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Alexey Shirov vs Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov
M-Tel Masters (2009), Sofia BUL, rd 2, May-14
Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Zukertort Gambit (C64)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Premium Chessgames Member For those who want to review the previous game, please see L Dominguez vs Carlsen, 2009.

We now are switching to Shirov-Topalov, already in progress.

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  Marmot PFL: 37...Rxa3 runs into 38 Bg4 so black may not have anything
May-14-09  virginmind: probably a draw here as well, although some moves ago topalov had a slight edge.
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  whiteshark: Thank you for todays second game.
May-14-09  Babar47: i doubt this is going to be anything but a draw
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  Robin01: I sense a bishop sac coming!:)
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  OneArmedScissor: It's getting tense...
May-14-09  SetNoEscapeOn: <Robin01: I sense a bishop sac coming!:)>

Don't put that past Shirov

Topalov vs Shirov, 1998

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  PhilFeeley: Somebody's gonna run out of moves soon...
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  tamar: Are we going to witness the Immortal Sitzfleisch Game?
May-14-09  waustad: <tamar>Good one, but not with these time controls.
May-14-09  karnak64: Thanks,, for the twin bill!
Premium Chessgames Member Thanks to everybody for participating today. Come back tomorrow morning at 9:00am USA/Eastern for round #3.
May-14-09  turbo231: does anyone know what web site is covering the us chess championship? and are they playing today? than you
May-14-09  Nimzonick:

they start today at 2 p.m. Central

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