zdroj Rubinstein Memorial 1 +4-0=5
Cap d’Agde Cap d’Agde KO, final vs. Karpov 2.5:3.5
1999 Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Super 1st 1-3 +4-0=5
Malmo Sigeman & Co 1 +5-0=4
Las Vegas Knockout World Championship, 1/16 vs. Khalifman 1.5:2.5
Pamplona 10 Ciudad de Pamplona 2-3 +4-1=4
2000 Haifa Wydra Memorial Rapid 2-3 +6-2-6
Polanica-Zdroj Rubinstein Memorial 1 +4-0=5
Shenyang FIDE World Championship, 1/2 vs. Anand 2.5:3.5
New Delhi Knockout World Championship, 1/16 vs. Shirov 1.5:2.5
2001 Astana International tournament 3 +2-1=7
Portoroz Vidmar Memorial 2 +3-0=6
Moscow Knockout World Championship, 1/4 vs. Svidler 2.5:3.5
2002 Cannes NAO Masters 1-2 +3-0=6
Dortmund Einstein Candidates Tournament, 3rd place +1-2=3
2003 Enghien-les-Bains International tournament 3-4 +4-2=3
2004 Bermuda International tournament 2 +4-1=5
Pamplona 14 Ciudad de Pamplona 1 +4-0=3
2005 Bermuda International tournament 1-2 +2-0=8
Biel Int. Festival GM 1-2 +2-0=8
Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE World Cup, 1/4 vs. Bareev 1.5:2.5
2006 Rishon LeZion 2nd World Blitz Championship 5-6 +8-4=3
Moscow 1st Tal Memorial 4 +2-1=6
2007 Elista 1/4 candidates match vs. Kasimdzhanov +0-0=6 (3:1)
Elista 1/2 candidates match vs. Kamsky +2-0=3
Mexico City FIDE World Championship 2-3 +3-1=11
2008 Moscow 2nd Tal Memorial 2-5 +1-0=8
2009 Odessa ACP World Cup, final vs. Svidler 3:1
Basna Kings Tournament 2 +2-0=8
Jermuk FIDE Grand Prix 2-3 +5-2=6
Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE World Cup, final vs. Ponomarev 7:5
2010 Basna Kings Tournament 2-3 +3-2=5
Amsterdam NH Chess Hotel 5th 1 +4-0=6
2011 Kazan 1/4 candidates match vs. Mamedyarov +1-0=3
Kazan 1/2 candidates match vs. Kamsky +0-0=4 (4:3)
Kazan Candidates final vs. Grishchuk +1-0=5

 

Boris Gelfand’s ten main rivals:

Opponent Classical Rapid/Blitz
Vasily Ivanchuk +7-9=36 +8-15=16
Alexei Shirov +14-11=24 +2-11=11
Vladimir Kramnik +3-6=31 +5-12=17
Vishy Anand +5-6=24 +1-11=23
Michael Adams +8-5=20 +1-2=7
Gata Kamsky +6-3=21 +5-3=7
Anatoly Karpov +3-7=18 +11-9=11
Veselin Topalov +3-9=16 +5-6=13
Peter Svidler +5-5=19 +5-10=17
Alexander Grishchuk +5-4=17 +2-9=14

 

Boris Gelfand’s three latest results:

City Event Score Place
Rogaska Slatina European Club Cup (1 board) +1-1=2
Moscow 6th Tal Memorial +0-2=7 9th
Wijk aan Zee 74th Tata Steel +2-5=6 10th

 

ALL GAMES

Classical chess.  The two men played 35 games with classical time control. The first game ended in a draw, after which Gelfand dominated, winning 4 games in a row playing white. In 1993 Boris scored his 5th and last victory, and he has not since defeated Vishy. In the 1997 FIDE Knockout Championship, the Indian drew head-to-head; nine years later he gained the lead by 6:5 in Wijk aan Zee in 2006.
The hardest-fought year for them was 1997, with Boris and Vishy playing 8 games. Between 2000 and 2004 they did not play even once. The average duration of the games is 32 moves… In the 25 tournaments in which Anand and Gelfand both played, the Indian outperformed Gelfand.


