There were signs of an early draw in the game but the Bulgarian pressed and sadly blundered. Quoted by The Associated Press, Topalov said:
Actually it was a dream position for any chess player...Black was clearly better, although I had significant technical difficulties in converting the advantage. Vlad (Kramnik) defended well, and I eventually made a blunder.
Readers can, of course, download PGNs from the usual sources like CB and TWIC. Chessbase has some brief analysis available. But a couple of bloggers have already posted some extensive examination of game one. See for example Chess Vault and e3 e5.
And don't forget to pop into the high quality chesspro.ru - mostly in Russian but there is English coverage. These guys set the standard for the San Luis online analysis last year.
Sydney readers should note that the match will be covered by Peter Parr in his column for the Sydney Morning Herald. The SMH will publish special match reports by Parr on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.