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Veselin Topalov vs Peter Svidler
Sinquefield Cup (2016), Saint Louis, MO USA, rd 1, Aug-05
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0


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Aug-05-16  posoo: WOW now DIS is a REAL Ka-SLAMMO-ing!

I love da way da smash hapened here. I also like when TOPLUV wins becos NOBODY HERE LIKES HIM and i think he is a smarter man.

Aug-05-16  Beholder: I think that after something like

28...Nxc1 29.Qb8+ Kh7 30.Qb1+ Nd3 31.Ne1 Qxa5 32.Qxd3+ Kg8 33.Nf3 Qb6 34.Kg1 a5

it might be objectively lost but there is still a lot of opportunities for black to draw.

Aug-05-16  coolconundrum: What's the finish... Sometimes I wish they'd just play a few more.
Aug-05-16  Memethecat: Looks like the black Knight is lost after 28...Nxc1 29.Qb8+ (Kf7. 30.Qxc7+ Kg8 31.Qxc1) Kh7 30.Qb1+ Nd3 31.Ne1
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  patzer2: Looks like t he losing move was 25...Rb4? which allows 26. Qc3! . Instead, 25...Rb3 = to holds on.
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  HeMateMe: seems odd that a player of svidler's caliber would miss something like this with so few pieces on the board. Perhaps he was in time trouble.
Aug-06-16  Doniez: The jet lag made Svidler blunder, according to Topalov and Seiwaran, too.
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  HeMateMe: The dog ate my homework.
Aug-06-16  Strongest Force: Short and not so sweet for PS. I wonder how much time he had to adjust to news he would be replacing VK.
Aug-06-16  schachplanner: Game was heading for a draw until that blunder in the end by Svidler.
Aug-06-16  Ulhumbrus: The jump in the computer evaluation for White after 25...Rb4 suggests that the move is a blunder which increases very greatly White's slight advantage to a winning degree.
Aug-07-16  Whitehat1963: It always amazes me that these guys see future play so clearly that they resign even though they have a clear material advantage that evaporates five or more moves later.
Aug-12-16  Moszkowski012273: Was Topa really scared to play 13.exd... ?
Aug-12-16  k009ris: Svi:'And that's all she wrote'
Aug-15-16  Virgil A: 25...Rb4 is loss in quality.

If 27...Nf3 28.Kh1

N for a R.

Per text Black is a piece down.

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