Friday, February 27, 2009

Topalov to Challenge Anand

It's all over now. Veselin Topalov beats Gata Kamsky in their match 4.5 - 2.5, thus allowing the Bulgarian to challenge India's Vishy Anand for the world championship title later this year. There's only one question: when exactly is bloody thing happening? As Peter Doggers noted in his report here, "Unfortunately FIDE has been very silent about the next World Championship Match, which is scheduled for 2009."

World Chess Challenge
Topalov, V.
Kamsky, G.
C07

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Ngf3 cxd4 6. Bc4 Qd6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Re1 Be7 9. Nb3 Nc6 10. Nbxd4 Nxd4 11. Nxd4 O-O 12. c3 Bd7 13. Qf3 Qb6 14. Bb3 a5 15. Be3 Bc5 16. Rad1 a4 17. Bc2 Qxb2 18. Bg5 Nd5 19. c4 Bxd4 20. Qd3 f5 21. Qxd4 Qxc2 22. cxd5 Qxa2 23. Qb6 a3 24. Be7 Rfe8 25. Qd6 Ba4 26. Qxe6+ Kh8 27. Ra1 Qc4 28. Rec1 Bc2 29. Qd7 a2 30. d6 b5 31. Qb7 Reb8 32. Qc7

Position after 32. Qc7

32...Rc8 33. Qxc4 Rxc4 34. d7 Bb1 35. Rd1 Kg8 36. d8=Q+ Rxd8 37. Bxd8 Bc2 38. Rdc1 b4 39. Rxa2 b3 40. Ra8 Kf7 41. Rb8 Ke6 42. Re1+ Kd5 43. Be7 Ra4 44. Bf8 Ra7 45. h4 1-0

1 comment:

Goran said...

Saw this a bit too late. Makropoulos told me that FIDE will most likely accept Anand's request for postponement.