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Vadim Zvjaginsev vs Veselin Topalov
Pamplona (1994/95), Pamplona ESP
Benko Gambit: Declined. Main Line (A57)  ·  1-0



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Aug-27-06  syracrophy: Topalov overlooked the thunderbolt 33.Qh7+!!
Dec-06-06  Whitehat1963: Talk about a game that deserves a lot more attention! Excellent tactical fireworks in this one!
Dec-06-06  keres777: This is just the kind of game I love to see. Excellent game by both players!!!
Feb-25-08  apexin: a brilliancy,from start to finish
Feb-25-08  GoHabsGo: I enjoyed this game a lot! 32. ... ♗xe3 33. ♖xe3 ♖xf7 does black stand a chance?
Feb-25-08  whiteshark: 21...Bxc3 bxc3 Be4 makes the difference.
Sep-09-09  Whitehat1963: Gorgeous Wednesday puzzle after 32...Qxh3.
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  FSR: Wouldn't the simple 32.Be6 have left White up a whole rook, and threatening mate in one to boot? Doesn't Black just resign - 32...Bg7 33.Qg6?

<GoHabsGo: I enjoyed this game a lot! 32. ...Bxe3 33.Rxe3 Rxf7 does black stand a chance?>

I don't think so. After 34.Qg6, White mates Black off the board.

Feb-12-12  King Death: <FSR> Maybe the locals were running the bulls that day and distracted the players.

This game at any rate was a whole lot more interesting for White than the usual Benkos are though Topalov got a ton of play.

Apr-10-12  Whitehat1963: 48...Kh4 49. Rg4+ Rxg4 50. Bxg4 Kxg4 51. a4 and the a-pawn queens.
Dec-21-12  dunican: @FSR: 32. Be6? Qg3+ with mate to follow
Dec-21-12  dunican: Also, in your line, what's the mate after 34.. Qf4? I can only see white one or two pawns up.
Oct-23-18  Saniyat24: 30.Bc4 was the critical move...
Oct-23-18  Saniyat24: ...and so was 32.R1e3...!
Oct-23-18  Saniyat24: ...and how cheeky was 41.b4...!

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