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World Chess Championship 2010 (12)

World Chess Championship 2010. Anand vs Topalov

Anand with his winners laurels at the closing ceremony. Photo © Chessdom who have full coverage of the match.

Anand with his winners laurels at the closing ceremony. Photo © Chessdom who have full coverage of the match. | http://www.chessdom.com

The World Chess Championship took place in Sofia, Bulgaria Saturday 24th April to 11th May 2010. Viswanathan Anand won a very hard fought match 6.5-5.5 against his challenger Veselin Topalov to retain his title. In the final game Topalov's quest for complications led to trouble and he couldn't recover from a bad blunder.

This page contains all the stories, results, games and videos from the match.

The match was one of the least controversial in memory. Once Anand had actually arrived in Sofia after travel problems and started the match everything was about the moves on the board. Anand went out of his way to praise the organisation and the toughness of Topalov in the final press conference.

Topalov's "Sofia rules" policy meant that all the games were played out, he relaxed a bit towards the end taking a draw in a dead drawn position without repetition, in general I have to admit it worked out well for the watching public. I don't believe however it should be added to the rules for next time. It was Topalov's wish to play to the end that was all that mattered.

Topalov prospered in simplified endings that his policy produced. The opening battle was interesting. Anand managed to keep changing the opening discussions enough to avoid deep computer preparation but Topalov's preparation was also good enough to meet these changes. Topalov's over-the-board aggression befitted his role as challenger. The contrast in styles produced fascinating chess, well worth studying.

Anand - Topalov World Championship Game 12 (12)

Game 12: Viswananthan Anand successfully defended his title 6.5-5.5 against Veselin Topalov by winning the final game.

The game has started with a Queen's Gambit Declined Lasker Variation. This variation exchanged a lot of pieces but because Topalov played for a win the game became very sharp. However with 32...fxe4 in an uncomfortable position he blundered very badly and although things were complicated Anand followed up correctly and indeed extremely precisely to bring home the full point.

Mark Crowther with the comments and IM Malcolm Pein (in Sofia) the game notes.

World Chess Championship 2010 (12)

The players shake hands at the start of Game 12. Photo ©

The players shake hands at the start of Game 12. Photo © | http://www.europe-echecs.com

Videos

World Chess Championship 2010 (Anand Interview Pt2)

Europe-Echecs Video of Anand after retaining title - Pt 2

Europe-Echecs have a two part interview with Viswanathan Anand after he retained his title. The Second part was filmed and questions asked by telephone for an Indian live tv show.

Interview from the page: Europe-Echecs interview Anand

World Chess Championship 2010 (Sofia BUL)
Sat 24th Apr 2010 - Thu 13th May 2010 - Official Site - ChessDom - EE Vids - ChessVibes - CB Giri Notes - Ian Rogers Crikey and The Hindu - Chess Mind - Shipov Notes

World Championship (2 players 12 Rds Match Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

World Championship (2 players 12 Rds Match Indiv TC: 120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

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WCh Sofia
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 30 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Anand, Viswanathan - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 43 E04 Catalan
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 46 D17 Slav Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 32 E04 Catalan
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 44 D17 Slav Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 58 E04 Catalan
Anand, Viswanathan - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 58 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 56 D17 Slav Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 83 E53 Nimzo Indian
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 60 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Anand, Viswanathan - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 65 A29 English Four Knights
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 56 D56 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence

WCh Sofia (BUL), 24 iv - 11 v 2010
Name Ti NAT Rtng 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total Perf
Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2787 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 2834
Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2805 1 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 2758

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