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Veselin Topalov vs Alexander Grischuk
Norway Chess (2014), Stavanger NOR, rd 2, Jun-04
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Adams Attack (B90)  ·  0-1



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  whiteshark: <36.Rf3> and no comments yet.
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  whiteshark: time displayed: 0:04 - 0:05
Jun-04-14  Shams: Just in time to see the kill!
Jun-04-14  Ulhumbrus: On 36...Nd2+ 37 Rxd2 Re1+ becomes possible. This suggests changing the move order with 36...Re1 at once eg 37 Rxe1 Nd2+
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  whiteshark: <36...Re1!!>
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  whiteshark: resigns
Jun-04-14  Marmot PFL: Topalov blundered in time trouble. His opponents not his own.
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  ketchuplover: Karjakin ran out of time
Jun-04-14  Chris321: Wow nice! game by Grischuk!,going into my collection straightaway!.,plenty of goodies to learn from this game,a real Najdorf,full blooded beast!
Jun-04-14  fisayo123: Topalove always brings the fun. His opponents always oblige.
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  tamar: Topalov never really had anything with his Nd4-f5-h6+ attack.

Grischuk cold-bloodedly let it proceed, then shot back with ...Qf2 and ...f5 forcing Queens off, and leaving the knight stranded on h6.

Jun-04-14  csmath: Bad game by Topalov, he is really not playing good lately.
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  tarlzic 1966: Nice shot
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  WannaBe: Interesting idea by Topalov with 1. Nf3, and instead of the usual ...Nf6, we get ...c5

Trying to convince the World Team to play 1. Nf3 against GM Naiditsch. =)

Jun-05-14  Willchess: Nice attack by black
Jun-05-14  Rob Morrison: I'm surprised Topalov got as much the look of an attack as he did because his opening was terrible. Seems to me black is just better after 16 . . . O-O. Instructive example of how not to play the Sicilian with white.

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