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The Battle of Bonn: Inside the Anand-Kramnik match L. Fressinet | J. Gustafsson | P.H. Nielsen

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The 2008 World Championship match between Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik was an important event, finally consolidating the "Undisputed World Champion" title.
We bring you 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.


Take a peek behind the curtains of a Chess World Championship match. Preparation, the games, the stories behind the games - all here.

Additional information about the video

Peter, Jan and Laurent explain what the series will be about.


  • Intro

    01:45 min
  • A brief history of chess in the 2000s

    52:47 min
  • Non-chess preparation

    42:55 min
  • Anand prep

    39:53 min
  • Kramnik prep

    27:50 min
  • Game 1

    23:32 min
  • Game 2

    33:40 min
  • Game 3

    32:55 min
  • Game 4

    21:40 min
  • Game 5

    52:39 min
  • Game 6

    50:57 min
  • Game 7

    20:03 min
  • Game 8

    31:24 min
  • Game 9

    28:24 min
  • Game 10

    39:33 min
  • Game 11

    50:04 min
  • After Bonn

    40:56 min
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