On the 25 and 26 of February world chess champion’s nomination contenders Veselin
Topalov (2791, Bulgary) and Gata Kamsky (2729, USA) had played sixth and seventh games
of the tournament.
US grand master, who needed a win to equate the score, had begun sixth game with e4 move. Topalov had refused from Spanish beginning, which brought a win for American in the fourth game, choosing a Karo-Kann defence. Having not reached an advantage, Kamsky was forced to end the game with iteration moves draw.
It was a seventh game of the tournament, which brought a victory to Veselin Topalov, who once again could to impose his game tactics to Gata Kamsky and to lead the central pawn to the queen, that had defined the outcome of exciting struggle.
Topalov’s win in seventh game (overall score 4,5 to 2,5) means pre-term victory of Bulgarian grand master in challenger’s tournament with G.Kamsky. Topalov is waiting now a fighting for the world’s chess crown with present champion-Vishvanatan Anand (2791, India).