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  1. 29 Apr '10 19:31
    In tomorrows game, please play 1.e4

    Thank you.
  2. 29 Apr '10 19:42
    Originally posted by Dirty Uncle Phil
    In tomorrows game, please play 1.e4

    Thank you.
    1.f4!

    Please?
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    29 Apr '10 20:15
    Originally posted by Tiwaking
    1.f4!

    Please?
    Buh Buh Buh Bird Bird Bird
    Bird is the word!
  4. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    29 Apr '10 21:00
    It will be interesting to see what happens if that's the case. In general, Anand answers 1.e4 with a Sicilian more than anything else, but I don't believe that Topalov has ever been able to beat him with white in a Spanish game.
  5. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    29 Apr '10 23:27
    There is no game tomorrow, it's a rest day
  6. Standard member randolph
    the walrus
    29 Apr '10 23:39
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    There is no game tomorrow, it's a rest day
    Today is the rest day
    unless we're in opposite time zones I guess
  7. 30 Apr '10 00:44
    Tomorrow at 8am est (eastern USA time) is the next game.
    Today was the rest day.
  8. 01 May '10 00:51
    1.d4 again. You can't win a WC if you draw when you are white.
    I may be mistaken but isn't Topalov a 1.e4 player?
  9. 01 May '10 08:48
    I agree entirely. Anand has found a way to virtually guarantee a draw as black in this tournament against 1. d4. Unless Topalov can pull something surprising out of the bag he might have to consider other options.
  10. 01 May '10 10:42
    Originally posted by Meadows
    I agree entirely. Anand has found a way to virtually guarantee a draw as black in this tournament against 1. d4. Unless Topalov can pull something surprising out of the bag he might have to consider other options.
    Actually, Kramnik found that way to guarantee the draw

    I agree, Topalov is strong with e4, but maybe he is afraid of a Petroff from Anand (although Anand is more a Ruy/Sicilian player)?

    And if you look at his games, Topalov is not an e4 player, he plays d4 more often.
  11. 01 May '10 15:32
    Originally posted by Gatusso
    Actually, Kramnik found that way to guarantee the draw
    Touche
  12. 02 May '10 07:51
    Perhaps Topalov should surprise with:

    1. d4 d5
    2. e4



    or
    1. d4 Nf6
    2. f3