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Anand, Viswanathan (2787) - Topalov, Veselin (2805) [E04]
World Chess Championship, Sofia (4) 2010

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3








   
3...d5
I think 3...Bb4+ is better, the Bogo-Indian Defence.
4. g3 dxc4
The Catalan.
5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 a5 7. Qc2 Bxd2+ 8. Qxd2 c6 9. a4 b5








   
10. Na3!?
An interesting novelty.
10...Bd7 11. Ne5 Nd5 12. e4








   
12...Nb4
White seizes the centre.
13. O-O O-O 14. Rfd1 Be8








   
15. d5!
White is better.
15...Qd6 16. Ng4 Qc5
Black could try 16...exd5 or 16...f5.
17. Ne3! N8a6 18. dxc6 bxa4 19. Naxc4 Bxc6 20. Rac1








   
20...h6?
Weakening his kingside.
21. Nd6 Qa7 22. Ng4!
Perhaps with the idea of Ne5.
22...Rad8








   
23. Nxh6+!!
White attacks!
23...gxh6
Or 23...Kh7.
24. Qxh6 f6








   
25. e5!
Winning.
25...Bxg2 26. exf6 Rxd6 27. Rxd6 Be4 28. Rxe6








   
28...Nd3 29. Rc2 Qh7 30. f7+ Qxf7 31. Rxe4 Qf5








   
32. Re7
After 32...Rf7 White mates in five moves with 33. Rc8+ Qxc8 34. Qg6+ Kh8 35. Qh5+ Kg7 36. Rxf7+ Kg8 37. Qh7.
Black resigned. 1-0










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Anand, Viswanathan (2787) - Topalov, Veselin (2805) [E04]
World Championship/Sofia (4) 2010

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 a5 7. Qc2 Bxd2+ 8. Qxd2 c6 9. a4 b5 10. Na3!? An interesting novelty. Bd7 11. Ne5 Nd5 12. e4 Nb4 13. O-O O-O 14. Rfd1 Be8 15. d5! White is better. Qd6 16. Ng4 Qc5 17. Ne3! N8a6 18. dxc6 bxa4 19. Naxc4 Bxc6 20. Rac1 h6? Weakening his kingside. 21. Nd6 Qa7 22. Ng4! Rad8 23. Nxh6+!! White attacks! gxh6 24. Qxh6 f6 25. e5! Winning. Bxg2 26. exf6 Rxd6 27. Rxd6 Be4 28. Rxe6 Nd3 29. Rc2 Qh7 30. f7+ Qxf7 31. Rxe4 Qf5 32. Re7 1-0


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