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Teimour Radjabov vs Veselin Topalov
Wijk aan Zee (2003)  ·  Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E00)  ·  0-1
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Mar-03-04  Whitehat1963: Nice finish by Topalov, but Radja probably should have resigned earlier.
Sep-07-05
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  YouRang: Radjabov in zugzwang after move 60. He is practically forced to move 61. f4, which exposes his king to an irresistable attack.
May-10-06  syracrophy: <YouRang>

After 62.f4 gxf4 and white has to give its queen, with mate in a few moves

Oct-31-07  Ardashir: Or rather, 62. f5 Qe1+ 63. Qxe1 dxe1Q# or 62. Qf1 Qxf3+ 63. Qg2 Qxg2#.

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