Anand-Topalov Game 5

Game 5 of the World Chess Championship saw Anand repeating the Slav of game 3 as Black. He was the first to vary with 15…h5 versus the more modest …h6 of the third game.

It looked as though Anand was tempting and provoking Topalov to overpress the position, and he nearly succeeded before white was forced to take a draw by three-fold repetition. Overall a solid game by both combatants.

Tomorrow is the mid-way point of the match, and a little color shuffle now has Topalov facing two black’s in a row a point down.

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