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 b6 12.Qd2 e5 13.Bh6 cxd4 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.cxd4 exd4 16.Rac1 Qd6 17.f4 f6 18.f5 Qe5 19.Nf4 g5 20.Nh5+ Kg8 21.h4 h6 22.hxg5 hxg5 23.Rf3 Kf7 24.Nxf6 Kxf6 25.Rh3 Rg8 26.Rh6+ Kf7 27.Rh7+ Ke8 28.Rcc7 Kd8 29.Bb5 Qxe4 30.Rxc8+ 1-0

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View commentary/analysis at:
USChess – http://main.uschess.org/content/view/10346/585/
Chessbase: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6278
Chessdom – http://www.chessdom.com/topalov-anand-2010/topalov-anand-game-1-live
ChessBomb – http://chessbomb.com/o/2010-wcc/01-Topalov_V-Anand_V/
ChessVibes:  http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/world-championship-g1/

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