Anand Wins Game 12 and the Match!


Anand has successfully defended his World Champion title today in the final game of the match by beating Veselin Topalov. The opening was a classical Queen’s Gambit declined in a variation sometimes called the Lasker Defence. This was an exciting game to watch as Anand seemed to command the board.

[Event “2010 World Chess Championship”]
[Site “Sofia, BLG”]
[Date “2010.05.11”]
[Round “12”]
[White “Topalov, V.”]
[Black “Anand, V.”]
[Result “0-1”]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 O-O 7.e3 Ne4 8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.Rc1 c6 10.Be2 Nxc3 11.Rxc3 dxc4 12.Bxc4 Nd7 13.O-O b6 14.Bd3 c5 15.Be4 Rb8 16.Qc2 Nf6 17.dxc5 Nxe4 18.Qxe4 bxc519.Qc2 Bb7 20.Nd2 Rfd8 21.f3 Ba6 22.Rf2 Rd7 23.g3 Rbd8 24.Kg2 Bd3 25.Qc1 Ba6 26.Ra3 Bb7 27.Nb3 Rc7 28.Na5 Ba8 29.Nc4 e5 30.e4 f5 31.exf5 e4 32.fxe4 Qxe4 33.Kh3 Rd4 34.Ne3 Qe8 35.g4 h5 36.Kh4 g5 37.fxg6 Qxg6 38.Qf1 Rxg4 39.Kh3 Re7 40.Rf8 Kg7 41.Nf5 Kh7 42.Rg3 Rxg3+ 43.hxg3 Qg4+ 44.Kh2 Re2+ 45.Kg1 Rg2+ 46.Qxg2 Bxg2 47.Kxg2 Qe2 48.Kh3 c4 49.a4 a5 50.Rf6 Kg8 51.Nh6+ Kg7 52.Rb6 Qe4 53.Kh2 Kh7 54.Rd6 Qe5 55.Nf7 Qxb2 56.Kh3 Qg7 0-1

Discuss the game at Tallahassee Chess Club Discussion Forum.

You can find commentary/analysis of the game at:
Chessdom
ChessBomb
ChessVibes
Chessbase (Article 1) (Article 2)
This Week in Chess

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