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Veselin Topalov vs Michael Adams
Las Palmas (1993), Las Palmas ESP, rd 2, Jun-??
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines (A29)  ·  1-0



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Jun-20-05  falso contacto: nobody seems to know this early game by topalov, wich is interesting and in order to to his style.
Oct-06-09  tonsillolith: Possibilities for Black of sacrifices on f2 or g3 seem present, of course I myself didn't find anything.

When analyzing the game with Rybka, I didn't find any sacs, but Rybka did like the idea of getting things rolling by playing hxg3. Rybka also agreed with the idea of pushing the h pawn in the first place. Here is some analysis:

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Analysis by Rybka 3 1-cpu 32-bit :

1. ± (1.08): 25...hxg3 26.fxg3 c6 27.Rb3 Bd7 28.bxc6 Bxc6 29.a5 a6 30.Rb6 Bb5 31.Qb3 Rd7 32.Rf3 Ng5 33.Rf2 Ne4

2. ± (1.34): 25...Qd7 26.a5 hxg3 27.fxg3 Kb8 28.b6 a6 29.bxc7+ Kxc7 30.Rb3 Qf5 31.Rb6 Bc6 32.Qf3 Rde8 33.Nh5 Qg6 34.Qf5 Qxf5 35.Rxf5 Rgf8 36.Rf3 Rf7

Oct-06-09  Jason Frost: 38. Rxe2!! is a nice thematic sacrifice, clearing the back rank. if 38...Qxe2?! there follows

39. Qh8+ Kb7 40. c6+ Kb6 41. Qd4+! Ka5 42. Bd2+ and the king has no squares to move to, thus black has to sac the queen to forestall the inevitable.

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