Bulgaria's Topalov with Brilliant Victory at FIDE Grand Prix London
Bulgarian chess master Veselin Topalov outplayed Dutch Anish Giri with black, clinching a precious victory at FIDE Grand Prix London.
Many quick exchanges were made in the game between Anish Giri and Veselin Topalov.
After twenty minutes of play, there was rook + bishop + knight endgame on the board. Everyone expected a quick draw, but Topalov started to play for the win.
The 41st move by Anish was a mistake, but his position was already difficult. The two black pawns e5/f5 looked unstoppable and Giri could not hold the position.
The game was played in 52 moves.
Boris Gelfand beat Rustam Kasimdzhanov, while the previous tournament leader Shakhriyar Mamedyarov settled for a draw against Peter Leko. This left three players tied for first, with 7.0/11 points each, but Topalov had the highest tiebreak.