World champion Viswanathan Anand opened his account with white pieces on October 21, 2008 in Bonn in the World Championship winning the sixth round game against Russian Vladimir Kramnik in 47 moves. He now leads 4.5-1.5.
Anand, who has scored two wins with black pieces, will have three more whites in the remaining six games. The Indian GM opened with 1.d4 for the third time in three white games. The Nimzo-Indian Defence appeared for the second time in the championship.