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Veselin Topalov vs Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga
Forli op 88\10 (1988)
Benoni Defense: Classical Variation. Czerniak Defense (A78)  ·  0-1


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  ConLaMismaMano: Here Julio punishes severly Topalov's opening.
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  jaime gallegos: I agree, but he needed to manage the final carefully !
Oct-17-05  SickedChess: Julio Granda can beat the Topalov`s Berlin because he is expert playing this defense ;)
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  alexandrovm: young Topalov is crushed here by the peruvian player. Nice game!
Nov-26-05  Inf: Nxh2 is a gold move!! bravo granda!!
Nov-26-05  lopium: I think this game is a beauty. 13...c4! To prepare a nice knight manoeuvre, this is really nice. So Topalov went in Perú... ¡que bien!
Sep-07-06  theprophecy19: I believe Topolov made a mistake on move 14 when black offers the pawn. He should have taken with the knight because the bishop was guarding the g4 square from the knight....But even before then he should have left his bishop on f3 that was a good square for the bishop, he then proceeded to moving it 2 more times which is why I think he got crushed.
Sep-07-06  Inf: <he should have left his bishop on f3 ><which is why I think he got crushed> that and the fact that Granda is a expert on the berlin defence.
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  Jim Bartle: I'm surprised Topalov would let black move a bishop totally unmolested to d4 in the opening, while still having no pieces left to defend on the kingside...
Nov-12-07  SickedChess: Topalov expected 16..Qh4 17. h3 but Granda shocked him with 16.. Nxh2!
Nov-27-08  jeeky1996: OMG. This is living proof that the Benoni is the defence for me!!! (against 1.d4)
Mar-14-10  Hector Maluy: It's 1988, obviously Topalov wasn't Topalov yet.
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