2010 World Chess Championship
Viswanathan Anand (India) vs. Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria)
Sofia, Bulgaria
April 24 - May 11, 2010

Conditions:
Best of 12 Games.  After Topalov lost his FIDE Championship in the 2006 World Championship Match, he 
was excluded by rule from the 2007 World Championship Tournament, but played and won a match with 
Kamsky, the winner of the next Candidates Series, for the right to challenge in 2010.  In the event 
of a 6-6 tie, a 4 game series of G/25+10 Rapids Games was to be played.  If this series ended in a tie, 5 pairs of Blitz games were to be played at a 5/3 time control.  If this series ended in a tie, an Armageddon game was to be played, in which White had odds of 5 minutes to 4 (with no increment), but in which Black had draw odds.




Bonn, 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Score
Anand 0 1 1 0 1 6
Topalov 1 0 0 1 0 5
NOTE: Result:  Viswanathan Anand retains the World Title.

  • Anand's FIDE rating going into the match was 27??, Topalov's was 27??.