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  1. 30 Apr '10 12:16 / 2 edits
    Watch game 5 live NOW:
    http://chessbomb.com/o/2010-wcc/05-Topalov_V-Anand_V/
    http://www.chessok.com/broadcast/?key=sofia2010_05.pgn&game=0
    http://live.chessdom.com/anand-topalov-2010-g5.html
    http://www.anand-topalov.com/en/live.htm

    Current Score:
    Anand: 2,5
    Topalov 1,5

    Current top 5 Live ring:
    01 Carlsen 2813,0
    02 TOPALOV 2806,0
    03 ANAND 2797,4
    04 Kramnik 2790,0
    05 Aronian 2783,2

    01 Topalov-Anand (1-0): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 (Grünfeld)
    02 Anand-Topalov (1-0): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 dxc4 4.Bg2 a6 (Catalan)
    03 Topalov-Anand (0,5): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c6 (Slav)
    04 Anand-Topalov (1-0): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 dxc4 4.Bg2 Bb4+ (Catalan)

    05 Topalov – Anand: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 (Slav)

  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    30 Apr '10 12:22
    I have to say I really like the Pulern Broadcasting Company (PBC) coverage of this WCC. Very efficient!
  3. 30 Apr '10 12:23 / 1 edit
    Anand with the Novelty in todays repeat of game 3:

    Topalov - Anand
    1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 e6 7.f3 c5 8.e4 Bg6 9.Be3 cxd4
    10.Qxd4 Qxd4 11.Bxd4 Nfd7 12.Nxd7 Nxd7 13.Bxc4 a6 14.Rc1 Rg8 15.h4 h5!?
    [Novelty. Game 3 saw 15...h6]



    Busy days here at PBC ...
  4. 30 Apr '10 12:42
    This already looks very winnable for Anand. Pieces are active and Topo is in a pure defensive mode. He should be able to create enough weaknesses to keep Topo off-balance.
  5. 30 Apr '10 12:42
    funny, from chessdom site:


    Blackout in the Military club! The press conference room is dark and the Mundell press conference stopped. At the same time the official site live commentary stopped for the same reason. News from the scene in 1 minute!

    Update: The playing hall is also dark! Werner Stubenvoll is asking what is happenning but there is no electricity in the whole building! *
  6. 30 Apr '10 12:45
    Originally posted by vipiu
    funny, from chessdom site:


    Blackout in the Military club! The press conference room is dark and the Mundell press conference stopped. At the same time the official site live commentary stopped for the same reason. News from the scene in 1 minute!

    Update: The playing hall is also dark! Werner Stubenvoll is asking what is happenning but there is no electricity in the whole building! *
    Danailov what are u upto now?
  7. 30 Apr '10 12:46
    Crazy! I wonder what the rules state for a situation like this.
  8. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    30 Apr '10 12:53
    "Robert Mundell started improvised press conference with only the natural light in the room and no microphones. Interesting discussion about the Euro and the future of Euro zone that we will bring later."

    Ha! Let me guess, he talked about Italy.
  9. 30 Apr '10 13:01
    The dark position:

    Topalov – Anand
    1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 [...]
    15...h5N [diagram above]
    16.Ne2 Bd6 17.Be3 [diagram below]

  10. 30 Apr '10 13:13
    This power problem must be a major advantage for Anand. Topalov being on home ground must feel partly responsible for any local blunders. At least worrying about the reaction from the chess press. only a slight distraction is major disadvantage.

    Also wonder what FIDE's contingency plan is for such situations. I could not find anything in their official regulations for this event.
  11. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    30 Apr '10 13:22
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I have to say I really like the Pulern Broadcasting Company (PBC) coverage of this WCC. Very efficient!
    You said it. If there is an award for meritorious service to the RHP community, the PBC gets my nomination!
  12. 30 Apr '10 13:35
    "Warning! It is absolutely prohibited the live broadcast of the moves or video during the game on other websites, media or software without the explicit permission of the organizers of the match."

    Just hope the PBC doesn't get into trouble
  13. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    30 Apr '10 14:03
    Originally posted by mtthw
    "Warning! It is absolutely prohibited the live broadcast of the moves or video during the game on other websites, media or software without the explicit permission of the organizers of the match."

    Just hope the PBC doesn't get into trouble
    Party poopers
  14. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Apr '10 14:28
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    You said it. If there is an award for meritorious service to the RHP community, the PBC gets my nomination!
    What is the URL of the PBC site?
  15. 30 Apr '10 14:40
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    What is the URL of the PBC site?
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?subject=Game_5_of_FIDE_WCC%3A_Topalov_vs._Anand&threadid=129753
    (Don't tell Danilov)
    ----- ---- --- -- -
    Some fresh news in this rather boring position.
    Fide has published the newest official rating list:
    http://ratings.fide.com/top.phtml?list=men

    May 2010 Rating list, top 10:
    01 Carlsen: 2813
    02 TOPALOV: 2812 (2806,0)
    03 Kramnik: 2790 (4th)
    04 ANAND: 2789 (3rd: 2797,4)
    05 Aronian: 2783
    06 Mamedyarov: 2763
    07 Grischuk: 2760
    08 Wang: 2752
    09 Eljanov: 2751
    10 Shirov: 2742
    (I've added brachets where the official rating differs from the live rating)

    Congrats to Magnus for topping the list for the third time in a row!