Anand-Topalov game 7

May 23, 2010, 2:03 AM |

With one half of the World Championship complete, Viswanathan Anand was leading Veselin Topalov by the score of 3.5-2.5. At the halfway stage, the players will switch colors, and Anand is playing White again. For Topalov, he has to avoid a loss, as a loss at this time will be disastrous, as that will force him to need atleast two wins. Anand has been looking the better of the two, and expectations were high going into the second half of the match, with three decisive games out of 6.

The result of game 7 was a draw. But it was much more double-edged, and thrilling when compared to the previous drawn games, with Topalov sacrificing a piece staright out of the opening to get a slew of passed pawns. At one time, Topalov spent only three minues on the clock when Anand spent nearly an hour. While the result was a draw, Topalov was the moral victor.

Extensive analysis of game 7: