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Boris Gelfand film showing in Toronto


DAVID COHEN | Toronto, ON | 2014/04/26


Album 61

Canadian Premiere
COUNTRY: Israel
YEAR: 2013
LANGUAGE: Russian / Hebrew / English
SUBTITLES: English
RUNNING TIME: 70 MIN
DIRECTOR: Halil Efrat

May 7 – 3:30PM Empress Walk
May 4 – 5:30PM Koffler House

Filmmaker Halil Efrat turns a chess competition into a moving and suspenseful spectacle where so much is at stake. Album 61 chronicles a twenty-day World Chess Championship through the eyes of one of its main competitors, Boris Gelfand, a Russian immigrant now living in Israel. Boris has spent his entire life getting ready for this moment. He was raised to become a champion since the age of six. At its heart, the film is a tender story about family relationships, as Boris’s father had to live his own dreams through his son under the Soviet regime. Efrat won the Best Documentary Director prize at last year’s Jerusalem Film Festival.

Watch the trailer. (The video ends abruptly; it’s not clear whether that’s intentional.)

Check listing and ticket info.

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World Championship Match starts this May

2012 WCC in Moscow, May 10-31

The World Chess Championship will take place May 10-31 in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia. Boris Gelfand will challenge World Champion, Viswanathan Anand, for the title in a 12-game match.

The prize fund for the match is $2.55 million: 60% to the winner and 40% to the loser.

While Anand is currently ranked 4th in the world by FIDE rating, Gelfand, who won the right to be official challenger in the 2011 Candidates Matches, is currently ranked 22nd. Anand is therefore a heavy favourite to win the match.

Anand has been the undisputed World Champion since 2007. He successfully defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008, and against Veselin Topalov in 2010.

With the Moscow 2012 match a little more than a month away, the official site is up and running, and a new logo has been approved:

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Gelfand Wins Candidates Matches at Kazan

FIDE Candidates Matches 2011 in Kazan

Opening Ceremonies at the 2011 Candidates Matches in Kazan

The Candidates Matches opened May 3 in Kazan, Russia. The winner of these knockout matches will challenge Viswanathan Anand for the World Chess Championship in a 12-game match in 2012.

Two of the quarter-final matches ended May 9 with rapid and blitz tie breaks, where Alexander Grischuk and Vladimir Kramnik, prevailed, to play each other in the semi-finals. The other semi-final match had Gata Kamsky facing Boris Gelfand.

Both semi-final matches went to blitz tie-break on May 16, and Israeli Boris Gelfand faced Russian Alexander Grischuk in the finals. After five draws, Gelfand won game 6 to become the new contender for the chess crown.

Boris Gelfand (ISR)

Check out the official FIDE site. Also, check out GM Sergei Shipov’s entertaining commentary on the games (translated from Russian).

Final Match
(best of 6)
Score
4 Gelfand (ISR) 3.5
6 Grischuk (RUS) 2.5
Grischuk-Gelfand, Candidates 2011

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 3 Game 6 (Wednesday May 23)
* Get the .pgn game file for final game 6.
Boris Gelfand (2733) – Alexander Grischuk (2747) :: 1-0

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 3 Game 5 (Tuesday May 24)
* Get the .pgn game file for final game 5.
Alexander Grischuk (2747) – Boris Gelfand (2733) :: ½-½

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 3 Game 4 (Monday May 23)
* Get the .pgn game file for final game 4.
Boris Gelfand (2733) – Alexander Grischuk (2747) :: ½-½

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 3 Game 3 (Saturday May 21)
* Get the .pgn game file for final game 3.
Alexander Grischuk (2747) – Boris Gelfand (2733) :: ½-½

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 3 Game 2 (Friday May 20)
* Get the .pgn game file for final game 2.
Boris Gelfand (2733) – Alexander Grischuk (2747) :: ½-½

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 3 Game 1 (Thursday May 19)
* Get the .pgn game file for final game 1.
Alexander Grischuk (2747) – Boris Gelfand (2733) :: ½-½

