Anand Retains The Title

Viswanathan Anand (Vishy for short) pulled out a stunning victory after Veselin Topalov blundered in the final game of their World Chess Championship match thus retaining his title.

It made for some really pretty stuff, but it’s unclear what Topalov could have possibly seen when choosing the ultra-risky 32.fxe4. Alas, in such a short match (only 12 games these days), it was a relief not to see it tarnished by a rapid tie-break.

On the other hand, some would say that such a system just brings in another aspect of chess and that a world champion should be well-versed in all. Please do share your thoughts in the comments.


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