chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing


register now - it's free!
Veselin Topalov vs Vladimir Kramnik
"The Quiet Variation" (game of the day May-12-12)
Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006)  ·  Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Defense (D12)  ·  1-0
To move:
Last move:

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 35 times; par: 58 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 91 more Topalov/Kramnik games
sac: 38.Bxf5 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you register a free account you will be able to create game collections and add games and notes to them. For more information on game collections, see our Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with the default chess viewer, please see the Pgn4web Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 10 OF 10 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Oct-13-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Hate to say it but a great game from Topalov in a must win situation.> Yup, it sure was.
Oct-13-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: Yes, a great game by the little worm.

35.f5 was the winning move (and then 34..Ke7 the losing if 34..Qe6 holds), 37..Qc7 would just have lost in a different way.

Oct-13-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: That was good win for Tapalov although Karmnik had a better position for lotof the game. Topalov is a force.

<boz> at move 50 K had Re7

Oct-13-06  JustAFish: This will definitely be an interesting one to analyze later.
Oct-13-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Is that Danailov dancing up there?
Oct-13-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: I don't mind if Topalov wins - I'm not in the Moral Amament Brigade. I empathise with Topalov's play as I am not a subtle postional player...I like acttck andactics andsoon -but Topalov is sometimes more than that...
Oct-13-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: So is the match decided by the next game?
Oct-13-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: 37...Qd6 seems a decisive mistake, since it blocks the bishop's access to e7. maybe 37...Qc7 can still hold the position, though in that case 38.Rxg4 is strong.
Oct-13-06  mang00neg: As usual topa wins the flashy melees and kramnik wins the grinds.
Oct-13-06  Tactical: 50...Re7 51.Rxf6+, gxf6 52. Qxf6+, Kg8 53.Qxe7
Oct-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <strifeknot: Anyone note the striking difference in Spolgar's commentary on the two decisive games so far on her blog? During the game Kramnik won, she sounded like she was off to a funeral. During this game, she sounded near an orgasm.>

Sounds like my kind of chess. :-)

Oct-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <strifeknot: ... During this game, she sounded near an orgasm.>

If Topalov had actually delivered MATE, it would have been a fitting CLIMAX to this encounter.

Oct-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: as much as i like kramnik, this was my favorite game of the match
Oct-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: 33.g4 is a quite fantastic conception, but I think 34...Nc4 might have saved the game.
Oct-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <refutor: as much as i like kramnik, this was my favorite game of the match>

Topalov is an unbelievably strong player, he just made too many mistakes to become World Champion.

My favorite game in the match, too. The British Chess Magazine website called it a "withering attack".

Oct-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <refutor> If Topalov had played his attack in Game 2 as accurately as he did this one, maybe the match would have had a different outcome.
Oct-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <refutor: as much as i like kramnik, this was my favorite game of the match>

I -love- how Topalov plays chess, that is, when he's not playing ??-howlers (57 ... f5??, 32 Qg6+??, 24 ... f6??, 44 ... Rxc5??).

Oct-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <acirce: Yes, a great game by the little worm.>

LOL

Oct-17-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  beenthere240: Here's something: Look through the kibitzes from page 1 to 9 while following the game. You'll see what collective chess geniuses we all are.
Oct-18-06  s4life: <beenthere240: Here's something: Look through the kibitzes from page 1 to 9 while following the game. You'll see what collective chess geniuses we all are.>

LOL. 1 out of 10 people thought white was gonna lose even until move 35 or so...

Apr-29-07  s4life: <acirce: 34..Ke7, what a move! Does it work!?>

Yup Topalov got an extra tempo.. it worked really well for him.

Nov-12-10  Gremio: what a nice game from topa!!!!

the way he demolish kramnik defense is awesome!!

May-12-12  piltdown man: A magnificent game. Despite his character flaws (or, maybe, because of them), I'd love to see Veselin as World Champion one day. I love his chess!
May-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Black's trip pawns didn't help.
May-12-12  drpoundsign: as an amateur I would have taken the Black Rook but "when you see a good move take the better one"
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 10)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 10 OF 10 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: RAPID (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Game 15, Match tied 7 1/2-7 1/2
from 2006 World Chess Championship by Penguincw
liebgott's favorite games
by liebgott
WCC Kramnik-Topalov Elista 2006
by chessgames.com
jps' favorite games
by jps
The Quiet Variation
from JonathanJ's favorite games 4 by JonathanJ
Match Kramnik!
by amadeus
Round.15-Topalov wins !!
from The Clash of Titans:Kramnik vs. Topalov,2006 by CrystalFrost
Splendid Attack
from Topalov great games by Topzilla
chess champion 8's favorite games
by chess champion 8
Book of Five Rings' favorite games 2
by Book of Five Rings
May 12: The Quiet Variation
from Game of the Day 2012 by Phony Benoni
Insanity
by akatombo
JunzShadow's favorite games
by JunzShadow
semi-slav.quiet variation,schallopp defense
from raygie tutor's favorite games by raygie tutor
Rapid fire (7th place, 21 points)
from 2006's Greatest Chess Games by iron maiden
World Championship: Rapid Play-off Game 3
from AdrianP's Bookmarked Games (2006) by AdrianP
Match Topalov!
by amadeus
My favorite games from WCC matches
by skytzo985
The Giants of Power Play by Neil McDonald
by hms123
The Quiet Variation
from Nova's favorite games 3 by Nova
plus 5 more collections (not shown)


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies