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Topalov - Laznicka Match

Veselin Topalov4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Viktor Laznicka2/6(+1 -3 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
Topalov - Laznicka Match (2013)

Played in Novy Bor, Czech Republic 19-25 September 2013. (1, 2) Official site:

(1), (2)

 page 1 of 1; 6 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Topalov vs V Laznicka 1-0392013Topalov - Laznicka MatchD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
2. V Laznicka vs Topalov 1-0392013Topalov - Laznicka MatchA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
3. Topalov vs V Laznicka ½-½352013Topalov - Laznicka MatchD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
4. V Laznicka vs Topalov 0-1372013Topalov - Laznicka MatchE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
5. Topalov vs V Laznicka  ½-½322013Topalov - Laznicka MatchD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. V Laznicka vs Topalov 0-1382013Topalov - Laznicka MatchD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

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Sep-19-13  waustad: Here is time control: TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)

There is also a match between Tadeas Kriebel and Oleg Romanishin. Here is the site for live games:

Premium Chessgames Member The side event: Romanishin-Kriebel Match (2013)
Sep-19-13  waustad: Thanks for the coverage! Topalov games are fun and one always waits to see if Romanishin actually can smile. If I've computed the time right, these should start at 10 EDT for the next 2 days, 14:00 CET. The start time changes after that. They don't usually mention DST like in the US, with EDT as opposed to EST. That will be an issue for a couple of weeks in October most likely, but this should be over before that happens.
Sep-20-13  The Last Straw: And Topalov lost the second game! Oh no...
Sep-20-13  The Last Straw: Romanishin-Kriebel:

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White is winning.

Sep-20-13  The Last Straw: Laznicka-Topalov: 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. d3 h6 8. Bd2 a5 9. e3 Bf5 10. Qe2 Re8 11. Rfd1 e4 12. dxe4 Nxe4 13. Rac1 Nxc3 14. Bxc3 Be4 15. Nh4 Bxc3 16. Rxc3 Qf6 17. Bxe4 Rxe4 18. c5 Nd4 19. Qd3 Rxh4 20. gxh4 Nf3+ 21. Kf1 Nxh2+ 22. Kg2 Nf3 23. cxd6 cxd6 24. Qxd6 Nxh4+ 25. Kf1 Qf5 26. Qd7 Qf3 27. Qd5 Qh3+ 28. Ke2 Ra6 29. Qe4 f5 30. Qd5+ Kh7 31. Rc4 f4 32. Rxf4 Ng6 33. Qf5 Qh2 34. Rd7 h5 35. Rd5 Rb6 36. Qxh5+ Qxh5+ 37. Rxh5+ Kg8 38. Rd4 Rxb2+ 39. Rd2 1-0
Sep-21-13  tolengoy: <And Topalov lost the second game! Oh no... >

A gasp of a pampered goldfish strayed beyond the territorial waters of his aquarium and wandered into the backyard of an angry residential owner who lashed out at the trespasser - a hungry barracuda who was awaken by the intrusion (unable to get a good sleep after getting a knock at the door in the middle of the night by a hotel attendant.)

He never made it out of the picket fence alive.

Sep-21-13  waustad: Tomorrow there is just a simul, no match game. That's assuming I'm reading things correctly:
Sep-21-13  waustad: Topalov sacs an exchange for lead in development and a K-side attack. This could be fun.
Sep-25-13  visayanbraindoctor: Topalov will probably win the match.

There should be more of these matches.I would particularly like to see Nakamura vs Caruana (top two Americans). Ivanchuk vs Ponomariov (top two Ukrainians). Kramnik vs Karjakin (top two Russians). Wang hao vs Wang yue (top two Chinese). Anand vs Harikrishna (top two Indians). Anand vs Wang hao (top two Asians).

If Russia hosts and gets the wildcard for the Candidates, holding an internal qualifier such as Svidler vs Morozevich, with the winner taking on Grischuk in a subsequent match would be fascinating to watch.

Intrinsically chess is a one on one game. Before tournaments were invented, the traditional way chess masters settled the issue as to who was the stronger was to sit down and play a match. It was by beating Europe's best masters in matches that Morphy became recognized as the best player in the world, in a sense an unofficial world champion.

Sep-25-13  tolengoy: <Anand vs Wang hao (top two Asians). >

top pampered asians...

Wes Lee vs Lee Quiang Liem (true top asians)

Sep-25-13  Jim Bartle: <tolengoy>: "He never made it out of the picket fence alive."

Topalov appears to have strolled through the "picket fence."

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  HeMateMe: Caruna is Italian, not American.
Oct-03-13  trapdor: <HeMateMe>: "Caruna is Italian, not American." "Fabiano Luigi Caruana (born July 30, 1992) is an American-born Italian chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy." So he is American!
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