If you haven’t been following the world chess championship, you’re missing out on a tight battle for the top spot.  After 11 games, Anand and Topalov are 5 1/2 to 5 1/2.  The final game is tomorrow morning.  Analysts are predicting that Anand (playing black tomorrow) will do whatever he can to draw the game, leading to a series of sudden-death games.  Anand is very strong at quick chess and would do quite well in the series of 25-minute games that make up a tie breaker.  The skill differential is even greater for blitz chess.

To avoid this, Topalov will have to go for the kill tomorrow morning.  He has a history of playing well in final games, especially as white.  It should make for an exciting game.  Unfortunately it starts at 5 am here.  I’ll be sneaking a peek at work, I guess.

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One Response to “Anand-Topalov: The FIDE World Chess Championship”

  1. Patzer1 says:

    Anand wins! A surprise win for black, clinching the world title and keeping the crown for Anand. Topalov lost his cool around move 32 and never took back the initiative. Contratulations to Vishy Anand.

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