2008 World Chess Championship
Viswanathan Anand (India) vs. Vladimir Kramnik (Russia)
Bonn, Germany
October 14 - October 29, 2008

Conditions:
Best of 12 Games.  This was a Title Defense between Anand, winner of the 2007 Mexico City Championship 
Tournament, and Kramnik, the defending champion in that tournament.  In the event of a 6-6 tie, a 4 game series of G/25+10 Rapids Games was to be played.  If this series ended in a tie, 5 pairs of Blitz games were to be played at a 5/3 time control.  If this series ended in a tie, an Armageddon game was to be played, in which White had odds of 5 minutes to 4 (with no increment), but in which Black had draw odds.




Bonn, 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Score
Anand 1 1 1 0 6
Kramnik 1 1 1 1 4
NOTE: Result:  Viswanathan Anand retains the World Title.

  • Anand's FIDE rating going into the match was 27??, Kramnik's was 27??.