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Alexander Grischuk vs Veselin Topalov
World Rapid Championship (2012) (rapid), Astana KAZ, rd 14, Jul-08
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  0-1

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Jul-08-12  Jamboree: Keee-runch!

It's not often one sees a top-ten 2763 player get obliterated in under 20 moves, especially when playing white.

I guess 13. d4 was the losing move; everything after 13. ... Bg4 puts white in a horrible bind, with all sorts of pin/sac/fork/mate themes in seemingly every sub-variation.

White probably should have pre-emptively played 13. h3 to stop the pin; I don't think the h3 sac quite works immediately then. Follow that up with Nh2 as a defensive maneuver, and maybe white is OK.

But the line played in the game is just asking for trouble.

Jul-08-12  Eyal: 13.d4 might be fine for White - but if he wants to have the d4-Nd3 setup he should apparently play 14.Nd3 (challenging the strong knight on f4) immediately and avoid h3, which gives Black a target for attack. Still, the clearly losing move is 19.Qd2?? after which 19...Qh4 is immediately lethal. Instead, after 19.Nxf3 Qxd5 20.Re3 (e.g., 20...Rae8 21.c4 followed by 22.Qd2) there's nothing clear or immediate for Black; Houdini evaluates the position as equal.

At any rate, original opening play and attacking concept by Toplaov; especially in a rapid game, it was quite difficult to find an accurate response.

Nov-23-12
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  JointheArmy: Topalov still gives shades of his 2005-2007 form. The Nxh3, f5 idea was brilliant.

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