Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Congratulations To Anand

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.

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