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Jeroen Piket vs Veselin Topalov
Hoogovens Group A (1999), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 9, Jan-26
Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto Variation (A58)  ·  1-0



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  plang: 13..Qa8 forces the White knight to h4 but Black was unable to derive any benefit from it in this game. 15..Nbd7 was new; 15..c4 was played in Baburin -Riemersma Cappelle la Grande 1996. Piket showed great patience in limiting Black's counterplay eventually leading to the decisive breaks 36 e5 and 38 d6!. 40..Rxc4 41 Qxf6..Qd4+ 42 Rbf2 would have been hopeless for Black.

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