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Gata Kamsky vs Veselin Topalov
FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013), Beijing CHN, rd 3, Jul-06
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jul-08-13  Hesam7: The position after 34...cd6 is critical


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Did White miss a win here? The engines prefer 35 Qd5! the point is that Black can't play as in the game: 35...f5 36 Ra6!


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Now 36...f4? loses 37 Rb6 fe3 38 fe3 Be8 39 Rb7 and the b-pawn will decide the game. So Black has to defend the b6-pawn: 36...Rb8 37 Ra7 Be8 (37...Bc8? does not cover f7) 38 Qc4 b5 (otherwise White plays b5 himself) 39 Qc7 Bh5 (defending the b8-Rook) 40 Bd5


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White should have excellent winning chances.

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