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Veselin Topalov vs Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2002), Dortmund GER, rd 4, Jul-16
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Van der Wiel Attack (B12)  ·  1-0


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Jan-17-03  Sarimanok: 12...Bc5 is a better alternative. While 30.Bd4 Qxh4 31.Bxg7 could have been more interesting.
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  tpstar: 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nc3 e6 5. g4 <The enterprising way to play the Advance Variation> Bg6 6. Nge2 < 6. h4 h6 7. h5 Bh7 8. Nge2 Nd7 T Palmer vs R Present, 1986 > Ne7 7. f4 <More common is 7. Nf4 Opening Explorer > <[last book move]<>> c5 <7 ... h5 8. f5 ef 9. g5 Na6 10. Nf4 Shabalov vs J Times, 2001 ; 7 ... Na6 8. Ng3 Nb4 9. f5 ef 10. a3 E Berg vs T Hansen, 2001 > 8. h4 <8. Ng3 cd 9. Nb5 Nec6 10. f5 Bc5 11. Nd6+ Anand vs Karpov, 2003 > h5 9. f5 <A gambit blocking out the Bg6> exf5 10. g5 Nec6 11. Bg2 cxd4 12. Nxd5 Nd7 13. Nxd4 Ndxe5 14. Nb5 Rc8 15. Qe2 <Pins the Ne5 while preparing 0-0-0> Bd6 16. Nxd6+ Qxd6 17. Bf4 <White has a strong Nd5 plus the Two Bishops for the Pawn> 0-0 18. 0-0-0 Qc5 <White threatened 19. Nf6+ & 20. Rxd6> 19. Rh3 <[19. b4 Nxb4 20. Nxb4 Qxb4 21. Bxe5 =]<>> <If 19. b4 Qc4?! 20. Qxc4 Nxc4 21. b5 & 22. Ne7+ wins the exchange, but not 19. Bxe5 Nxe5 20. Qxe5? Qxc2#> Rfe8 20. Rc3 Qa5 21. Ra3 Qc5 22. Re3 Nd4 <[22 ... Re6 ]<>> 23. Rxd4! <White wins two pieces for a Rook> Qxd4 24. Rxe5 Kh7 25. Qd1 <[25. Rxe8!? Rxe8 26. Qf1 ]<>> Qf2 26. Bf3 Rxe5 <26 ... Qxh4 might hold longer, but Black wants to counterattack c2> 27. Bxe5 f4 28. Bc3 Rd8 29. b3 <29. Nf6+?! gxf6 30. Qxd8? Qxc2#> Kh8? <[29 ... b5 30. Be1 Qc5 31. Bb4 ]<>> 30. Be1 <[30. Bd4 ]<>> <The idea being 30. Bd4 Qxh4 31. Bxg7+! Kxg7 32. Qd4+ Kg8/Kh7 (32 ... Kf8 33. Qh8#) 33. Nf6+ is decisive> Qc5 31. Kb2 Bf5 32. c4 b5 33. Bb4 Qf2+ 34. Qe2 Qxe2+ 35. Bxe2 <With Queens off, White has a technical win> bxc4 36. bxc4 Bg4 37. Bd3 f3 38. Kc3 Be6 39. Ne3 Bh3 40. Nd1 1-0 <White blockades the Pf3, then the passed c Pawn wins quickly>.

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Jun-07-08  Alphastar: I think black is more than OK after 9. ..hxg4!? 10. fxg6 Nxg6.
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