Veselin Topalov knows that he will have to build some momentum since he is a point down in a short match. In Game #6, Topalov gained that momentum by outplaying Viswanathan Anand in the latter stages of the game, but unfortunately was unable to score a full point. Nevertheless, this game had to have been a morale booster for Team Topalov who has been outplayed in Games 2-5. (See Game #6)
Topalov finishes the first half of the match down a point, but within striking distance. He will start the second half with the black pieces and chess fans can look for some changes in match strategy and time runs short. Anand will attempt to improve on his Catalan (since Topalov has made improvements) or switch to 1.e4.
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