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Peter Leko vs Veselin Topalov
EU-chT (Men) (1999), Batumi, rd 8, Dec-06
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0


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  plang: 6..Qb6 was a very new idea at the time that has achieved some popularity. Leko gave an exclamation point to Topalov's exchange sacrifice 24..e5 saying that it provided good compensation. Leko thought Black's best continuation was 27..Ba6 28 Rg2..a4 29 Nc1..a3 30 b3..Nb2 31 Rdg1..Na4 32 c4..bxc 33 bxa..c2+ 34 Qxc2..Qxa7 35 Qb3..Bc4 36 Qxa3..d5. Instead, after 27 a4?! and 28..d5? (28..Ba6) White started to take control. At the time control Leko missed 40 Be7!..Kxe7 41 Qb4+..Kd7 42 Qa4+..Rc6 43 Rxg7+..Kd6 44 Qb4+..Ke6 45 Qf8 winning more quickly than in the game.
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