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Veselin Topalov vs Evgeny Bareev
"Sittin' on Topalov the World" (game of the day Oct-24-12)
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2002)  ·  French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation (C11)  ·  1-0
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Jan-13-06  schnarre: Aye!!!
Jan-14-06  morpstau: Can someone say A' la Morphy. This is a wild combination game full of beauty.
Jan-19-06  schnarre: Certainly is!
Aug-27-06  you vs yourself: Beautiful finish by Topalov!

<notyetagm: Note that this was a <blitz game> in a tie-break situation! > This was actually a rapid game. http://www.chessbase.com/Events/eve...

Dec-21-06
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  notyetagm: One of my favorite Topalov games.
Jan-11-07
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  Octavia: in Neil McDonald's book the game finishes on move 30 with wh having Q & lots of pawns & bl having 2 Rs & 3 Ps.
Jan-11-07
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  plang: Which Neil McDonald book are you referring to?
Jan-27-07  BadTemper: wow what a sexy game.
Nov-03-08  sergeidave: "The Art of Logical Thinking" by Neil McDonald. This is game 12, but in the book this game ends with a few more moves, black resigning all the same.
Jan-10-09  WhiteRook48: a whole rook up and then losing. Hmm.
Jan-04-10
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  refutor: i miss topalov ;)
Oct-24-12  ZeejDonnelly: Glorious pun. Can't comprehend the game, however--got to go to work tomorrow.
Oct-24-12
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  Abdel Irada: <notyetagm: Yes, <Snoop>, this was a 5 0 blitz tie-break game! Gives you an idea of the immense talent possessed by a 2700.>

Even a "mere" 2500 can astound.

In 1999, I supplemented my (meager) income as one of the hustlers in San Francisco who set up tables and take on all comers for a dollar a game near the cable-car turnaround at Powell and Market Streets.

Among these hustlers was a Filipino named Omar who, I was given to understand, was an IM rated about 2500. As it happened, being prudent and having a constitutional aversion to chessic dismemberment, I seldom played him myself — although I did play him even and flatter myself that the few games we played were good ones. (I was then rated about 2200, although I've been largely inactive since 2000, when my daughter was born, and would hardly back myself to play at that level today.)

One of the people who did play Omar frequently was another player rated about 2200. Unlike me, he accepted time odds: five minutes to one.

These games drew quite an audience, for the high quality of play, the exciting style Omar played, and the blinding speed with which he moved. On one occasion, I watched them play out a terrifically intricate middlegame arising from a Scheveningen Sicilian in which Omar had ten seconds to make all of his remaining moves, while his opponent had over two minutes.

After some forty more moves, two minutes and nine seconds later, Omar won on time, having at one point made twelve moves in one second.

Oct-24-12  pablo333: My word: when he's on good form, there really is no-one better than Topalov! The way VT can calculate far sighted variations of moves is comparable to Alekhine, and he plays it with the style of Capablanca.
Oct-24-12  piltdown man: I love his chess! And I still hope he'll be the (undisputed) world champ one day.
Oct-24-12
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  HeMateMe: A linear mate. Pretty sharp. Bareev must have been very confident, to let his king get chased out, early. By exchanging Queens early , when he had the chance, the game was pretty much a dead draw.
Oct-24-12
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  scormus: Yes, I like his active style of play, very impressive here.

<Abdel Irada> <... twelve moves in one second> such fast hands :O Wouldn't want to meet him in the ring :(

< .... about 2200, although I've been largely inactive since 2000> 2000 was the year or did your rating drop?

Oct-24-12
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  Abdel Irada: <scormus>: 2000 was the year.
Oct-24-12  Tigranny: I thought Topalov was the player who fell victim to Bareev's immortal game - Topalov vs Bareev, 1994. Nice game by him too.
Oct-24-12
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  JohnBoy: Excellent game! Topalov at his prime.

<Irada> - I long ago recognized your strength from your comments. Keep it up.

Oct-24-12
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  scormus: <Abdel Irada: <scormus>: 2000 was the year>

I <;)> of course!

Oct-24-12
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  kevin86: Mate will come by queen next move....or the move after.
Oct-24-12  master of defence: 27...Qb5 doesn´t stops the mate?
Oct-24-12
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  Robed.Bishop: <MoD: 27...Qb5 doesn´t stops the mate?>

It will delay the mate and/or cost black his Queen after 28. Qd6+. I'm sure you can work out the details.

Oct-24-12
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  Abdel Irada: Thank you, <JohnBoy>.
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