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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WC – Final handshake


From Chessdom about Round 3 when there was no handshake:-

After the bishops were exchanged at move 33, the game entered a dead draw position. Topalov and Anand kept on playing. After the time control on move 41, Topalov went to get the arbiter and according to the audience in the playing hall seemingly requested a draw. The arbiter went to the board, but Anand did not look at him and executed his next move, thus continuing the game. The arbiter stayed until the threefold repetition.

Observers from the hall confirm there was no handshake at the end of the game.

Topalov getting up to shake hands with the new World Champion as he gets up to leave.


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