2016 Candidates Chess Tournament - Viswanathan Anand vs Veselin Topalov - Round 1
This is a Round 1 game from the 2016 Candidates Chess Tournament between Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov. What is at stake in this tournament besides a big purse? Well, the winner of this lengthy 14 round event will earn a ticket to challenge the current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in November at the 2016 World Chess Championship match which will be held in New York, United States. This particular game heats up as early as move 15 where Topalov offers a pawn for some dynamic compensation in one of the oldest of chess openings, the Ruy Lopez. Anand and Topalov have played many times before, most notably in their 2010 World Chess Championship match encounter where Anand won narrowly. How might these two great timeless players of the game fair in Round 1 of the 2016 candidates tournament?