In Carlsen v. Veselin Topalov, Carlsen plays the quiet move 6. d3, but thereafter his victory appears to be one of maneuver, with no scrappy combinations. In the middle game, Carlsen swaps an active knight for Black’s key defensive bishop. Topalov seems to be strangely helpless against White’s bishops. Near the end Topalov offers a knight for some activity. Capturing it would have gotten a knight and bishop for a pawn and rook. Carlsen declines the offer, and presses home his attack against Black’s king. Black resigns, perceiving that he must give up all his pieces for a queen.