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Lembit Oll vs Veselin Topalov
"Free for Oll" (game of the day Apr-24-2009)
PCA Qualifiers (1993), Groningen NED, rd 10, Dec-29
Dutch Defense: Leningrad Variation (A87)  ·  1-0



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Jan-04-05  Poisonpawns: 29.fxg5 crushes black immediately hxg5 30.bg5 qg6 31.qh3+ bh6 32.bxe7 .Blacks problems begin with 27..b5? First thing is to note white has the two bishops and that he wants to open up the position, thus 28.f4! So Topalov should play 27..Nf3! or Nf5 threating to take off a bishop but Bd2! . The pawns at d5 and e6 are actually helping black keep the game closed, so this is the purpose of 27.Nf3! 28.Rf1 now b5! 29.Kg2! Ne5 and white has slight adv. 22..Nxe6 is the move we are looking for leading to full equality 23.Bd2 Qf5! =
Jul-27-06  woodenbishop: Great game!!

RIP Lembit.

Sep-01-07  weisyschwarz: So sad. RIP Lembit Oll.
Apr-01-08  Poisonpawns: Was his death a suicide? I dont recall.He was a great Talent,this game was just a glimpse in this mans mind.
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  chancho: He committed suicide by taking a dive from his 4th floor apartment.
Dec-20-08  rodantero: "22..Nxe6 is the move we are looking for leading to full equality 23.Bd2 Qf5"

What it white would play in this case 23.Bd5 Nxd5 24.Qxd5 Kh8 25.Bd2 Rf6 26.Ne4 Rff8

Apr-24-09  TheTamale: <chancho: He committed suicide by taking a dive from his 4th floor apartment.>

Wow, that's the LAST way I would ever kill myself. Too high a chance of survival and life thereafter as a paraplegic. Of course, that might have been all that was available to him.

According to his bio, he would've been about 16 when he won the Estonian championship.

Apr-24-09  pjb927: I really don't see any egregious mistakes made by Topalov. Every move he made makes some sense, just not in concert. 27...b5? may not be the optimal move, but it's hard to blame someone for advancing the pawn and trying to obtain a long term advantage with a queen site majority, especially when there's no clear better move. 27...b5 is a very classical move.

What doesn't make sense to me is that Topalov fails to play ...b4, providing greater protection for the queen side majority. Move 30 seems like a good opportunity, and 30...h5 seems like a vain hope to get Oll to exchange Queens and get into a bloodbath. Maybe I'm wrong, if someone could help me out.

Apr-24-09  tivrfoa: brilliant!!!!!!!!
Apr-24-09  xrt999: Lembit's Oil
Apr-24-09  jahhaj: <pjb927> After 30...b4, 31.Rg1 seems a very powerful move. E.g. 31...Nd4 32.Qh5 and what's Black going to do about 33.Rg6? Not certain since I don't have my computer switched on.
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  kevin86: If I invest my money in the winner of this game,could I start an "Oll Company"?
Apr-24-09  pjb927: jahhaj, the more I look at it, the more I think you're right. 30...h5 was absolutely necessary to prevent 31.Rg1, after which black loses the knight on f4 at the very least
Apr-24-09  Sularus: <jahhaj>

<Not certain since I don't have my computer switched on.>

so how did you type and send that message?


Jun-09-09  DiskFunkTionaL: The DuTcH, Full of Mayhem Variation. A trench-warfare, started that way, at least. WoW, very bloody!

R.I.P. to the Ramblin' Gamblin' Man.

Jun-11-09  PaulLovric: This was a fantastic game, how old was this guy when he passed away
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  keypusher: <PaulLovric> 33

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