Game 2 of the 2012 World Chess Championship match between champion Viswanathan Anand and challenger Boris Gelfand finished in a draw. Like the first game, it was a short draw, ending in just 25 moves. Anand played a sort of Chebanenko/Semi-Slav hybrid and managed to equalize (or achieve something near enough to it) with a small but nice novelty on move 14. Anand's new move gave Gelfand the chance to transposed to a 2011 game between Goganov and Rublevsky. but without allowing him the chance to improve on Goganov's play given the original move order. Gelfand had a token edge for a few moves, but couldn't make anything of it and decided to call it a day.
Sunday will be a rest day, and then games 3 and 4 will take place on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
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