Archive for April 25th, 2010

India’s Viswanathan AnandPhoto © Chessvibes. After Viswanthan Anand’s crushing loss in game #1, many were wondering if the “Ashgate” ordeal he faced was affecting him. In fact that question was raised in the press conference. Anand did not offer his harrowing 40-hour trip as an excuse, but he certainly was “shellshocked” as described by some […]

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Veselin Topalov and Viswanathan Anand begin the 2010 World Championship. Photo © ChessVibes. The match was finally underway. Fans and pundits wondered what Veselin Topalov would play in the first encounter against Viswanathan Anand… 1.e4, 1.d4 or 1.Nf3. The Bulgarian played 1.d4 and the World Champion offered the Grunfeld. What happened next was a tremendous […]

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