"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
I am naturally jumping the gun. Topalov has not, in fact, won the FIDE title. He is not yet the King. But with yet another monumental effort, our main man has scored another fine victory. This morning, the Bulgarian's rook and king danced a fine endgame tango against those of Kasim's. It was beautiful.
Now a good 2 points ahead*, Topa's chasers must wonder: how the hell do you stop this bastard? Surely for some, there is no doubt a sense of resignation. Adams, for example, might as well go home! Will Anand kick into gear in the second half? Can Svidler find something special?
Tips for round 8.
Topalov – Leko, 1-0
Kasimdzhanov – Morozevich, 0-1
Adams – Svidler, 0-1
Anand – Polgar, .5-.5
EDIT: "2.5 points ahead"