World Chess: Final game between Anand, Topalov underway

Updated: 11 May 2010 11:32 IST

The final game of the 12-game World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov is underway in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Sofia, Bulgaria :

The final game of the 12-game World Chess Championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov is underway in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Experts are calling this as one of the most entertaining World Championship finals in a long while. It's certainly poised on a knife's edge with both Viswanathan Anand and Vesselin Topalov tied at 5.5 points each.

"I would say its 50-50, in my opinion we'll see tiebreaks," Grandmaster Robert Fontaine said.

"Of course I hope Topalov wins before that because we know how strong Vishy is in rapid and blitz. But I think Topalov has his chances also in the tie-breaks," Antoaneta Stefanova, Former Womens World Chess Champion said.

Anand has had his fair share of excitement in the build-up to this title defence. The volcanic ash across Europe meant he had to undergo a 40 hour journey by road to get to Bulgaria. He's travelled even further in the subsequent two weeks. Hopefully a world title just like this one in 2008 lies at the end of the journey.

Topics : Chess
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