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|May-11-10|| ||Wild Bill: Gee, AJ, I guess you don't like Danailov.|
|May-11-10|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Topalov - to me - represents chess gone in a bad direction. The "ENGINE-HEAD" ... "win-at-all-costs" ... "I am better than you" attitude. |
Danailov is just Toppy's little eveil sidekick ... a master manipulator ... a "Campomanes wanna-be."
|May-11-10|| ||robotin: Bravo Chessgames.And bravo Nigel (Short) you were excellent|
|May-11-10|| ||Domdaniel: What's all this nonsense about 'evil'? This was a chess match, not Darth Vader vs Billy Graham. It presented a fascinating clash of styles, not unlike Karpov vs Korchnoi in 1974-81. Topalov is a bit like Korchnoi, though with more engine-driven prep. He comes up with original, if somewhat awkward, ideas in his attempts to win. These inventions confound most ordinary mortals, but run aground against a 'pure' classical player like Karpov or Anand, whose positions are more harmonious and less contorted.|
In either case, the clash of opposites led to great chess.
|May-11-10|| ||chancho: Somewhere in the great beyond, Emanuel Lasker is smiling...|
|May-11-10|| ||whatthefat: Fantastic! The Lasker variation seems to have been a very good choice, knowing that Topalov would have a good chance of overreaching. I'm overjoyed! Congratulations Vishy!|
|May-11-10|| ||lost in space: good to see this result. Congrats Champ!|
|May-11-10|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <<Yes. Congrats to Anand. <And <hats off> to both players.> Without a doubt, the overall tension and quality of games <and fighting spirit> was higher in this match than any other I can think of since Fischer-Spassky, 1972.>>|
|May-11-10|| ||zarg: <Kasparov has underlined that Anand understands chess better than Topalov and he has saved the match due to his class. Veselin was let down by his computer direction in thinking. (Shipov)>|
fitting description for this game
|May-11-10|| ||blazerdoodle: Congrats on Anand, who I was rooting for, for burying that scuzzy lying cheating pretender, and allowing the game to retain some class.|
|May-11-10|| ||theodor: <incredible!!!> right on the news I've just heard that Vishi offered a draw to Topa, the later rifiuting it!!!!! they didnt say at what moment was that offer. making an analysis after this bomb of the previous games, leeds to the conclusion that both were playing to lose!!! well, Topa...won!!??!!?????<<<<|
|May-11-10|| ||tarek1: Logical result, Topalov is such a lopsided player for his level.
This last game has been truly incredible, the mistakes Topalov made, even a 2000 player would get killed for them by his trainer.|
|May-11-10|| ||Open Defence: Wow!!!! I can only say Wow!!! class act <Mr Anand>!!|
While the whole of India may not follow chess, even my non chess playing friends who were almost fed up of my hysterical shouts of joy today are cheering your triumph!!!
|May-11-10|| ||plang: In my opinion Tal is the only player who won a WC match without a "universal style". Other champions excelled at defense, endgames etc. Even Petrosian could attack if given the opportunity|
|May-11-10|| ||Sokrates: Congrats to Anand on the win - one of the most sympathetic world champions in history keeps his crown. That is well deserved.|
However, I also want to pay tribute to Topalov for setting up a fierce fight in every game and with every move. He put a severe pressure upon Anand in close to all games, and he won two excellent games.
Finally, I think that this match was very entertaining, not second to any other in that aspect IMO. Both players deserve credit for their efforts of playing chess rather than pushing wood in boring drawn games.
Long live Anand, the present king of chess!
|May-11-10|| ||chancho: Anand is the epitome of class, nuff said!|
|May-11-10|| ||Kazzak: Sounds like nonsense, Theodor. I followed the game on the video, and at no time was there an offer or communication between them before the resignation.|
|May-11-10|| ||chancho: Topa may have been feeling the heat from playing in his own backyard.
No doubt he was hoping against hope that he could escape in the latter stages of the game, but the Tiger was not going to let his prey off the hook!|
|May-11-10|| ||boz: Congratulations to the great Anand! And thank you for sparing us the tiebreaks!|
|May-11-10|| ||chancho: The moment of resignation:
|May-11-10|| ||Eyal: Anand was apparently quite gracious at the press conference: <Anand praised his opponent's fighting spirit. "It was the toughest match I played so far. The games were all long and tough fights." He called the organization "superb", and didn't mind playing in Sofia "as soon as the chess started".> (chessvibes)|
|May-11-10|| ||Train: Anand was the stronger player. It's that simple. The guy came to Topalov's home court and won anyway.|
|May-11-10|| ||SamAtoms1980: <chancho: The moment of resignation:|
You'll notice that only the black king is standing.
Congratulations, Vishwanathan Anand. A great grandmaster you are proving to be, both for a substantial reign on the throne and for keeping the crown out of the hands of Danailov.
Hats off to Topalov for a mighty effort and going toe-to-toe with Anand until the very end, and for his team being on good behavior and keeping all the attention on the chess once the match started. This World Championship will go down as a memorable one.
|May-11-10|| ||kamalakanta: I was rooting for Anand, so of course I am happy. But my respect for Topalov has grown. He had his chances. He played extremely well. Anand was able to hold some very difficult and uncomfortable positions. Congratulations to both players on a great match!|
|May-11-10|| ||RonB52734: I would just like to repeat what everyone else said.|
Well, everyone else except the bit about the salad shooter. Ouch.
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