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Topa's famous victories and defeats
Compiled by Grega
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Evolution of Bulgarian's best player from beggining to the present day. Collection contains wins and loses. So, which is your favourite ToPa game? I'm rooting for Karpov's anti-benoni masterpiece (36 moves)

A boy who beat champion
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Karpov wasn't impressed
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Tolya's last magnificent year
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Evgeny wins with Alekhine-like sacrifice
Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

Kramnik boring? I don't think so.
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B57) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Garry Gone With The Wind
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

And A Draw
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marvelous combinational display
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Kasparov revenges '96 loss
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Nearly at his peak: just excellent
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Intense masterpiece
Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

Indian Boiled
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

No reason to cry
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Who is better?
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

Reinforced by Lasker's steadiness
Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 73 moves, 1-0

Topalov in footsteps of Tal
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Payback
Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury vs. Lasker revisited
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pawns are soul of chess.
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanking - First defeat after gaining championship
Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0

Activity of the lesser piece
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Snap in the face
Topalov vs Anand, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Red hunt
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Nerves
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

Endgame tragedy
Svidler vs Topalov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

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