Israeli Chess Master Ties World Champion for Eighth Time

After the game ended in a draw, it is likely that a winner will be crowned through a tiebreaker match.

Boris Gelfand, the Israeli chess master who is competing for the title of world champion, finished his tenth game with a draw.

His next game against defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India, will take place this coming Monday, when Gelfand will be playing white.

In the tenth game, Gelfand played a very accurate defense after opening with black pieces. The Grandmaster carried out a new tactical move in the beginning of the match, catching Anand by surprise.

After the game ended in a draw, it is highly likely that a winner will be crowned through a tiebreaker match. And although the world champion is certainly considered the favorite, he has not yet proven that he can defeat Gelfand.

The tiebreakers after that include two games of five-minute speed chess, then four games of speed chess and finally a draw for one last game. The won who draws white would get five minutes, and black four minutes. If that ends in a draw, black would be declared champion. 

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