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Nigel Short vs Veselin Topalov
Linares (1995), Linares ESP, rd 2, Mar-02
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack (B78)  ·  0-1



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Feb-09-07  trumbull0042: What a lively, interesting game. Referred to on page 29 of Edward Dearing's "Play the Sicilian Dragon".
Jul-19-07  somitra: 23 ... d5, nice move to open the game. At first I didn't realize this, then saw 24. exd Bf5

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Jul-19-07  ex0duz: Why doesnt Topalov play 23.Bc4, and instead opt for d5? Is opening up files and the b1-h7 diagnal really better than a bishop for white rook? Or was he worried about 24. Rxc4 Qxc4 25. Qxc4 Rxc4 26. Na5 ? Or is he just being Topalov and preferring his bishop over whites rook? :p
Jul-24-08  FizzyY: I have that book! It's pretty good.
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  ajk68: Why 19. Qa6. ?
Sep-15-12  vikram2791: The position after 33... Bc4: Despite being a pawn up, Short had to get rid of the passed pawn thus he sacrificed his rook. He got his passed pawn but was left with a losing position. I found a puzzle that says find the best move in the position. The position was exactly the same after 34.Qxf3.
Aug-16-17  ChrisWainscott: The position after 33.Nd4 is the first position given in the amazing book Imagination in Chess by Paata Gaprindashvili.

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