Valuable Lessons from the 2008 World Championship Match between Anand and Kramnik
The 2008 World Championship match between Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik was an important event, finally consolidating the “Undisputed World Champion” title. This is the whole story, as told by Anand’s head coach at the time, Peter Heine Nielsen, and Laurent Fressinet, one of Kramnik’s coaches in the match.
The goal of this course is to take a peek behind the curtains of a Chess World Championship match.
You will learn everything about preparation, the games, the stories behind the games – it’s all here.
Is this course for me?
The whole point of this almost 10 hour video series is to learn how important chess games are prepared, played and analyzed.
Apart from the obvious historic value of this course, there are several lessons of great relevance for your game.
After you finish this course you will also have a much better understanding of the psychological side of any chess game and you will be able to use this new information for your benefit.
A little bit of history
This edition of the World Chess Championship took place in Bonn, Germany, from October 14th to October 29th.
Vladimir Kramnik was the previous World Champion at the time and was trying to steal the World Championship title from Vishy Anand.
It was a twelve games match and the winner would become the reigning Chess World Champion.
Before this match both players had faced each other 51 times, with 6 wins for Kramnik, 4 wins for Anand and 41 draws.
- A brief history of chess in the 2000s
- Non-chess preparation
- Anand prep
- Kramnik prep
- Game 1
- Game 2
- Game 3
- Game 4
- Game 5
- Game 6
- Game 7
- Game 8
- Game 9
- Game 10
- Game 11
- After Bonn