Even though Anand has now levelled the best-of-12 contest, history is against him. Not since 1892 has a defending World Champion lost the first game of their match and hung on to the title.
Anand, perhaps the greatest natural talent of the modern era, has a mountain to climb to stop Topalov taking the match title to Bulgaria for the first time. And I hate to mention it but he’s got to get over the volcano as well.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Crikey on the World Champs
GM Ian Rogers on the World Champs for Crikey:
Posted by The Closet Grandmaster at 4:35 pm