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Boris Gelfand vs Veselin Topalov
Novgorod (1997)  ·  Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-10-06
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  chancho: 42...Rxf7 43.Qxg6+! Rg7 44.Qe8+ Kh7 45.Bf5+ Kh6 46.Qh8+ Rh7 47.Qf6#
Aug-08-07
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  plang: Gelfand felt that Topalov should have left his knight on c7 protecting d5. After the positionally weakening moves 18..h5 and 20..a6 Gelfand was able to create an advantagious pawn structure with 21 dxe since 22..Qxc3 23 Rc2..Qa5 24 Nxe6..fxe 25 Rc7 is terrific for white. Gelfand felt that 32..f5 would have equalized. 39 Qh6..Qxd4 40 e6..Qg7 41 Qxg7..Kxg7 42 e7 wins easily. As played Gelfand felt that Topalov could have held the draw with 40..fxe 41 Qxg6..Qg7 42 Bxe6+..Kh8 43 Qxh5+..Qh7 44 Qe5+..Qg7 45 Bxd5..Rxf2+ 46 Kg1..Qxe5 47 Rxe5..Ra2. When Topalov missed that Gelfand finished the game neatly.
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