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  1. 11 May '10 12:07
    Watch game 12 live NOW:
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    http://www.chessok.com/broadcast/?key=sofia2010_12.pgn&game=0
    http://live.chessdom.com/anand-topalov-2010-g12.html
  2. 11 May '10 12:18


    Anand goes for 16 ... Nf6 which is not popular in this variation.
  3. 11 May '10 12:33
    As was to be expected a very soild line by Anand, the Lasker variation is one of the most solid responses against d4. I think Anand knows hes better at rapid (and especially blitz) and want to beat Topalov in the tie-break.
  4. 11 May '10 12:41 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Gatusso
    As was to be expected a very soild line by Anand, the Lasker variation is one of the most solid responses against d4. I think Anand knows hes better at rapid (and especially blitz) and want to beat Topalov in the tie-break.
    I expected Topalov to play 19. b3 then attempt to win the c5 pawn.

    Game so far

  5. 11 May '10 13:20
    I dont like Rf2 from Topalov, I think Anand is just equal now, he has a clear plan for all his pieces while I dont know what Topalov wants now...
  6. 11 May '10 13:29
    Originally posted by Gatusso
    I dont like Rf2 from Topalov, I think Anand is just equal now, he has a clear plan for all his pieces while I dont know what Topalov wants now...


    Agreed, he may not have seen all this going for 19. Qc2 that black gets the d-file and Topy weakens the position around his king.
  7. 11 May '10 14:55
    Topalov just blundered. It seems he's lost.
  8. 11 May '10 14:56
    Can Anand smell a win?





  9. 11 May '10 15:04
    I had expected g5 rather than qe8. from that position.
  10. 11 May '10 15:18
    I wonder if Topalov is wishing he could offer a draw now. That King's Gambit isn't looking so bad now...
  11. 11 May '10 15:23


    Can Anand find Rf7?
  12. 11 May '10 16:30
    Originally posted by enrico20
    [fen]b5k1/p1r5/6q1/2p4p/3r2PK/R3N3/PP3R1P/5Q2 b - - 1 38[/fen]

    Can Anand find Rf7?
    It turns out he didn't have to...
  13. 11 May '10 16:34 / 1 edit
    Game ends 0-1
    What a game we've had. Could anyone have predicted this?
  14. 11 May '10 16:40
    The first win for black in this match and what a time to win.
  15. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    11 May '10 16:42
    I'm genuinely surprised that Anand has won. I'd have expected Danailov to smash his face in at the first hint of defeat today. Maybe Danailov is growing soft. Still, Anand hasn't got out of the country yet