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Anand v Topalov Game 4

  • SonofPearl
  • on 4/27/10, 10:46 PM.

Anand found his feet with the black pieces in game 3, defending accurately against Topalov (pictured) for a draw.

Now Anand gets his turn with the white pieces again and a chance to gain the initative in the match.

Game 4 starts at 12:00 GMT on 27 April and there will be free live coverage (to all membership levels) of the game at Chess.com TV from Sam Shankland and David Pruess.

UPDATE: ANAND WINS GAME 4 TO TAKE THE LEAD 2.5-1.5!!!

Game 4 is below with analysis by GM Magesh Panchanathan!

"Not another Catalan!". Topalov feels the heat against the champion Anand (pic from the official site)

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  • 4 years ago

    davutuysal

    Great game!

  • 4 years ago

    gkmurthy

    i love  this  MANS competitive spirit. well played anand.

  • 4 years ago

    abhishikt

    My prediction for Game 6

    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 

    1-0 (Black resigns)

    Wink

  • 4 years ago

    Kings-Guard

    good point

    but he would have just played Rf4 anyway

  • 4 years ago

    kuldhir1982

    But (Kings-Guard) man Nxf2 also prevent Rg4 isn't it?? Surprised

  • 4 years ago

    Kings-Guard

    he was preventing Rg4 which would have ended it right there

  • 4 years ago

    DVPAI

    Can someone explain... after 31.Rxe4 Black played Qf5. Why not Nxf2?

  • 4 years ago

    GANESHS

    VISHI IS A AMAZING PLAYER AND HE WILL WILL WIN THIS COMPETITION EASILY

  • 4 years ago

    kuldhir1982

    Topa must have done lot of homework today... what he is planning to play tomorrow?? 1.e4 or 1.c4 or 1.f4 or 1.b4??Laughing

  • 4 years ago

    antra

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  • 4 years ago

    hussainaljaf

    THIS GAME IS A GOOD LESSON TO LEARN IN CHESS ...DONT PUT ALL YOU WEAPONG IN ONE SIDE WITHOUT HAVING ALTERNATIVE BACK UP ATTACK OR DEFENCE ON THE OTHER SIDE AT LEAST.. TOPALOV PUT ALL HIS CARDS ON QUEEN SIDE WITH NO POSSIBLE RETRIEVE IN KING SIDE

  • 4 years ago

    Timome

    Woooohow! I have a feeling that the upcoming games are not to be watched by the feint-hearted! Awesome series of games! :D

  • 4 years ago

    panandh

    Next time I play with topa, I'm going to open with catalan Laughing

  • 4 years ago

    _valentin_

    The winning combinations after black's potential moves 26...Qh7 or 32...Rf7 are equally beautiful but not trivial to find, so they are definitely worth sharing with the broader audience here.

    Here's what I have found in those cases -- enjoy those combinations!

    - After 26...Qh7:
    27.Qg5+ Kh8 28.Rc4 (threatening Rh4)
      (a) 28...Rg8? 29.Nf7+! Q:f7 30.Rh4+ Qh7 31.R:h7+ K:h7 32.Qh5x.
      (b) 28...Rd7 29.Rh4 Rg8 30.f7! (threatening f:g8=Qx) R:g5 (not 30...R:f7? 31.N:f7x) 31.f8=Q+ Rg8 32.Qf6+ Rgg7 (not 32...Rdg7? 33.Nf7x) 33.Nf7+ Kg8 (not 33...Rd:f7? 34.Rd8+, with a checkmate) 34.R:d7 with an inevitable checkmate after Rd8+ next.

    - After 32...Rf7:
    33.Rc8+! Q:c8 34.Qg6+ Kh8 35.R:f7 Qg8 36.Qh6+ with a checkmate on the next move.

  • 4 years ago

    jorkolino

    Until now Vesko Topalov chose riskier opening with black that hinders black's development. As if he was trying to refute the Catalan pawn sacrifice Smile, and not trying to overthrow the world chess champion in a tournament. Of course this benefits the community since they watch livelier games. Will Vesko merit a mundane positional game with black at some point in the tournament?

  • 4 years ago

    puzsol

    ... It's ok I just answered my own question... 29 ... Qf2# (I knew there was a reason I'm not a GM!)

  • 4 years ago

    puzsol

    Can someone tell me what would have been wrong with 29 Re7 (rather than 29 Rc2)?

  • 4 years ago

    phantomfears

    What a start the the WCC. Only one draw out of 4 games. Must be practically unheard of these days. Sounds like an old match with Bobby Fischer or something. Watched most of game 4 as it happened. Amazing game what a breath of fresh air. Keep up the good work Vishy Laughing

  • 4 years ago

    _Chess_Boy_

    Probably the broadcast will be cancelled for all free members (I'm a diamond member) because of bandwidth usage. It's costing too much for the staff.

  • 4 years ago

    musiclife

    Restricting chat to premium members makes a lot of sense, even if it doesn't entirely eliminate trolling.  I would think interacting on a live world championship game is premium-worthy.  My 2 cents.

     

    Jeremy

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