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Veselin Topalov vs Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Liga de Campeones (2007), Vitoria Gasteiz ESP, rd 2, Nov-03
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  1-0



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Nov-04-07  Ulhumbrus: 16...Bxc4 plays to win a pawn before completing Black's development. 16...Nd7 gets the QN out.
Nov-04-07  kingsindian2006: masterful game and precision by topa... this looked like the old topalov for a game...
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  jaime gallegos: great game, a gift from Topa ... what are they gonna say those who dont love him ?
Nov-04-07  chessmoron: Kasimdzhanov is just a bad player who just plain stinks. A jealous little being who thinks Topalov cheated. Hell Karpov is better than him now.
Nov-04-07  badest: <chessmoron> I know you are kidding, but isn't this supposed to be state-of-the-art wrt anti-cheating measures. (Since they play completely isolated from the public.)
Nov-04-07  Atkins: Yes a good game from Topalov. But Kasimdzhanov's 9...Ne4 looks a bit succidal to me. Nf6 was the only pleasant piece on the black side. He gave up it to develop the only piece which wasn't working Nb1! White is clearly better after that. Bc3 has not as such value. Here N is almost equal to B. But to make it decisive it's a good job.
Nov-05-07  s4life: <badest: <chessmoron> I know you are kidding>

I am sure he was being serious. not exactly a chap with a good sense of humor methinks. Great game by Topalov BTW.

Nov-07-07  patzer2: Piling up on the pinned piece with 37. Re7! Qf8 38. Ra1 is stronger and wins quicker than the game continuation. However, Topalov seemed to have worked out the calculations accuratley enough to assure his win with 37. Ra1 .
Nov-07-07  patzer2: I suspect Black under estimated the strength of the advance 30. d5!, when White seems to have little trouble holding the threatening passer or pusing it at just the right moment.

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