Saturday, May 1, 2010

World Championship, Games 4-6

With the match half over, the score in Sofia, Bulgaria , is 3½ points for World Champion Viswanathan Anand and 2½ ponts for former champ Veselin Topalov.  In games 5 and 6, both Anand and Topalov played at an extremely high level.  But if you're an amateur like me, you don't have to feel guilty about skipping these very interesting draws.

But Anand's sudden and brilliant attack win in Game 4 is fascinating: please don't skip that!  Everyone's favorite teenage Dutch GM of Nepalese/Russian ancestry, Anish Giri, annotates on ChessBase.  (Interactive board here.)

More free English-language coverage at the official site and here: 
And there's good gossip as always at The Daily Dirt.

Tomorrow is a rest day: play continues at 7 a.m. Chicago time on Monday, May 3, with Anand having White a second consecutive time.

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