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  5/28/2012, Sivan 7, 5772

Deciding Chess Game Could be Must-Win for Israeli


The 12th regularly-scheduled game of the 2012 World Chess Championship is scheduled for Monday in Moscow. Nine of the 11 previous matches have ended in draws, with Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand picking up the first victory in the seventh game and defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India responding with a win in the next match.

If Monday's game ends in a tie, the players will engage in tiebreaker matches with increasingly shorter time limits, as needed, on Wednesday. If the matches reach the five-minute "blitz" stage, experts give the advantage to Anand.