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A Game at the Black Dog Cafe


Here is a game between Carlos Alonso and John Chancy played recently at Black Dog Cafe one afternoon. This was a friendly game with no time control. Here is the game score along with John’s annotations of the game: Alonso, Carlos – Chancy, John [C01] Black Dog Cafe, 10/30/2010 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 … Continue reading

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”] … Continue reading

Anand-Topalov Game 11 is a Draw


Anand changed to 1. c4 in today’s game which resulted in a Reverse Sicilian after Topalov replied 1. … e5. The game ended with a draw on move 65. The match remains tied at 5½-5½. There will be a rest day tomorrow and the 12th game will be played Tuesday. If the match is still … Continue reading

Anand-Topalov Game 9 Ends in a Draw


What a game today. Winning chances for Anand. Time pressure for Anand. Final result was a draw. Will be interesting to analyze this one. [Event “2010 World Chess Championship”] [Site “Sofia, BLG”] [Date “2010.05.06”] [Round “9”] [White “Anand, V.”] [Black “Topalov, V.”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 … Continue reading

Topalov Wins Game 8, Ties the Match 4-4


Topalov won game 8. Anand continued to play the Slav Defense to the Queens Gambit and Topalov was able to win the ending. [Event “Anand-Topalov 2010 World Chess Championship”] [Site “Sofia, BLG”] [Date “2010.05.04”] [Round “8”] [White “Topalov, V.”] [Black “Anand, V.”] [Result “1-0”] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 … Continue reading

Anand-Topalov Game 7


Game 7 is another Catalan and the third consecutive draw. Anand leads 4-3. [Event “Anand-Topalov 2010 World Chess Championship”] [Site “Sofia, BLG”] [Date “2010.05.03”] [Round “7”] [White “Anand, V.”] [Black “Topalov, V.”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [Opening “Catalan”] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. … Continue reading

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