India-Israel Chess match 2012

India-Israel Chess match 2012

  •   The India-Israel Chess match 2012
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    The India-Israel Chess match, organized by the All India Chess Federation under the aegis of World Chess Federation with the support of Embassy of Israel in New Delhi, is taking place at Airport Authority of India Officers’ Institute, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi from 02 Apr 12 to 04 Apr 12.
    The year 2012 is special for both India and Israel as far as the game of Chess goes. From May 10th this year, first sons in Chess from both countries – Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand – will battle it out for the ultimate title of the world champion in Moscow.

    This match is being organized as a curtain raiser to the World Championship.

    The unique match will be played over three days and both the countries have decided to field competitive teams. The Indian team will be spearheaded by Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran the second highest rated player in the country after Anand. Grandmaster and current National Champion Abhijeet Gupta, Grandmaster B Adhiban and Grandmaster G N Gopal complete the Indian line up.

    From Israel, famous and highly regarded Grandmaster Illya Smirin will don the top board and he will be assisted by Grandmaster Tal Baron, Grandmaster Vitaly Golod and Gil Popliski.

    The match will be spread over four rounds and each player in the match. The blindfold will be played with the player only able to see the last move played by his opponent.
    Apart from the blitz games, both blind fold and rapid games will have an identical time control of 25 minutes for the entire game with a ten second increment after every move is played. The blitz games will have three minutes with an increment of two seconds per move.

    The match is likely to be followed the world over through the world wide web. All the games will be beamed live through the internet.