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Veselin Topalov vs Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov
Palma de Mallorca (1992), Palma de Mallorca ESP
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Simagin's Improved Variation (D86)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-01-05  chessiscool: In my opinion 15.Rf6 isn't a very good move, instead if white plays 15.Qf7+ Kh8 16.Nf4... How can black still defend himself in a normal way?
Aug-17-13  csmath: This is extremely dangerous attack.

13. f4?
is error although the move looks very attractive. White should proceed:

13. Rad1!
[this brings all the pieces into action and there is no defence now!]

Three basic responses:

14. cxd4! [threat e5 & no good squares for the king] Bh8 15. d5! [and in case of ...Ne5, 16. f4 Ne5, 17. d6!]

13....Be6 [most resilient]
14. Qb7! Bd7
15. dxe5+ Rxe5
16. Rxd7 Qxd7
17. Qxa8 Kf7
18. Nd4 Nxd4
19. cxd4 Re8
20. Qxa7 Bxd4
21. Bc5 Bxc6
22. Qxc5 Rxe4

and while not forcibly lost the black position pawn down is absolutely horrible.

14. Qa4 [quiet and powerful, black returns the piece]

Conclusion is that 12. ...Kf6? is not a good move.

Aug-17-13  csmath: White should return the piece with 12. ...Be6 and all the best play would lead to only a small positional advantage for white.
Sep-20-15  cocker: There's something wrong with this finish. In the final position, White can win with 34 Ne6+. Perhaps Black's last move was Rxe4 and not Nxe4?
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