Anand will have white in game 1. The first game will start at 6 am Texas time / 7 am NY time. I happen to know both Vishy and Boris very well as they are from my generation. We competed against each other many times over the years. I also know the sponsor, Andrey Filatov, very well as he and Boris Gelfand graduated from the same university with me in Minsk.
This year, in addition to this blog, I will provide some commentary on facebook http://www.facebook.com/polgarchess and twitter https://twitter.com/SusanPolgar. I believe this will be a very interesting match as both players are seasoned world class veterans.
Spread the news and join me for the commentary. Hope you will enjoy the match 🙂 Any prediction for game 1?