World Chess Champion 2010!!!

The World Chess Championship 2010 match pitted the defending world champion, Viswanathan Anand, against challenger Veselin Topalov, for the title of World Chess Champion. The match took place in Sofia, Bulgaria from April 24 to May 13, 2010, with a prize fund of 2 million euros (60% to the winner). In a dramatic finish, Anand won the match 6½–5½ to retain the title.
The match was to be twelve games, with tie-breaks if necessary, the same format and length as the 2006 and 2008 matches.

The start of the match ended up being delayed by one day, due to air travel disruptions caused by the volcanic ash emissions from Eyjafjallajökull. Anand was booked on a flight from Frankfurt to Sofia on April 16, and was stranded due to disruption of all air travel. He asked for a three day postponement, which was refused by the organizers on April 19. Anand finally reached Sofia on April 20, after a 40-hour road journey. The first game was consequently delayed by one day.

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