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Sunday, May 9, 2010

2010 World Chess Championship:Game 11 analysis

The eleventh game of  the 2010 World Chess Championship was played in Sofia, Bulgaria on
Saturday. GM Anand had the white pieces and he began play in an unusual way, by
playing 1.c4. (Prior to this game he had played the move 1.c4 in only 25 of the 1406 games he
started with the white pieces in his career!). The game started in the English Opening, and stayed
there, with the players eventually agreeing to a draw after 65 moves of hard-fought play!

This draw result means the following standings exist in the match after 11 games:


WCh Sofia BUL 2010






WCh Sofia BUL 2010

1 Topalov,V 2805 10½0½½½1½½½5.5 / 11 30.25
2 Anand,V 2787 01½1½½½0½½½5.5 / 11 30.25



You can view analysis of this game by going  to:

1.Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk's analysis (as well as the analysis of some other
titled players) can be viewed at: http://live.chessdom.com/anand-topalov-2010-g11.html

2. International Master Malcolm Pein's analysis is at: http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessnews/events/world-chess-championship-2010/anand-topalov-world-championship-game-11

3.Analysis by Grandmaster Anish Giri is supposed to be posted to this link in the near future:  http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6321 .If not there then go to the main
page at http://www.chessbase.com and look for an article about game 11.

3. Analysis by Grandmaster Susan Polgar can be viewed by going to this link:
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6321

4. Analysis of game 11 has been posted at the Chessvibes website:
http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/wch-g11-anand-starts-with-1c4-game-drawn-after-60-moves/

5.Analysis by some of the top Grandmasters in chess can be viewed in Russia
and English at: http://www.chesspro.ru/index_en.html

Monday is a rest day for the players. The 12th (and possibly final and deciding game
of this World Chess Championship match) will be played on Tuesday
in Sofia.Best wishes to both players for the 12th game!

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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



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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.