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Veselin Topalov vs Anatoly Karpov
FIDE GP (2002) (rapid), Dubai UAE, rd 4, Apr-07
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation. Modern Main Line (B17)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-13-03  Benjamin Lau: Well fine, if you're going to take my queen, I'll take your two... Oh.
Apr-22-04  notyetagm: rooks, oh wait, I only get one rook! DOH!
Oct-21-05  Brown: What was the FIDE GP tournament? Was it rapid or blitz, active or what?
Oct-27-05  Dionyseus: "GP" stands for Grand Prix. Time control was rapid, and blitz for tie breaks.

Oct-28-05  AlexanderMorphy: LOL...well at least he's world champion! :) just comes to show that even the best make blunders!
Oct-29-05  SEMENELIN: <AlexanderMorphy: LOL...well at least he's world champion! :) just comes to show that even the best make blunders!>

It is proper to say that atleast his human. =)

Nov-17-05  AlexanderMorphy: yes thats what i actually meant to say...thanks for pointing outmy mistake.
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  Honza Cervenka: The game was finished by awful blunder but even before that white was already outplayed.
Sep-01-06  Chess Lou Zer: Funny ending. Opening of the day.
Jun-29-07  argishti: how could u miss that??
Jul-17-07  apple pi: Maybe white was planning 30. Nxa5?
but even then: ...Qa6 (threatening the f1 rook) and he's down at least a minor piece
Dec-23-08  WhiteRook48: how could a great player like Topalov miss PxQ? Maybe he's becoming Spassky
Dec-30-08  WhiteRook48: so a grandmaster like Topalov doesn't see his queen en prise and leaves it there like a beginner??? Rxd8??
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  sleepyirv: <WhiteRook48> I'm pretty sure Topalov saw it, he just believed he could take the a8 rook and have two rooks for a Queen. He was mistaken in that the rook was en prise.
Dec-31-08  WhiteRook48: <sleepyirv> I think you meant "The Rook was not en prise."
Jan-10-09  WhiteRook48: Or am I the one with the totally wrong picture?
Jan-22-09  WhiteRook48: yeah, I'm the one with the wrong picture. Was Topalov blindfolded, because he plays like a total patzer on the 29th move.
Feb-06-09  WhiteRook48: Topalov found the worst move on the board
Feb-28-09  WhiteRook48: Topalov is not champion!
Mar-08-09  chesszarg: Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone could have done better. He played one of the worst moves on the board
Mar-08-09  Everyone: <Anyone could have done better.> Even Everyone would have seen it coming. :^)
Mar-21-09  chesszarg: Yup...

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