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. Qxd2 c6 9. a4 b5 10. Na3 Bd7 11. Ne5 Nd5 12. e4 Nb4 13. O-O O-O 14. Rfd1 Be8 15. d5 Qd6 16. Ng4 Qc5 17. Ne3 N8a6 18. dxc6 bxa4 19. Naxc4 Bxc6 20. Rac1 h6 21. Nd6 Qa7 22. Ng4 Rad8 23. Nxh6+ gxh6 24. Qxh6 f6 25. e5 Bxg2 26. exf6 Rxd6 27. Rxd6 Be4 28. Rxe6 Nd3 29. Rc2 Qh7 30. f7+ Qxf7 31. Rxe4 Qf5 32. Re7 1-0

Discuss the game at Tallahassee Chess Club Discussion Forum.

You can find commentary/analysis of the game at:
USChess – not yet available
Chessdom – http://live.chessdom.com/anand-topalov-2010-g4.html
ChessBomb – http://chessbomb.com/o/2010-wcc/04-Anand_V-Topalov_V/
Chessbase: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6288
ChessVibes: http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/wch-g4-anand-beats-topalov-takes-lead/

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