Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anand equalizes

World Champion Anand has won the second game with the white pieces. Anand played the Catalan Opening and sacrificed a pawn. He had plenty of compensation in his active pieces and "Catalan" bishop. The bishop on the h1-a8 diagonal only moved twice but heavily influenced the course of the game.

Topalov under heavy pressure made one or two mistakes. They were enough for Anand to convert to a won rook ending.

Game can be replayed online below