Vishy Anand Interview

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An interesting interview with Vishy Anand is available at the Chess Classic Mainz website.  In August, Anand wil be defending his 'Rapid World Championship' title that he won in the German city last year.   A snippet:

Q. Next year, 2010, you will have to defend your title of World Champion. What did you think about the match between Topalov and Kamsky, in which your challenger was established?

A. The duel turned out to be much closer than I had thought. I had assumed that Topalov would win because of his excellent preparation, even though I had expected stubborn resistance by Kamsky. In fact, it was exactly the other way round. More than once Topalov had problems in the opening, but Kamsky did not finish the job. Topalov showed excellent nerves - for which his opponent is renowned. If Kamsky had defended a bit better the match would have gone over the whole distance. However, he had great problems with the clock.

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