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Veselin Topalov vs Vladimir Kramnik
"A Knight's Tale" (game of the day Jan-24-2008)
Corus Group A (2008), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 9, Jan-22
Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44)  ·  1-0
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Veselin Topalov vs Vladimir Kramnik (2008) A Knight's Tale
photograph courtesy of "LostEmperor"


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Mar-19-08
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  whiteshark: 'Revenge' is a dish best served cold.
Mar-20-08  Gouki: i dont know if anyone made this observation earlier but the 3 V's are in this photo...

Vladimir, Veselin and Vishy :D

Mar-20-08  SniperOnG7: LOL What is Topalov smoking? Huh? Fried elephant a$$ hairs? How can one game prove or answer anything?

Yo Topalov, if any one game can show who's who, then it must be Game 5 aye? Kramnik bet you basically with one arm tied behind his back.

<The result of this game, as well as the development of it answers the question of why Kramnik declined to play a new match against me even for a million dollars.>

Topalov should just shut his hole up, play fantastic chess like here and QUALIFY for another shot. Who does he think he is? Who gives him the godlike right to have a shot at the crown whenever he wants? He's also playing it really dirty (again): using a (pretty average) sum of money to fool chess ignoramuses - and thus implying that Kramnik is a coward - when in fact everyone of us knows that WC is PRICELESS, especially when it comes to the Bulgarian Government's dirty money. It is EARNED, NOT bought to have a shot at whenever. Who does Topalov think he is? A pimp?

Topalov, earn the right of challenge fairly aye? Till then, shut up and shove whatever you are smoking back up your a$$ when you are in the vicinity of others. HAHA Geez.

Mar-20-08  ivan999: take your pills man
Mar-20-08  KamikazeAttack: <The result of this game, as well as the development of it answers the question of why Kramnik declined to play a new match against me even for a million dollars.>

Will Topalov ever get over his Elista defeat?

He seems perpetually wounded.

Obviuosly, Kramnik did more than just defeat him over the board.

Mar-20-08  SniperOnG7: <ivan999> I really believe in the idea of -Barbarian during the game, gentlman off the board-. I guess I just have a little pet hate for sportsmen with a lack of sportsmanship. Meh :)
Mar-20-08  Augalv: I tend to agree with SniperOng7. The right of challenge should be earned. If Topalov beats Kamsky and Kramnik beats Anand, then he will get a shot at another unification match against Kramnik. Man.
Mar-20-08  square dance: hmm, i think topalov missing the relatively obvious 26...c5 in todays rapid game is why kramnik declined to play topalov again. why rematch such a patzer?
Mar-21-08  SniperOnG7: Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 is rapid so the game counts even less when it comes to comparing their relative strengths and whether Topalov deserves a rematch. However, as I stated there, I am very happy Kramnik whipped that trash-talking cry-baby.
Mar-21-08  square dance: obviously i was countering topalov's nonsense with some of my own.
Mar-21-08  chessmoron: Good disclaimer! <square dance> :D

It'll avoid a 10 page Bulgarian assault.

Mar-21-08  square dance: <chessmoron> such things dont worry me. ive repelled them easily enough in the past. ;-)
Mar-21-08  SniperOnG7: <obviously i was countering topalov's nonsense with some of my own.>

touché

Mar-29-08  Thomas Pitcher: Brilliant game! I use the 12. Nxf7 in blitz games and usually get a decent game with it.
Apr-01-08  stratomaster: According to this article, http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail..., Bobby Fischer reccomended this line to Topalov. Pretty cool.
Apr-01-08  llauro: <stratomaster> it will be really really very interesting knowing if the telling is or not true.

If it is true... how many new ideas coming from Fisher would have being played in the last +30 years? And who played them?

Unfourtunatly Fisher is dead, but (if the story is true) will people let know which ideas came from B.F. or not?

What would you do? (remember they promised to not reveal he gave the idea, does it apply now he is not here?)

Apr-01-08  Riverbeast: Hate to break it to you guys, but that story is an April Fools Day farce.

Apr-01-08  Augalv: <What would you do? (remember they promised to not reveal he gave the idea, does it apply now he is not here?)>

I wish people let know which ideas came from Bobby, because if it's true, then these letters are priceless.

If it's not, it was because it's April fool's and www.Chessbase.com wanted to play a prank on us.

Apr-01-08  stratomaster: Quite the elaborate prank-I didn't realize April Fools day was a world-wide semi-holiday. Nice job by chessbase on that one.
Apr-01-08  Ashram64: i just read those letters on http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

I wonder how legit are these emails are...or just someone using bobby fisher's name to create some controversy. Very interesting.

Apr-01-08  Per: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

This is of course an Aprils fools joke, what else!

Apr-02-08  SniperOnG7: Playing a prank by using our recently deceased hero. *Sound of one-handed clapping* ~~Sniggers at Chessbase~~
Apr-02-08
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  WannaBe: <SniperOnG7: Playing a prank by using our recently deceased hero....>

I ain't dead, yet!

Apr-02-08  303chess: 29 dxe6... i thought of this in my head and the move might not be good but it looks good because it opens the diagnal and i hope u guys see what i am thinking. There's a passed pawn and white will win mattireal.

OH... I see... i just went over the position again and the b pawn is unstopable.

Again i will lose in a match... if i had that position... my move is good but it does not stop the b pawn. I think thats why topalove did not play that.

SO what do u think... is 29 dxe6 good... or bad.... Its bad to me... i see a passed pawn... but if there was not a passed pawn, is it good?

Apr-07-08  SniperOnG7: <WannaBe: <SniperOnG7: Playing a prank by using our recently deceased hero....> I ain't dead, yet!>

I wish that were true.

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