The match is not over yet, tie-break fast games in two days. Here is a quick analysis of the 12 game match where there was standard time control:
1 win for Anand, 1 win for Gelfand
10 draws out of 12 games
83% of all games ending in a draw
d4, Nf6 opening used 5 times (Grunfeld, Nimzo-Indian)
d4, d5 opening used 4 times (Slav, Semi-slav)
e4, c5 opening used 3 times (Sicilian defence)
During one of the press conferences, Boris Gelfand was asked about an innovative move at move #5. His response was something like, "yes, that was very surprising; usually we are on book and don't make innovative moves until about move number 25 and sometimes not even until move number 40".
Looking at the first moves for Black and White, there are only 3 different variations in the entire match. Do we want a memory contest or a chess contest?
I think it is time for a variant, such as Fischer960 where there are 960 different possible starting positions or better yet my version, D-Chess
where there are over 8.2 million possible starting positions and only one game needs to be played.