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  1. 06 May '10 12:01 / 1 edit
    Watch the game live NOW:
    http://chessbomb.com/o/2010-wcc/09-Anand_V-Topalov_V/
    http://www.chessok.com/broadcast/?key=sofia2010_09.pgn&game=0
    http://live.chessdom.com/anand-topalov-2010-g9.html
    http://www.anand-topalov.com/en/live.htm

    Current Match Score:
    Anand: 4
    Topalov: 4

    Overall Classical Chess Score:
    Anand win: 12
    Draw games: 27
    Topalov win: 13

    Match so far:
    01 Topalov-Anand (1-0): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5
    02 Anand-Topalov (1-0): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6
    03 Topalov-Anand (0,5): 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6
    04 Anand-Topalov (1-0): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6
    05 Topalov-Anand (0,5): 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6
    06 Anand-Topalov (0,5): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6
    07 Anand-Topalov (0,5): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6
    08 Topalov-Anand (1-0): 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6

    09 Anand-Topalov (0,5): 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6

  2. Standard member chessicle
    The Chessicle
    06 May '10 13:55
    Can't believe this isn't being discussed more! Anand just sacced his queen for two rooks, and has the bishop pair. It's quite exciting.
  3. 06 May '10 14:32
    Originally posted by chessicle
    Can't believe this isn't being discussed more! Anand just sacced his queen for two rooks, and has the bishop pair. It's quite exciting.
    logged in to leave a comment on this game... Queen sac for 2 rooks!

    Looking for fireworks
  4. 06 May '10 14:37
    I hope he will play with the rooks as skillfully as Kramnik did in his match with Leko, that was a great game!
  5. 06 May '10 14:51 / 1 edit
    on move 28, why didn't white capture the bishop? Doesn't a3 give black a chance to protect the hung piece?
    -I do see that it would end up putting the black queen on d4 and removes whites chance of pushing a rook to the 8th with checkmate because his black bishop will be lost.
  6. 06 May '10 14:54
    Originally posted by Gatusso
    I hope he will play with the rooks as skillfully as Kramnik did in his match with Leko, that was a great game!
    @Gatusso
    Searched for that game but couldn't find. Appreciate if you can post the link if you have.
    Thx
  7. 06 May '10 14:59
    Originally posted by RPRHP
    @Gatusso
    Searched for that game but couldn't find. Appreciate if you can post the link if you have.
    Thx
    Here it is, with notes by Keene:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1306138

    Really nice game by Kramnik.
  8. 06 May '10 15:15 / 1 edit
    Anand is looking pretty comfortable now, Ng5 was a logical but very strong move!

    ++EDIT++

    Nevermind, Ne4 was just bad, he had at least 3 promising continuations!
  9. 06 May '10 15:25
    Originally posted by Gatusso
    Anand is looking pretty comfortable now, Ng5 was a logical but very strong move!

    ++EDIT++

    Nevermind, Ne4 was just bad, he had at least 3 promising continuations!
    Thanks for the link.

    I am not sure if Anand is comfortable... He is 2 pawns down now...
  10. 06 May '10 15:52
    Why not 38 Rd1?
  11. Standard member chessicle
    The Chessicle
    06 May '10 15:53 / 2 edits
    39 Nxe6 would have forced a draw.

    Edit: not a response to the post above! 38 Rd1 looks good.
  12. 06 May '10 16:22
    This is one of those positions where I have no idea which side of the board I'd rather be on.
  13. Standard member chessicle
    The Chessicle
    06 May '10 16:27
    Anand should have kept Topalov's King on the back rank, surely?
  14. 06 May '10 18:23
    this game is unbelievable, they must be knackered
  15. 06 May '10 18:28
    it's really an amazing game, they're now down at queen vs 2 rooks and a pawn...
    I think Anand's queen sacrifice will pay off eventually