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Veselin Topalov vs Sergey Karjakin
Hotel Bali Stars (2003) (rapid), Benidorm ESP, rd 3, Nov-27
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0


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Nov-29-03  Shadout Mapes: 40...Ka7 41.Bb8+ Ka8 42.Bc7+ Kh7 43.Bb6#
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  patzer2: Topalov cleverly uses the pin tactic to win a key central pawn and then exploits black's weak back rank to force an exchange of queens and rooks down to a won bishop and pawn ending.
Dec-01-03  technical draw: Question: Why did it take Karjakin so long to resign?
Dec-01-03  Spitecheck: At that age he's still learning how the pieces move!

Opposite coloured bishops but connected passed pawns and a spare at that. Hmm I guess the time controls may have been a factor.


Mar-08-07  Alexander Stanchev: hmmmm

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  tpstar: Beautifully played by Topalov to convert a nice BOOC ending.
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