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T Tops Distract Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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* Here's some short games by Topalov:
Game Collection: Topalov Miniatures: Crushing 2700+ Rated Opposit

French Advance 6.a3 c4 7.Be2 Euwe (C02) 0-1 Lengthy Kside play
M G Petrov vs Topalov, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: 4 Pawns Attk. ML (B03) 1/2-1/2 Out of radio time?
Tal vs Timman, 1975 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Classical, Zukertort Gambit (C64) 1-0 VT was 11 yrs old
Topalov vs D Marholev, 1986 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def. Leningrad Var (A87) 0-1 Imperfect, slashing tactics
Razuvaev vs Topalov, 1992 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional (C19) 1-0 Exchange sacs both colors
Topalov vs Gulko, 1994 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Nice breakthrough
Topalov vs Speelman, 1995 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 129 in 'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn.
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Very entertaming game! ;) Surely 1 of his best performances!
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Mitrofanov's Deflections
Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 1996 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 49 moves
Anand vs Topalov, 1997
(C10) French, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 77 moves
Shirov vs Topalov, 1997
(C10) French, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Advance. 7.BxNh6 Euwe Var (C02) 1-0 White centralizes
Topalov vs Bareev, 1997 
(C02) French, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 OCB ending
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 1-0

"Kasparov's Immortal"
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit Nxf7 (C42) 1/2-1/2
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening (A04) 0-1 Rob the pin for it cannot defend
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Archangelsk (C78) 1-0 Lovely attack
Topalov vs Beliavsky, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Exchange Sac in Queenless middlegame
Bacrot vs Topalov, 2000 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 33 moves, 0-1

Blindfold win 2N vs. 1P checkmate!! Twas 2N vs. 2N.
Topalov vs Karpov, 2000 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 74 moves, 1-0

Discussed in "Batsford Chess Puzzles" by Leonard Barden p.110
Anand vs Topalov, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 84 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0Gain time on the Q
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Good K vs Bad K ending
Topalov vs Karjakin, 2002 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 12 from Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni
Bareev vs Topalov, 2002 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Burn Variation (C11) 1-0 Black gets burned
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Up the exchange
Topalov vs Bareev, 2003
(C11) French, 48 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Bayonet Attack (B12) 0-1 An acquired taste?
Morozevich vs Topalov, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Burn Main Line (C11) 1-0Nice Kside piece work
Topalov vs Bareev, 2004 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. 150 Sveshnikov-Jansa Attack (B07) 1-0 She's a looker
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(B07) Pirc, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attack (B48) 1-0 Pins win
Topalov vs Movsesian, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 0-1 Sterling Sacrifices
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf, English Attack (B90) 1-0Volatile P levers
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0 GK missed the draw
Topalov vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Who said all draws are boring?
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Promo race
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Decoy
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Three big blunders in one game between two great players
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Leko's demise
Leko vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

mejores partidas de los mejores de la historia
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 0-1 Top has harmony
Morozevich vs Topalov, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 74 moves, 0-1

G2: Champions of the New Millennium by Ftacnik, Kopec, & Browne
Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Taking the Scenic Route - from b7 to d3 / Photo
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 0-1

Ruy Lopez, Berlin Variation, draw by repetition
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Lasker Defense (D56) 1-0 Pin problem grows
Topalov vs M Panelo, 2005
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian (B01) 1-0 kNights crawling and climbing around
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Chelyabinsk (B33) 0-1 38 pages
Karjakin vs Topalov, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo (E15) 1-0 Best game 2006
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

epic battle between 2 players who shunned all drawing lines
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 0-1 Forcing moves from 33...Rd3
Bacrot vs Topalov, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Slav, Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 A smashing finish
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

B90 Sicilian: Najdorf / English Attack 0-1; R vs B&N
Anand vs Topalov, 2006 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 61 moves, 0-1

Strange sacrifices and finagling over passer
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 65 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E04) 1/2-1/2 Q Perpetual
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47) 0-1 40 pages of kibitz
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Tupalov blunders violently to hand title to Kramnik
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Threaten Mate
Leko vs Topalov, 2008 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Modern ML (C64) 1-0 Sac into Skewer+
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2008 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 0-1 Dark Horse
Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15)1-0 A beautiful rook move
Topalov vs Anand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights (B45) 1-0 Topalov reminds some of Keres
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf ML (B99) 0-1A *brilliant* tactical coup by Top
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2009 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

The losing move appears to be 37...h6?
Topalov vs V Gashimov, 2010 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1-0 A master of initiative
Topalov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 69 moves, 1-0

An extraordinary draw in the WC match
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Classical. Steinitz (C14) 1-0 kNight bite
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(C14) French, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 0-1 Back rank mate
A G R Moen vs Topalov, 2013 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 35 moves, 0-1

Pawn grabbing lulls the Black queen away, allowing penetration
Topalov vs Morozevich, 2014 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 It's mate in 8
Topalov vs Aronian, 2015 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense vs Ne2, f3, g4 (B07) 1-0 Stunning Q sacrifice!
Topalov vs M Leskovar, 1992 
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 1-0

QGA via Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Turmoil abounds
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen English Attack (B90) 0-1 Cross pin@knight
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Happy hanging N
Topalov vs M Leon Hoyos, 2010 
(B27) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Scheveningen. English Attk (B80) 0-1 Killer Queen
Morozevich vs Topalov, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 75 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Doubled Ps win!?!
Topalov vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 62 moves, 1-0

QGD. Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) 1-0 AJ annotates
Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Ezzy notes p. 10
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 1071 in Chess Informant Best Games. 1001-1100
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Def: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 39.?
Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack (B81) 1-0 26.?
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Timman annotates this game in NiC 2001/2.
Timman vs Topalov, 2001 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 0-1
L Bruzon Batista vs Topalov, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System M.L. (D19) 1-0 Links, notes
Topalov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange. Spassky Var (D87) 1-0 Dynamic exch sac
Topalov vs Shirov, 2008 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 B pair bests Ns
Topalov vs B Gundavaa, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Classical. Fianchetto Variation (B58) 1-0
Topalov vs Shirov, 1994 
(B58) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack (B81) 0-1
Svidler vs Topalov, 1998 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

G41 in Chess Secrets: The Giants of Power Play by Neil McDonald
Topalov vs Naiditsch, 2005 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Knight Variation (B43) 0-1 Blindfold
Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 R lift, crossfire
Topalov vs G Vescovi, 2001 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 King hunt
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2006 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 56 moves, 0-1

French Def: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 No hand shakes?
Topalov vs Morozevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 5: How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined 000 vs 00 (D30) 1-0 Amber; Nf6 sac!
Topalov vs Lautier, 2000
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

2010 WCC Rd 8- QGD Slav Def. -Topalov wins (18.a5(n)) (4-4)
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 56 moves, 1-0

Champagne chess played by Topalov.
Sasikiran vs Topalov, 2007 
(E92) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian French. Westerinen Attk (B40) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Kasimdzhanov vs Topalov, 2004 
(B40) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Shirov, 2007 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0 B sac finish
D Barua vs Topalov, 1993 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Three Knights Var (D15) 0-1Swirl about central passer
Euwe vs K Treybal, 1922 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 0-1

Azmaiparashvili vs Topalov, 2003 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Topalov's bishop pair overwhelms Kramnik's knight pair
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 15.?
Topalov vs T Paehtz Sr, 2017 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs Topalov, 2002 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 94 moves, 0-1

Karjakin vs Topalov, 2002 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Kramnik, 2014 
(B01) Scandinavian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2007 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 58 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Van Wely, 1999 
(B33) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 43 moves, 1-0

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