This video series will cover the 2010 World Chess Championship taking place in Sofia between the current champion Viswanathan Anand and the challenger Veselin Topalov. For this series I will be focusing mainly on my impressions of the games as they take place, as opposed to detailed computer analysis.
The manoeuvre Nf5-g3 never looks vey good in this game. An early b4 against the Englsh attack is a Topalov speciality and Anand must have been prepared for this line. May-18-06: Ulhumbrus: One improvement for Anand is 12 Bc4 instead of 12 Be2 so that after .d5 he can exchange white squared bishops. May-18-06.
EGarrett: Given that this game, and specifically 31 exf5, were the end of both a World Championship match and, apparently Topalov's prime, this game and move 31 should probably earn a more significant place in chess history over the next few years. Jul-22-14: Vinod S U: Great game by vishy. Topalov fell for anand's trap on move 30 f5.
The fact that this game (vs. Anand, Sofia 2005) goes from sharp middlegame to fascinating endgame, including a final position in which Black (ready to promote on move) resigns, even though White needs three (3) moves to promote (all with tempo, of course, and culminating in checkmate) probably gives it the nod for Topalov's very best.Learn More
Games where at least one of the two players playing is a Grandmaster.. 12. 2013 World Team Chess Championship - Kryvoruchko vs Esen. Viswanathan Anand vs Veselin Topalov - Round 1 by.Learn More
Kasparov's immortal game vs Topalov is often regarded as one of the best games in chess history. However, after analyzing it, I find that objectively speaking, Kasparov played some bad moves and got into a slightly worse position. Here, in this position below, Kasparov sacrificed his rook on d4 and Topalov made a mistake by capturing it.Learn More
In this game Anand chose the solid QGD and after employing a relatively unknown idea, at least for Topalov, he easily equalized. Topalov, on the other hand, wanted to finish the match today. He took risks and displayed great self-confidence.Learn More
Anand, Viswanathan vs Topalov, Veselin Hoogovens Round 13 1999. Review and analyze the game, move by move, with computer analysis and opening explorer.Learn More
Anand was only 14 years old when he was invited to play for the Indian National team at the Chess Olympiad 1984. In 1987 he became World Junior Champion and in 1988 the 19-year-old became India’s first grandmaster.Learn More
Comprehensive Veselin Topalov chess games collection, opening repertoire, tournament history, PGN download, biography and news.Learn More
Anand's incredible dominance over Topalov in rapid chess I remember the 2010 chess championship, and Topalov himself has stated that he overpressed in the final game because he really didn't want to play Anand in rapid, where Anand would be the favorite.Learn More
Anand, Viswanathan vs Topalov, Veselin 20th Amber Blindfold Round 1 2011. Viewable chess game with annotations and commentaries.Learn More
In accordance with the decision, GM Topalov will have an eight-game Challenger Match against the winner of the 2007 World Cup in the year 2008 as part of the new WCCh cycle. The winner of that Challenger Match can play against the winner of the 2008 Universal Event Promotion match (UEP) in 2009 for the World Chess Championship title (as can be seen in the diagram).Learn More
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World Champion Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria hung on to his slender half point lead after settling for a quick draw with Viswanathan Anand in the 12th and penultimate round of Corus Chess tournament.Learn More