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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Topalov defeats Anand decisively in Game one of the World Chess Championship

The first game of the 2010 World Chess Championship was played today in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Grandmaster Veselin Topalov decisively defeated India's Viswanathan Anand in only 30 moves! The game began with Topalov playing the move 1.d4 and Anand essayed a Grunfeld Defense. Topalov chose to play the most testing line against this defense, that being the exchange variation. The two players followed the game Karjakin-Carlsen, Forus 2008 until it was Anand's  16th move. At this time Anand played the novelty 16...Qd6. On move 18, Anand played the move 18...Qe5. The World's strongest chess program Deep Rybka 3 evaluated that  Anand made 3 blunders in this game, on move 23, when he played 23...Kf7??, on move 25 when he played 25....Rg8?? and on move 29 when he played  29...Qxf5??.  Anand will not only have to compose himself for tomorrow's second game, but he will also have to seriously think whether or not he wants to play the Grunfeld Defense again in game 3. I have analyzed this game with the help of the World's strongest chess program, Deep Rybka 3 and have posted this analysis to the first page of my blog using the program Chessviewer Deluxe. I hope you enjoy playing through this analysis! This is game 48 in the Chessviewer Deluxe games list. If you are going to use any of this analysis on your website or anywhere else please credit either myself or Deep Rybka 3 for  this analysis. 

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.