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  1. 01 May '10 12:07 / 1 edit
    Greetings, time for game 6 and the third Catalan!

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    http://www.anand-topalov.com/en/live.htm

    Current Match Score:
    Anand: 3
    Topalov: 2

    Current top 5 Live rating:
    01 Carlsen 2813,0
    02 TOPALOV 2805,7
    03 ANAND 2797,7
    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 d5 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 (0,5): 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 (Slav)

    06 Anand-Topalov: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 3.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 (Catalan)

  2. 01 May '10 12:18
    Anand - Topalov
    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6
    [5...Bb4+ got played in game 4]

    6.Ne5 c5 7.Na3 cxd4 8.Naxc4 Bc5 9.O-O O-O 10.Bg5
    [10.Bd2 got played in game 2]

    10...h6 11.Bxf6 Qxf6!?
    [Novelty]

  3. 01 May '10 15:38
    Anand - Topalov
    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.Ne5 c5 7.Na3 cxd4 8.Naxc4 Bc5 9.O-O O-O 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bxf6 Qxf6!? 12.Nd3 Ba7 13.Qa4 Nc6 14.Rac1 e5 15.Bxc6 b5 16.Qc2 Qxc6 17.Ncxe5 Qe4 18.Qc6 Bb7 19.Qxe4 Bxe4 20.Rc2 Rfe8 21.Rfc1 f6

    [and now Anand makes 13 Knight moves in a row:]
    22.Nd7 Bf5 23.N7c5 Bb6 24.Nb7 Bd7 25.Nf4 Rab8 26.Nd6 Re5 27.Nc8 Ba5 28.Nd3 Re8
    29.Na7 Bb6 30.Nc6 Rb7 31.Ncb4 a5 32.Nd5 a4 33.Nxb6 Rxb6 34.Nc5 Bf5

    35.Rd2 Rc6 36.b4 axb3 37.axb3 b4 38.Rxd4 Rxe2 39.Rxb4 Bh3 40.Rbc4 Rd6

    And we've reached the time controll with Anand a pawn up, but Topalov has some compensation:

  4. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    01 May '10 16:21
    game drawn
  5. 01 May '10 16:22
    It's a draw and 3,5 - 2,5 in Anand's favour

    Anand - Topalov (Game 6)


    Half way there, 6 games to go
  6. 01 May '10 16:23
    Good job Topalov.
    Now come in with white in game 7 and take the win!
  7. 01 May '10 17:10
    Originally posted by Dirty Uncle Phil
    Good job Topalov.
    Now come in with white in game 7 and take the win!
    Sorry to disappoint you but anand has white in game 7.
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    01 May '10 17:51
    Originally posted by arterioes
    Sorry to disappoint you but anand has white in game 7.
    Vishy gets white 2X in a row?

    Question about this game: 18 Q-c6. Was that the best move at that point in the game? It seems to have just forced the bishop to b2.
  9. 01 May '10 17:53
    I guess he will have to win as Black then.
  10. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    01 May '10 18:07 / 1 edit
    I was disappointed Topalov didn't play 13...b5 Although upon further review it's not so impressive
  11. 01 May '10 19:52
    When's game 7?
  12. Standard member randolph
    the walrus
    01 May '10 22:56
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Vishy gets white 2X in a row?

    Question about this game: 18 Q-c6. Was that the best move at that point in the game? It seems to have just forced the bishop to b2.
    Yes, he does. They switch at the halfway mark so that the same player doesn't have white after every rest day. Topalov is compensated by having white in the first and last games.
  13. 01 May '10 23:08
    Game 7 is 8am EST in the USA.
  14. 02 May '10 01:49
    Tomorrow?
  15. 02 May '10 01:56
    No it's on May 3rd 8am EST time.