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Sergey Karjakin vs Veselin Topalov
Tata Steel Group A (2012), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-21
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23)  ·  1-0


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Jan-21-12  drnooo: a very strange game: did topalov say how come he went for e five and traded into a virtually forced lost game: it made no sense and was easy to see that it was a loss.
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  Penguincw: This game, was very close to the triple digit # of moves.

Tomorrow, Topalov has the white pieces against Aronian.

Also, Karjakin can continue his 2-2 streak by beating Naka with white.

Jan-21-12  Marmot PFL: Similar game to Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2009 but Topalov was more stubborn.
Jan-21-12  Marmot PFL: White has to make sure he doesn't play h5 too soon. Here

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White can not get his king out of the way without letting black get his own king to the corner and draw.

Jan-21-12  Xeroxx: I am not surprised.
Jan-21-12  technical draw: They should have played to move 100 so the game would be included in 100 or more moves games collection.
Jan-22-12  dumbgai: Score one for the closed Sicilian!
Jan-22-12  King Death: < dumbgai: Score one for the closed Sicilian!>

This one wasn't quite that simple, Black was much better in the middlegame before he found a way to get a lost ending.

Jan-23-12  dumbgai: <King Death> Sounds like a typical Topalov game (where he loses with Black)!
May-21-12  Ondriguez: Did you know that this games was commented in high quality by GM Jan Markos? You can find it here: .

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