Thursday, April 29, 2010

Anand wins fourth game

Anand won the fourth game in contrasting style with a mating attack on Topalov king. The opening was a Catalan just like in the second game. But all other similarities ended here. Whereas the second game was a positional effort , this game had Anand sacrificing a piece for a king-side attack.

Topalov must have seen the 23. Nxh6 but thought it was not working.  Anand is not world champion for nothing and the idea of Rc1-c4-g4 proved too strong.

Anand is showing an all round style, playing both positional and attacking chess. In the third game, he drew with the black pieces quite easily. I wondor what Topalov can do in tomorrow's Friday's game. He might change to king pawn opening since Anand is drawing easily against the queen pawn opening.

The score is now 2.5 - 1.5 in Anand's favour.


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