Posted in April 2010

Anand Wins Game 4, Takes the Lead 2½-1½

Another Catalan that sees Anand sacrifice a knight on h6 with a strong attack. This should be a fun one to analyze! Tournament: Anand-Topalov 2010 Location: Sofia, Bulgaria Round: 04 White: Anand, V Black: Topalov, V Date: Wed Apr 28 2010 Result: 1-0 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 a5 7. Qc2 Bxd2+ 8. … Continue reading

Anand-Topalov Game 3 is a Draw

Game 3 of the World Chess Championship Match between Anand and Topalov has ended in a draw by repetition. Tournament: Anand-Topalov 2010 Location: Sofia, Bulgaria Round: 03 White: Topalov, V Black: Anand, V Date: Tue Apr 27 2010 Result: ½-½ 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 e6 7. f3 c5 8. e4 Bg6 9. Be3 cxd4 10. Qxd4 Qxd4 11. Bxd4 Nfd7 12. … Continue reading

Anand-Topalov Schedule

I’m posting the schedule of the Anand-Topalov match using Eastern Standard Time. The official website lists times in EEST and UTC. I figured I’d make it easy and post the times using EST here. Anand-Topalov Match Schedule (times are Eastern Standard Time): April 21 – 11:00 AM – Official opening April 24 – 10:00 AM – Game … Continue reading

Anand-Topalov Game #2

Anand Wins Game #2 of the match. 2010 World Championship, Sofia, White: Anand Black: Topalov 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.Ne5 c5 7.Na3 cxd4 8.Naxc4 Bc5 9.O-O O-O 10.Bd2 Nd5 11.Rc1 Nd7 12.Nd3 Ba7 13.Ba5 Qe7 14.Qb3 Rb8 15.Qa3 Qxa3 16.bxa3 N7f6 17.Nce5 Re8 18.Rc2 b6 19.Bd2 Bb7 20.Rfc1 Rbd8 … Continue reading

Anand-Topalov Game #1

Topalov wins the first game of the World Championship Match against Anand. Topalov had the white pieces and the opening was an Exchange Grünfeld. 2010 World Championship, Sofia White: Topalov, Veselin Black: Anand, Vishy 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 O-O 10.O-O Na5 11.Bd3 … Continue reading