Belarus-born Israeli Boris Gelfand goes up against title holder Viswanathan Anand of India in the 2012 World Chess Championship, Friday in Moscow. The 12-match series is scheduled to last until the end of the month.
In head-to-head competition, Anand - ranked 4th in the world - has a 6-5 edge with 24 draws in 35 games, winning five against ten draws when he has the white players. The 20th-rated Gelfand has won five out of six against 14 draws when he has gone first. His last win against Anand was in 1993.