Wednesday, April 28, 2010
First draw and first `no handshake`for the match !
Topalov and Anand draw their third game last night. The game had an interesting finish. Both players reach a dead drawn endgame and a threefold repetition occur. Because that Topalov has agreed to play under the Sofia Rule, he didn`t offer a draw to his opponent - Anand but some spectator said he consult the arbiter about the drawn position. Anand probably playing a psychological move, also didn`t want to offer anything and keep playing. However the arbiter decide it was a drawn game finally and the players end the game without handshake. At the press conference, the players said they both forget to shake hand after the game ?! Remember Short-Cheparinov no handshake incident!
You can read the no handshake incident at chessdom.com
Below is the 3rd game.