Thank you for those who responded to the last post. I will chew over your helpful thoughts and try to interact with them soon. Unfortunately, I wasted far too much time today following the fourth game of the chess match between Kramnik and Topalov, and so I cannot really justify much blogging time tonight.
And after all that, sadly Topa only managed a draw with the white pieces. His usual aggression seemed to be drained out of him by the results of his attacks in the first two games, a conclusion implied by his failure to push the pawn to e4 at crucial moments in today’s middle-game.