Game Eleven of the big chess match ended in a draw after a long, difficult endgame. Kramnik, playing black, stuck to his beloved Slav Defense despite the catastrophe in game nine. Topalov again tried a new idea, but Kramnik defended well and entered an endgame where he had only a very slight disadvantage. After some inaccuracies by Topalov, Kramnik managed to gain the upper hand and even won a pawn. But it was not enough to win and eventually a draw was agreed.
The twelfth and final game is on Thursday. All tied up, including the forfeit by Kramnik in game five. Both players have a lot of incentive to go for broke. How will it end? Stay tuned!