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Anatoly Karpov vs Veselin Topalov
Hoogovens Blitz (1998) (blitz), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-19
Zukertort Opening: Dutch Variation (A04)  ·  1-0



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Nov-22-04  woodenbishop: Topalov is destroyed in 20 moves by the great KARPOV!
May-05-05  Everett: <woodenbishop> Blitz game
May-05-05  amuralid: Karpov!!! :)
May-05-05  lopium: Blitz or not, it's a game! A mate! Rare nowadays.
May-06-05  Everett: I enjoy Karpov's game/style, and I like this system against the Dutch. I just hope no one decides to take offense to praising Karpov here and point out all the lousy games in the past 8 years or so where he lost very early in blitz and blindfold.... Whoops, I think I just did it...
May-06-05  Everett: ...and 18...c5?? Black's game is beyond redemption no doubt, but how about 18...Nc6.

Karpov would no doubt find 19.Qc2 and infiltrate on the white squares. Looks ugly for black.

Even 19.Bh7+ might work, for 19...Kxh7 20.Qd3+ (or Qc2+) Rf5 <or mate in two after 20...Kg8 21.Qg6+> 21.gxf5 exf5 22.Nxg5 and black is still done. Haven't tried to analyze 19.Bh7+ Kf7 however.

Oct-17-05  alexandrovm: this is the game Roman speaks off in one of his DVD's. This is Karpov's fastest win over Topalov in a rapid game
Oct-17-05  alexandrovm: wow, yep, black is totally lost by move 16 already
Oct-17-05  Queens Gambit: Remember it was blitz
Oct-18-05  alexandrovm: of course, I already pointed out when I made my post
Oct-18-05  Queens Gambit: Well, rapid and blitz is not the same, however....
Oct-18-05  alexandrovm: <Queens Gambit: Well, rapid and blitz is not the same, however....> ok my friend, blitz then :) But even then, this game is a great tactical shoot against that black opening, from Karpov. Good game...
Oct-18-05  Queens Gambit: I like the game also, nice one.
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  chancho: Lookee here, Topalov missing a mate in one. (j/k) He probably laughed and allowed mate. (it was blitz after all)
Dec-29-08  KingG: Topalov has never been known for his skill in blitz, or rapid chess for that matter.
Oct-07-09  jmboutiere: 7....g6 + 0.22 7....c5 +0.18
6... fe4 + 0.22 8 ... Bg7 +0.24
10....d5 + 0.50; 10. ...fe4 +0.27
13....Ne7 +1.23; 13....h5 +0.72
16.Ng5 +2.81
18....c5 +4.49; 18....Re8 3.95
19....Ng5 +4.74 (Rybka 3)
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  kafkafan: This is a system against the Dutch invented by Dzindzihaschvili who gave advice to Karpov to play this system. There is a video on about the system and info about advice to great Karpov.
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