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Veselin Topalov vs Viswanathan Anand
Hoogovens Group A (1996), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 12, Jan-27
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0

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May-14-05  Whitehat1963: What's the finish here?
May-14-05
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  tpstar: 28 ... dxc3 29. Bd5 Qc8 30. Bxb7 wins a piece because the Qc8 is tied to the Re8. Otherwise White keeps the extra piece by 29. Nd5 or 29. Rxd4.
Jan-08-06  Bobak Zahmat: So this game is played in Wijk Aan Zee 1998! Another great battle between this two giants.
Nov-09-10  sevenseaman: Vishy is on a terrible hook as his Q cannot abandon the a4-e8 diagonal. White threatens Bd5. Even the N cannot be taken with B being enabled on to d5 by the R now.
Jun-03-11
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  wordfunph: Topalov - Anand
Hoogovens 1996

after 25...♖xd4??


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Vishy missed Toppy's Bd5!

26.Rfxd4 exd4 27.Qxe7 Re8 28.Qf7 dxc3 29.Bd5 1-0

Sep-12-12  sls: What about 29. ... Rd8?
May-11-14  Vdh: 29. ...Rd8 30. Bxc6 Rxd1+ 31. Ka2 Bxc6 32. Qf8+ Kc7 33. Kb3 becomes a Q vs R&B win for white.
Jul-11-17  LA MAN: I see finish is bishop to d 5 if qxn. Then queen takes bishop mate.

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