Sunday, May 9, 2010

World Championship Game 11: Another draw...

(Game and report courtesy: The Week in Chess)

The players had a minutes silence before the game in memory of Andor Lilienthal. The first surprise was that Anand opened with the English Opening. This wasn't a bad choice as Anand has tried all along to put his opponent on the back foot by varying but Topalov found a way to equality after around 30 moves. Indeed it looked like Topalov might get to press again but Anand sacrificed his weak b-pawn for activity and a very interesting ending ensued. The position was sharp but after a few adventures a draw was the correct result.

The final game is on Tuesday. If that is drawn they will have one day of rapid and if necessary blitz games to decide the winner.

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