World Chess Championship Draws to a Close

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200410096001200410096001Today could be the final game in the 2008 World Chess Championship. Defending champion, Viswanathan Anand leads Vladimir Kramnik 6.0-4.0 after ten games, including six draws. Tuesday, Kramnik won in just 29 moves to hold off Anand and prolong the tournament for at least one more day. A draw would have given Anand his second straight championship. The former champion, Kramnik, must win the next two games to force a tiebreaker.

Chess product retailer, House of Staunton, has free, live coverage on their site. They have also made commentary available from various Grandmasters on the Anand-Kramnik games, courtesy of the Internet Chess Club.Wednesday’s game begins at 10 AM EST.

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