World Champion successfully defended his title and won the crucial last game against Topalov.
In a 1.d4 opening, Anand chose the Lasker variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined. Topalov again overpressed and once Anand broke through with 30....f5! And when Anand found the counter-intuitive move 34... Qe8! The chess engines started foaming in the mouth.
Not bad for a champion who was once called a "coffeehouse" player. Credit to Topalov for battling out the 12 games. They were great to watch and for once, there were no sheningans in Bulgaria.