Semi-final Matches
(best of 4)
Score
8 Kamsky (USA) 2.0
4 Gelfand (ISR) 2.0
6 Grischuk (RUS) 2.0
2 Kramnik (RUS) 2.0

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 2 Tie-break (Monday May 16)
* Get the .pgn game file for the semi-final tie-break games.
Gata Kamsky (2732) – Boris Gelfand (2733) :: 2.0-2.0 rapid, 0-2 blitz
Alexander Grischuk (2747) – Vladimir Kramnik (2785) :: 2.0-2.0 rapid, 1.5-0.5 blitz

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 2 Game 4 Sunday May 15)
* Get the .pgn game file for semi-final game 4.
Boris Gelfand (2733) – Gata Kamsky (2732) :: ½-½
Vladimir Kramnik (2785) – Alexander Grischuk (2747) :: ½-½

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 2 Game 3 (Saturday May 14)
* Get the .pgn game file for semi-final game 3.
Gata Kamsky (2732) – Boris Gelfand (2733) :: ½-½
Alexander Grischuk (2747) – Vladimir Kramnik (2785) :: ½-½

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 2 Game 2 (Friday May 13)
* Get the .pgn game file for semi-final game 2.
Boris Gelfand (2733) – Gata Kamsky (2732) :: ½-½
Vladimir Kramnik (2785) – Alexander Grischuk (2747) :: ½-½

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 2 Game 1 (Thursday May 12)
* Get the .pgn game file for semi-final game 1.
Gata Kamsky (2732) – Boris Gelfand (2733) :: ½-½
Alexander Grischuk (2747) – Vladimir Kramnik (2785) :: ½-½

Quarter-final Matches
(best of 4)
Score
1 Topalov (BUL) 1.5
8 Kamsky (USA) 2.5
4 Gelfand (ISR) 2.5
5 Mamedyarov (AZE) 1.5
3 Aronian (ARM) 2.0
6 Grischuk (RUS) 2.0
2 Kramnik (RUS) 2.0
7 Radjabov (AZE) 2.0

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 1 tie break (Monday May 9)
* Get the .pgn game file for the round 1 tie break.
Alexander Grischuk (2747) – Levon Aronian (2808) :: 2.5-1.5 in rapid match
Vladimir Kramnik (2785) – Teimour Radjabov (2744) :: 2.0-2.0 rapid, 2.5-1.5 blitz

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 1 Game 4 (Sunday May 8.)
* Get the .pgn game file for round 1 game 4.
Veselin Topalov (2775) – Gata Kamsky (2732) :: ½-½
Boris Gelfand (2733) – Shak. Mamedyarov (2772) :: ½-½
Alexander Grischuk (2747) – Levon Aronian (2808) :: ½-½
Vladimir Kramnik (2785) – Teimour Radjabov (2744) :: ½-½

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 1 Game 3 (Saturday May 7)
* Get the .pgn game file for round 1 game 3.
Gata Kamsky (2732) – Veselin Topalov (2775) :: ½-½
Shak. Mamedyarov (2772) – Boris Gelfand (2733) :: 0-1
Levon Aronian (2808) – Alexander Grischuk (2747) :: ½-½
Teimour Radjabov (2744) – Vladimir Kramnik (2785) :: ½-½

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 1 Game 2 (Friday May 6)
* Get the .pgn game file for round 1 game 2.
Veselin Topalov (2775) – Gata Kamsky (2732) :: 0-1
Boris Gelfand (2733) – Shak. Mamedyarov (2772) :: ½-½
Alexander Grischuk (2747) – Levon Aronian (2808) :: ½-½
Vladimir Kramnik (2785) – Teimour Radjabov (2744) :: ½-½

Candidates Matches 2011 – Round 1 Game 1 (Thursday May 5)

* Get the .pgn game file for round 1 game 1.
Gata Kamsky (2732) – Veselin Topalov (2775) :: ½-½
Shak. Mamedyarov (2772) – Boris Gelfand (2733) :: ½-½
Levon Aronian (2808) – Alexander Grischuk (2747) :: ½-½
Teimour Radjabov (2744) – Vladimir Kramnik (2785) :: ½-½

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