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Loek van Wely vs Veselin Topalov
Fujitsu Siemens Masters (2000), Frankfurt, rd 1, Jun-22
Modern Defense: Pterodactyl Variation (A42)  ·  0-1



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Aug-24-05  alexandrovm: The white bishop is traped. Everything starts at move Topalov calculated and saw that he can be a piece up at the end?
Aug-24-05  solstys: What happens after 18. Bg7? If the king takes it, then 18...Rxe6+ wins the knight.
Aug-24-05  Kangaroo: <<solstys>: What happens after 18. Bg7? If the king takes it, then 18...Rxe6+ wins the knight.>

<Try to count pawns.> <Black has already got two extra ones, and after either <18 ... Rg8> or <18 ... Ne5> will add one more to his collection!>

Aug-24-05  alexandrovm: or maybe black doesn't take and just plays Rg8, taking yet another pawn, on g2
Mar-23-06  ghristo: Why not 10.Kxd2
Jan-13-07  controlaltdelete: 13.Bd3 is the real mistake here..van Wely messed up the move order he should have played Bb2 first trapping the knight and taking it two moves later after Bd3
Jun-03-07  nhat8121: yeah that bishop is not trapped at all with bg7
Jun-08-07  nhat8121: probably resign b/c he'll be down by 3 pawns

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