Find great photos of both the World Chess Champions at www.chesspics.com

Surely, this was a was a historical event for chess! The then reigning men’s world chess champion and reigning women’s world chess champion met over the chess board the World Blitz Chess Championship, 2009. The YouTube version below is a shortened version of the full game which can be found on the DVD ‘Chess Blitz Fever’ by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. Game Vishwanathan Anand – Alexandra Kosteniuk, World Blitz Championship 2009, Moscow

Viswanathan Anand (2788) – Alexandra Kosteniuk (2517)

Result: 0-1
Site: Moscow RUS
Date: 2009.11.17
[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 e6 3.¤f3 d5 4.¤c3 dxc4 5.e4 ¥b4 6.¥g5 c5 7.e5 cxd4 8.£a4+ ¤c6 9.O-O-O ¥d7 10.¤e4 ¥e7 11.exf6 gxf6 12.¥h4 e5 13.¥xc4 a6 14.£b3 ¤a5 15.¥xf7+ ¢f8 16.£d3 ¥b5 17.£d2 ¢xf7 18.£h6 £c8+ 19.¢b1 £f5 20.¦he1 ¥c6 21.¢a1 ¥xe4 22.¤xd4 exd4 23.¦xd4 ¦ad8 24.¦a4 ¤c6 25.g4 £xg4 26.f3 £g6 27.£f4 ¥c2 28.¦c4 ¥d3 29.¦cc1 ¦he8 30.£c7 ¤e5 31.£xb7 ¦d7 32.£b3+ ¢f8 33.¥g3 £f7 34.£a4 ¥b5 35.£e4 ¤d3 36.¦g1 ¥c5 37.£h4 ¥xg1 38.¦xg1 ¤e5 39.¥f4 ¤g6 40.¥h6+ ¢g8 41.£b4 ¦ed8