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Veselin Topalov vs Fabiano Caruana
Kings' Tournament (2012), Bucharest ROU, rd 1, Nov-07
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-07-12  messachess: First impression: this was brilliant by both players.
Nov-07-12  GHARIEB: wow .. really its brilliant games from two grandmasters, i think this games needs more hours to finish in write way
Nov-07-12  Illogic: This was a great game. Result of a draw does nothing to diminish it!
Nov-08-12  virginmind: yeah, beautiful fight. at move 39 fritz 11 gives this line for topa:

Topalov,V - Caruana,F, 6th Kings Tournament 2012

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Analysis by Fritz 11:

1. (2.25): 39.Ra6+ Kf5 40.e6 Rc2+ 41.Ke1 Ne3 42.e7 Nxg2+ 43.Kf1 Ne3+ 44.Kg1 Kxf4 45.Rg6 Rc1+ 46.Kh2 Re1 47.Rg8 c3 48.e8Q Nf1+ 49.Kh3 Rxe8 50.Rxe8 Ne3 51.Rf8+ Ke5

Nov-08-12  kia0708: wow, what a game !!!
Nov-08-12  brutalista: hello can somebody explain what happents after 23 Qb3
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  Phony Benoni: <brutalista> After <23.Qb3>:

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It looks like Black can scramble out of trouble by unpinning the ♘c4, say by 23...Kh7. White can't play 24.Bxb2 immediately due to 24...Nd2+. If he tries to get out of the fork, Black has 24.Kg1 Nd2, or 24.Ke1 Na5, or 24.Qc2 Na3. Somehow, Black always seems to be able to untangle the knights and maintain the balance.

Nov-09-12  brutalista: thanks for help :)
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