July 22, 2021 / Elke Maurer

Chess match with Christian Hesse

Last week the Chess Days took place in Dortmund. In the chess match between the two former world champions Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik, Christian Hesse was allowed to make the symbolic opening move in the fourth match game.
[Picture: Alex Balko]

Christian Hesse has been friends with both former World Champions for many years, since their respective times as World Champions, and has also played a strongly contested draw game against Anand.

Kramnik and Hesse
Kramnik and Hesse (Moscow, Nov. 2005, Tretyakov Gallery)

Hesse at the symbolic opening move - article in German

Hesse and Anand
Hesse and Anand after her draw game (Zurich, Nov. 2010)
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