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Veselin Topalov vs Nigel Short
Novgorod (1996), Novgorod RUS, rd 4, Jul-23
Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Variation (C87)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Oct-08-07  Freelix: This game has a beautiful idea for Black in the Ruy Lopez. 7. ..., Bg4 after White's c3 is useful, and the whole Nd7-c5-e6-g5 maneuver is just gorgeous. Has this plan been refuted? Can anybody see anything promising for White?
Dec-29-08  alexrawlings: Maybe a strange move to pick out for discussion, but can anyone explain 24 Kf1 please?
Dec-29-08  GBKnight: Well, with black doubling rooks on the e-file white needed the king to add protection on the e-file. Specifically, without Kf1 white would not have been able to play 37 Bd3 to free his position
Jan-14-09  alexrawlings: Thanks GBKnight, that was well spotted by Short that black's development plan was going to be to double the rooks on the e file, and I suppose he probably had Bd3 in mind as well, even though it was over 10 moves down the line.

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