Year City Game Open. Moves A. G. Score
1989 Moscow Anand – Gelfand 1/2 B92 22 97 19 +0-0=1
1990 Manila (IZ) Gelfand – Anand 1-0 B38 53 4 1 +0-1=1
1991 Linares Gelfand – Anand 1-0 A26 62 10 12 +0-2=1
1991 Munich Gelfand – Anand 1-0 E32 59 7 5 +0-3=1
1992 Reggio Emilia Anand – Gelfand 1/2 B23 44 1 2 +0-3=2
1992 Linares Anand – Gelfand 1/2 B74 33 5 7 +0-3=3
1992 Moscow Gelfand – Anand 1-0 E01 37 2 1 +0-4=3
1993 Linares Gelfand – Anand 0-1 D20 40 3 13 +1-4=3
1993 Biel (IZ) Gelfand – Anand 1-0 D47 29 10 1 +1-5=3
1994 Linares Anand – Gelfand 1/2 B80 44 9 11 +1-5=4
1996 Wijk aan Zee Anand – Gelfand 1-0 B23 25 2 11 +2-5=4
1996 Amsterdam Gelfand – Anand 1/2 D02 52 4 8 +2-5=5
1996 Dos Hermanas Anand – Gelfand 1-0 B90 42 3 7 +3-5=5
1996 Dortmund Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E14 23 2 3 +3-5=6
1997 Linares Gelfand – Anand 1/2 D27 27 6 8 +3-5=7
1997 Dos Hermanas Anand – Gelfand 1/2 B92 23 1 6 +3-5=8
1997 Dortmund Anand – Gelfand 1/2 E97 46 2 6 +3-5=9
1997 Biel Anand – Gelfand 1-0 B90 37 1 3 +4-5=9
1997 Biel Gelfand – Anand 1/2 D27 32 1 3 +4-5=10
1997 Belgrade Gelfand – Anand 1/2 A29 20 2 5 +4-5=11
1997 Groningen (KO) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 D46 15 F 1/4 +4-5=12
1997 Groningen (KO) Anand – Gelfand 1-0 B50 37 F 1/4 +5-5=12
1998 Wijk aan Zee Gelfand – Anand 1/2 D47 30 2 8 +5-5=13
1999 Dos Hermanas Anand – Gelfand 1/2 E18 18 8 5 +5-5=14
2000 Shenyang (KM) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E15 21 C 1/2 +5-5=15
2000 Shenyang (KM) Anand – Gelfand 1/2 B90 21 C 1/2 +5-5=16
2004 Calvia (OL) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E05 18 +5-5=17
2006 Wijk aan Zee Anand – Gelfand 1-0 B90 66 1 5 +6-5=17
2006 Turin (OL) Anand – Gelfand 1/2 B80 23 +6-5=18
2007 Dortmund Gelfand – Anand 1/2 D45 21 4 7 +6-5=19
2007 Mexico City (WC) Anand – Gelfand 1/2 C42 22 1 2 +6-5=20
2007 Mexico City (WC) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E05 20 1 2 +6-5=21
2008 Wijk aan Zee Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E05 25 3 13 +6-5=22
2009 Moscow Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E05 28 5 6 +6-5=23
2011 Moscow Gelfand – Anand 1/2 D37 29 6 9 +6-5=24

 

Rapid chess. Anand confirms his status as rapid chess king: he never lost a game against Gelfand until they traded victories in Monaco in 2008. Vishy and Boris played only one tie break in the 2000 World Cup, the Indian only gaining an edge in “Armageddon”. The lion’s share of the games was played in Monaco.

 

Year City Game Open. Moves A. G. Score
1998 Haifa Anand – Gelfand 1-0 B80 43 +1-0=0
1999 Monaco (bl) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 A39 28 10 8 +1-0=1
1999 Monaco Anand – Gelfand 1-0 B92 38 1 10 +2-0=1
2000 Haifa Gelfand – Anand 1/2 D18 22 1 2 +2-0=2
2000 Haifa Anand – Gelfand 1-0 B90 45 1 2 +3-0=2
2000 Monaco (blind) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 D45 37 3 5 +3-0=3
2000 Monaco Anand – Gelfand 1/2 B80 33 7 5 +3-0=4
2000 Shenyang (KM) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E05 38 Ч 1/2 +3-0=5
2000 Shenyang (KM) Anand – Gelfand 1/2 B80 32 Ч 1/2 +3-0=6
2000 Shenyang (KM) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E42 17 Ч 1/2 +3-0=7
2000 Shenyang (KM) Anand – Gelfand 1/2 E48 44 Ч 1/2 +3-0=8
2001 Monaco (blind) Anand – Gelfand 1-0 B90 42 3 11 +4-0=8
2001 Monaco Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E05 27 4 1 +4-0=9
2003 Monaco (blind) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E15 36 3 4 +4-0=10
2003 Monaco Anand – Gelfand 1/2 B90 59 2 7 +4-0=11
2004 Monaco (blind) Anand – Gelfand 1-0 C42 55 5 11 +5-0=11
2004 Monaco Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E05 29 1 9 +5-0=12
2004 Moscow Anand – Gelfand 1/2 С42 30 +5-0=13
2005 Monaco (blind) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E15 19 1 8 +5-0=14
2005 Monaco Anand – Gelfand 1/2 C42 18 1 10 +5-0=15
2006 Monaco (blind) Anand – Gelfand 1-0 C42 51 2 6 +6-0=15
2006 Monaco Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E15 24 1 10 +6-0=16
2007 Monaco (blind) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E15 19 8 3 +6-0=17
2007 Monaco Anand – Gelfand 1/2 C10 22 1 8 +6-0=18
2008 Monaco (blind) Gelfand – Anand 0-1 D47 31 6 12 +7-0=18
2008 Monaco Anand – Gelfand 0-1 D11 29 8 3 +7-1=18
2011 Monaco (blind) Anand – Gelfand 1/2 D43 58 2 5 +7-1=19
2011 Monaco Gelfand – Anand 0-1 E42 53 5 10 +8-1=19

 

Blitz. Five out of seven blitz games between the two were played in world championships in Rishon LeZion and Moscow. In all three tournaments, Anand placed higher than Gelfand. Boris has yet to score a single victory over Vishy in blitz.

 

Year City Game Open. Moves A. G. Score
1994 Munich Anand – Gelfand 1/2 B80 20 +0-0=1
2000 Shenyang (KM) Anand – Gelfand 1-0 E15 41 C 1/2 +1-0=1
2006 Rishon LeZion Anand – Gelfand 1/2 C10 48 4 6 +1-0=2
2007 Moscow (WC) Gelfand – Anand 0-1 D15 38 2 15 +2-0=2
2007 Moscow (WC) Anand – Gelfand 1-0 E04 35 2 15 +3-0=2
2009 Moscow (WC) Gelfand – Anand 1/2 E14 62 2 17 +3-0=3
2009 Moscow (WC) Anand – Gelfand 1/2 C10 128 2 17 +3-0=4

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