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Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev vs Veselin Topalov
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2002), Dortmund GER, rd 1, Jul-13
Benoni Defense: Taimanov Variation (A67)  ·  0-1


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  refutor: not 26. .. QxB because of mate threats/severe loss of material after 27.g6
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  Sneaky: I disagree: 26...Qxe3 27.g6 Qh6 looks like it should hold.

But 26...Qxe3 27.Rxg7+ is good for a draw

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  drukenknight: 26...Qxe3 27 Rxg7+ looks bad, but ummm, well, ummm, hmmm, I think that is "edge of the abyss" line in any event.
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  pawntificator: I don't think white should have let black keep that pawn on e4 after 16...fxe4.

There seems to be some interesting possibilities after 23.g6

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  OneArmedScissor: Excellent game by Topalov.
Jan-20-06  EnglishOpeningc4: Proving that the Benoni is alive and well once again
Dec-21-06  notyetagm: <OneArmedScissor: Excellent game by Topalov.>

Yes, this game was won by Topalov via his overwhelming <CENTRALIZATION>.

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  Sacsacmate: astounding game by Topalov. Esp the exchange sac owards the end is praiseworthy..!
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  Ironmanth: Awesome game in the Taimanov variation of my beloved Benoni! Thanks. Happy, safe, and wondrous holidays to all! ITH
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