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Garry Kasparov vs Veselin Topalov
Advanced Chess (1998) (exhibition), Leon ESP, rd 2, Jun-10
King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60)  ·  1-0

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Dec-22-03  Taidanii: 34. Qxc8+ is certainly the deciding factor here. A brilliant move by Kasparov while he keps in mind that his opponent's Queen is as good as gone.
Dec-23-03  Catfriend: I agree it's a great game, but I don't like Topalov's play - extremely passive.. I don't see any attacking plan, any agressive movement by black.
Nov-30-04  alexandrovm: Qxc8+, a great tactical blow
Oct-20-05  alexandrovm: and the aid of the computer was nice here. White does not recover material inmidiatly, but in two moves
Nov-17-05  JYMMI: NICE GAME AND GREAT ROOKS SACRIFICE, BUT NO, I DON'T AGREE WITH TAIDANII Qxc8+ WAS A REALY GOOD MOVE BUT FOR ME 26. Na4 WAS THE BEST MOVE OF KASPAROV.
Nov-17-05  aw1988: Uh, dude, I'm no expert, but caps, is like, really old school.
May-03-06  nolanryan: I'm with Catfriend, I think Topalov played relatively poorly here. But Qxc8 was a sweet move!
Oct-09-06  Bufon: Kasparov beating his future sucesor.
Oct-09-06  RookFile: Really? I thought Kramnik was Kasparov's successor.
Oct-09-06
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  Everett: <RookFile> maybe he ment his future-future successor?
Oct-09-06  RookFile: Does he need to beat Kramnik first?
Oct-09-06
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  Everett: <RF> Maybe he is getting ahead of himself?
Oct-09-06  Bufon: Kasparov sucesor is the <dominant> player, who has the best rating, and who <clearly dominates>, and makes +4, +5 and more, the one who plays sicilian nadjorfs, not petrofs.

Long live the King Topalov!!!

Oct-09-06
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  Everett: Bufon and buffoon are so close.
Oct-10-06  positionalgenius: <Everett>Yes,and he acts like the latter.
Oct-11-06  Bufon: <positionalgenious> I know you love me, and you cant live without me :-)
Nov-14-12  wordfunph: "Computers are still notoriously bad at finding 'expensive' first moves in such combinations, but once you feed the queen to the chip, even an old 486 will promptly tell you just how lost black is."

- IM Bjarke Kristensen (on 34.Qxc8+!)

Dec-18-12  hytvfjdo: What about 35...Bf8. Rybka says it is a draw.
Dec-18-12
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  beatgiant: <hytvfjdo>
<35...Bf8>
Isn't simply 36. Bc5 good enough, with a big material advantage?

I don't see the perpetual after 35...Bf8 36. Bc5 Qd7 37. Rxf8+ Kg7 38. Bd6 Qxb5 39. Rc8 Qe2 40. Nc3 Qxe3+ 41. Kg2. What did Rybka find?

Dec-19-12  12.12.12: Topalov is no one's successor now. And most probably his best days are over. That is just my opinion, of course.
Dec-19-12  Nilsson: 35...Bf8 36.Bc5 Qd7 37.Rxf8+ Kg7 38.Bd6 Qxb5 39.Rc8 Qxb3 and a draw I think (Houdini) 35...Kh7?? Time trouble or what?
/JN
Dec-19-12
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  beatgiant: <hytvfjdo>,<Nilsson> If both of your engines claim a draw, it probably is one. I've tried in vain to find a line where White can control the Black queen's counterplay.
Dec-28-12  Nilsson: I do not have Rybka,(hytvfjdo, is not me) I have Houdini 1.5a and an old computer, but I still think, that the position on a correspondence chess level, is a draw. /JN
Nov-22-21
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  Messiah: Wew!!

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