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Veselin Topalov vs Magnus Carlsen
Morelia-Linares (2007), Linares ESP, rd 12, Mar-07
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Hedgehog Defense (A30)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Mar-07-07  ianD: I cannot wait to see the post game analysis to see if he was really considering Ngxf2 if Qxa7
Mar-07-07  boz: White is about to make his 9th queen move.
Mar-07-07  dabearsrock1010: Qxb8 only move for white im sorry people no draw today
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  Domdaniel: <dabearsrock> if Qxb8 is 'being a man' then I'm glad there are more women playing chess...
Mar-07-07  boz: <Domdaniel> He meant "madman"
Mar-07-07  grebenarov: <dabearsrock1010: Qxb8 only move for white im sorry people no draw today> if you consider this move good, then i would also suggest: Qxa7 oq Qxb6 :))
Mar-07-07  dabearsrock1010: <Phoenix: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand....Topalov resigns!> hahaha
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  Mateo: Again 24.Qc7 seems the only move. 24.Qa6 allows 24...Bxb2. After 24.Qc7, if 24...Bxb2?? 25.Nd6 trapps the Black Queen.
Mar-07-07  ianD: Still thinks??

They are taking a long time to shake hands or for Danilov to scratch his ear!

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  Domdaniel: 24.Qxb8 Bxf2+ 25.Kxf2 Qxb8 and you wouldn't enjoy what happens to white after that...
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  bumpmobile: Maybe he's just trying to trick him into time trouble for the ending?
Mar-07-07  dabearsrock1010: <Domdaniel:> I know i know i was being funny but i would really rather not see a draw
Mar-07-07  Wild Bill: ChessPro just post <24. Qc7>. I believe that's a third repetition.
Mar-07-07  dabearsrock1010: ok im outta here to do what else but go play chess have fun watchin the game everyone
Mar-07-07  ianD: Qf5 looks bad.

Is he desperate to play on?

Mar-07-07  WickedPawn: Hey Danialov!! come up with something !
Mar-07-07  boz: Exciting draw.
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  keypusher: drawn
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  Eyal: <ianD: I cannot wait to see the post game analysis to see if he was really considering Ngxf2 if Qxa7> If you mean 19.Qxa7 after 18...Nfg4, that loses by force to 19...Nc6 - I've posted the line on p.4.
Mar-07-07  ianD: Magnus Rocks!

Hopefully he will be WC by the time I open my bottle of Grange!

Mar-07-07  Wild Bill: Wasn't Carlsen-Topalov the four-repetition game i Morelia? If so, it looks like they're taking the show on the road.

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  YouRang: Too bad. I think that with just a couple more shuffles between b7 and c7, he would have had him!
Mar-07-07  ianD: User: Eyal
Will take another look later!


Mar-07-07  farrooj: <yourang> ROFL!
Mar-07-07  Atking: Instead of the normal 11.Qxc4 Could White gambit with 11.Bg5 ? 11. ...Qc7 12.BxNf6 gxBf6 13.Nb5 Qc6 14.Nh4 Qc8 15.Rfd1 a6 16.Nd6+ BxNd6 17.RxBd6 b5 18.Qa5 ?
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