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Veselin Topalov vs Hikaru Nakamura
Champions Showdown in Saint Louis (Blitz) (2017), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 1, Nov-11
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  0-1


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Nov-12-17  Ulhumbrus: One justification for 22 f4 is that if White leaves the f pawn on f3 Black may play ...f6 and make a target of the f3 pawn, which is what happens this time.
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  offramp: Topalov finds himself in the unusual situation of being an exchange ahead. He seems a bit baffled. Nakamura edges forward alarmingly.

There was a late draw by returning the exchange:

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50. Rxf6+! Kxf6
51. Rf2!
and Black would have to be slightly careful: is the K+P ending a win or a loss?

Dec-06-17  tonsillolith: Wow, Naka has been offering a lot of exchange sacs against Topalov. This was the second one. He's really going for it!
Dec-06-17  ughaibu: <a lot of exchange sacs [ ] This was the second one>

Several is less than a lot, but several is more than one, so two cannot be a lot.

Dec-06-17  tonsillolith: What is being measured affects its perceived size. Having two eyes gouged out is a lot of gouged eyes.
Dec-06-17  ughaibu: <Having two eyes gouged out is a lot of gouged eyes.>

I don't think so. It's both eyes and it's all the eyes in the collection, but it's possible to have complete collections whose members constitute less than a lot. For example, there are not a lot of world war one veterans still living.

Dec-09-17  ughaibu: Topalov vs Nakamura, 2017, Topalov vs Nakamura, 2017 and Topalov vs Nakamura, 2017 sometimes I suspect I'm being deklats!
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