Israeli Chess Master's Eleventh Game in Bid for World Championship Ends in Draw

Score between Israeli Boris Gelfand and Viswanathan Anand of India stands at 5.5:5.5; last classic chess game scheduled for Monday.

Boris Gelfand, the Israeli chess master who is competing for the title of world champion, finished his eleventh game against Viswanathan Anand of India with a draw, on Saturday. This is the ninth draw between the two.

Currently the score is 5.5:5.5. The last classic chess game is scheduled for Monday with Anand playing white.

The game began in Moscow at 02:00 P.M. Israeli time. Gelfand started with the white. This time it was Anand that surprised Gelfand with his opening, costing Gelfand precious time. At a certain stage of the game Anand had a time advantage of over an hour.

Eventually, Gelfand found a way out of his disadvantage. And on the 24th move, Anand offered Gelfand a draw, which he accepted.

If the 12th game also ends in a draw, a series of four 25 minute games will be played to decide the tie. If these matches do not end with a decisive victory, a series of super fast games where each player has a total of five minutes will decide the contest.