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Topalov – Anand is the World Chess Championship 2009 final!

Topalov defeats Kamsky in the challengers match

Topalov Portrait

GM Veselin Topalov has won the Chess Challengers match in Sofia against GM Gata Kamsky. After 7 games Topalov achieved 4,5 points, which is enough to advance to the next phase.

This gives him the right to challenge Vishwanathan Anand for the World Chess Championship 2009 title. The match will take place this autumn, stay tuned with for the latest details!

Topalov – Kamsky

Game 1 Gruenfeld 1/2:1/2 (replay game)

Game 2 – Ruy Lopez 0:1 (replay game)
Game 3 – Gruenfeld Botvinnik 1/2:1/2 (replay game)
Game 4 – Ruy Lopez Chigorin 1:0 (replay game)
Game 5 – French Tarrasch 1:0 (replay game)
Game 6 – Caro Kann 1/2:1/2 (replay game)
Game 7 – French Tarrasch 1:0 (replay game)

Anand square

In the 2009 match Anand will defend his title against Veselin Topalov. This will be an attempt for 3rd consecutive World Chess Championship title. He won the 2007 Mexico city tournament and the match in Bonn against Kramnik.

Currently Anand is participating at the XXVI Torneo Ciudad de Linares.

Anand – Kramnik

Game 1 – Slav Exchange (replay)

Game 2 – Nimzo Indian Saemisch (replay)

Game 3 – Queens Gambit Meran (replay)

Game 4 – QGD (replay)

Game 5 – Queens Gambit Meran (replay)

Game 6 – Nimzo Indian (replay)

Game 7 – Slav Defence (replay)

Game 8 – QGD Ragozin (replay)

Game 9 – Anti-Meran Gambit (replay)

Game 10 – Nimzo Indian (replay)

Game 11 – Sicilian Naidorf (replay)

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