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Dusko Prelevic vs Goran Topic
"Borin' Topic" (game of the day Nov-20-2008)
TCh-Rep. Srpska (2001), Jahorina BIH, rd 6, Aug-16
King's Indian Defense: Makagonov Variation (E71)  ·  0-1


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Nov-20-08  emayev: wow... wild game. Impressive attacking play by black, and I like the pawn sac to open up the dark-squared bishop.
Nov-20-08  think: Black wins the award for having the most punnable name since Odd Lie.
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  WannaBe: Man, I saw the pun, and thought this was going to be one of them Topalov vs. Kramnik game, or a 3 move draw by some GM.

Or how M. Carlsen's rating is being effected by the Dow, or another one of the bickering between some members...

Turns out, it's a game by a couple of people that I've never heard of! And a good game it was, did white err by 0-0-0, or was it letting black's a-pawn march down the file??

Nov-20-08  DoubleCheck: I thought white should of fixed the pawns in the centre with 13. cxd5 instead of taking the gamble with exd5

Also why didnt white play 20. a3
this would have avoided the whole b2 mating threats.

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  Morten: Nice pun. Well, at least he got the point... and in a nice way, too.
Nov-20-08  arnaud1959: White simply didn't play according to his strategy. 19.♗xc5 (giving up the dark squared bishop) implies closing black bishops diagonal asap. So for me 20.♘g3 is ??. Instead white should have played. 20.♘e4 followed by ♘2g3 without being tempted by taking ♙c5. ♘e4 allows b5 but it's less dangereous and Black would have played it anyway.
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  Travis Bickle: This game demonstrates the dynamics of the King's Indian Defense!
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  kevin86: To avoid quick mate,white must surrender the queen for a rook.
Nov-20-08  Jack Kerouac: Hey Travis: You talkin' to ME?
Are you talkin' to ME?
The KID has been my workhorse since '74.
Nov-20-08  Everett: <Jack Kerouac> Funny, I thought drugs have been your workhorse since you were 20...
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  Viewer Deluxe: For the record, black had some other opportunities and here is the most tactical one. 37... Rxe1+ 38. Rxe1 Bc3 39. Rd1 Bd2 40. Rxd2 Qa1+
In fact, white has nothing better (or loses a lot of material) and the line is almost forced.
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  Domdaniel: Combinations and chemistry are your only men. Home-brewed, naturally.

BTW, 'Topic' is what a pitcher aspires to do.

Borin, however, is an excellent first name. Reminds me of Mr and Mrs Ring and their sons, Beau and Bo.

Anybody read a French Foreign Legion adventure called <Beau Peep>?

Nov-21-08  tivrfoa: very well played by black.
white must had realized why black played 41 ... Rh3!!!!!!!!!
Aug-30-11  Skakalec: I have to dissapoint all of you, who were excited about this guy's first name and puns accordingly. His name is misspelled and it should be Goran Topic.
Nickname Topa.
Last name should be pronounced as in Gligoric, Ljubojevic etc. (not that he is SO strong , but close ;-) (according to himself))

While in English his last name gives a raise for the puns around "topic", in serbian/croatian his last name pronounced with a different accent means exactly "little rook", which is fun when playing blitz.

I know him, we are comming from the same town (Prijedor), played for the same club. He was little bit stronger than me 20 years ago, but I beat him when it mattered ;-)

(So who am I? :-))

So once again, I put his games to correction in order to correct his first name.

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