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Teimour Radjabov vs Veselin Topalov
Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009), Nanjing CHN, rd 4, Oct-01
Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Oct-01-09  despantes: looks like white was winning at some point
Oct-01-09  theArtist: Poor performance by Topalov!
Oct-01-09  jhoro: <despantes: looks like white was winning at some point>

what point is that?

to me it looks he actually defended well this time. being down on time, in what looked as an unfamiliar opening for him, he did manage to draw.

Oct-01-09  draginoth: Radjabov could have achieved much more in the position if he played 22.Re8+ before Bf5+. Not sure if this was an oversight or attributed to time trouble.
Oct-01-09  percyblakeney: <Radjabov could have achieved much more in the position if he played 22.Re8+ before Bf5+>

35. Ka3 was also winning according to the engines.

Oct-01-09  jhoro: Looking with Rybka 22.Re8+ was better, but far from a clear win. I also tried sliding through 35.Ka3 and it turns somewhat drawish with many moves where the advantage would slip away if not for the only right non-obvious move.
Oct-02-09  kingsindian2006: i thought this was a very exciting and fun battle... topa did well to seal a draw.. this tells me topalov is warming up a usual and ready to come out with a couple wins now
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  Richard Taylor: <theArtist: Poor performance by Topalov!>

Crap - it was a great game by both players.

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  Penguincw: Topalov managed to draw the game.
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