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Veselin Topalov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Linares (1994), Linares ESP, rd 7, Mar-04
Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation. General (B56)  ·  1-0



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Oct-20-05  SnoopDogg: For most of the game I favored Kramnik especially when he traded off dark square bishops. Looked like Volodya got an edge in space and loosened Vesko's king. Only when Topalov ventured into complications with Nxd6 did he gain the decisive edge.
Aug-10-07  kingsindian2006: does anyone know who topalov's favorite players of all time were or what masters he studyed more than others?
Aug-10-07  square dance: topalov said that he and danailov made a decision to model his attitude after fischer's. always playing for a win, even with black, etc.
Aug-10-07  ivan999: Topalov was asked in an interview for a Bulgarian media who was the player he hasn't played but he wished he had played. He said Fischer.
Aug-11-07  kingsindian2006: thanks guys for the info..
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  Mateo: Not usual to see Kramnik miscalculating this way... 28...Rc8? was a blunder. Did he missed the fork Ne7+ at some point? Hard to believe.
Sep-01-14  Whitehat1963: What happens if 33...Qxe7?
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  perfidious: <Whitehat> That way leaves no chances at all after simply 34.gxf4, as Black is down a rook for essentially nothing; the move Kramnik chose leaves the barest possibility of playing for a swindle.
Sep-02-14  Whitehat1963: Thanks, <perfidious>.

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