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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grandmaster Anand wins game 12, retains World Chess Championship title

Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has won the 12th and final game of the 2010 World Chess
Championship. This win also allowed Anand to win the match against Grandmaster
Topalov, by a score of 6.5-5.5:



Topalov had the white pieces in the last game and once again played the Queen's
Gambit Opening. Anand responded by playing the solid Lasker Defense.

You can play through the moves of this game by going to the following website:
http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/sofia/games/sofia12.htm



Grandmaster Giri's analysis of the game has just been posted to:
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6327

You can download this analysis in PGN format by going to this link:
http://www.chessbase.com/news/2010/sofia/games/giri12.pgn

Other websites where analysis of this game exists are:

World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk analyzes this game at:

http://live.chessdom.com/anand-topalov-2010-g12.html

Grandmaster Susan Polgar's analysis is at::http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2010/05/
world-championship-final-game-live.html

A photo gallery of the match can be viewed at:

http://photo.chessdom.com/index.php?cat=10025

The final handshake between the players was captured in a photo at:

http://photo.chessdom.com/displayimage.php?album=255&pos=23

At this photo gallery I was finally able to find out who some of the seconds
 were for both players in this match:

GM Anand's seconds were GM Peter Nielsen (photo at
http://www.chessgames.com/portraits/peterheinenielsen.jpg  whose biography is at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Heine_Nielsen ), of Denmark According to the FIDE ratings list
GM Nielsen's current elo rating is 2698 (which makes him the 40th highest-rated
chess player in the World.) Another one of GM Anand's seconds was GM
 Surya Sekhar Ganguly of India, whose present elo rating is 2672
 (60th-highest-rated player in the World).  A recent photo of GM Ganguly is at:
http://www.chessdom.com/images/store/ganguly-surya-shekhar-sq-13671.jpg
and his biography is at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surya_Shekhar_Ganguly
The third GM member of Anand's team was GM Rustan Kasimdzhanov
of Uzbekistan,whose rating is 2699 (which makes him the 39th strongest chess player in the
World). A photo of GM Kasimdzhanov can be viewed at 
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/3047835823_b645c3b422.jpg and his biography
can be read at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rustam_Kasimdzhanov


Unfortunately, no photos of Topalov's seconds seems to exist at the website 
so their identities are  still a mystery.

Congratulations to Grandmaster Anand and your team for winning the World 
Chess Championship!

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