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Andreas G R Moen vs Veselin Topalov
European Club Cup (2013), Rhodes GRE, rd 1, Oct-20
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43)  ·  0-1



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Oct-20-13  Edmontonchessclub: 34.Qf1 seems better, just playing on down a pawn instead of getting mated. Or am I missing a major tactic here?
Oct-21-13  chesssantosh: <Edmon> exactly. I was also wondering why on earth an elite IM missed elementary back rank mate.
Oct-22-13  paramount: oh dear...34.Qxh6??? is like saying..."Okay kill me now!"

34...Qg3/Qf1 maybe will save white

Oct-22-13  TallTale: I guess he felt that going down an exchange plus the pawn would lead to an inevitably lost endgame. 34.Qxh6 is equivalent to saying <I resign>.
Oct-22-13  Edmontonchessclub: He's not going down an exchange if 34.Qf1, just a pawn. Notice that he's already up an exchange. Topalov is just recovering the material, with an extra pawn.
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  Penguincw: After 35.Rxe1, it's side to move and win (in this case black).
Oct-24-13  parisattack: Nice game by Topa! Black's play moves from the Q-Side to the center to the K-Side - not untypical in the Kan.

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