(Game and report courtesy: Chessbase.com)
Chess fans were waiting to see what Anand would play after the disaster in game one. Would he repeat the Gruenfeld with some devastating novelty, or would he switch gears? The answer was a rock solid Slav, leaving it up to Topalov to show what he had in store against it. The Bulgarian was unable to crack it, and Anand’s setup was never in any real danger.