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Veselin Topalov vs Alexey Shirov
2nd Principe de Asturias rapid (1992) (rapid), Oviedo ESP, Dec-??
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation Early deviations (B62)  ·  1-0



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Nov-06-05  who: This is one of those game - a la Tal - where white gains an initiative and never loses it. Where did black go wrong here?
Nov-06-05  who: The computer gives 22...Ng4 as the losing move. 22...Kh8 would have held the draw. 22...Kh8 23.Qg5 e4 24.Rg1 Rg8 25.Qh6+ Nh7 26.Bxe4 f5 27.Bxf5 Bf8 28.Rxg8+ Kxg8
Nov-06-05  dakgootje: Even if i had sacced a rook in a position like that, i wouldnt ever be able to hold that initiative...
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  Mateo: Interesting game full of tactical fireworks. 21.Rxg7!? was more brilliant than accurate. As <who> pointed, the simple 22...Kh8 seems to hold.
Jun-22-22  Saniyat24: Lov from EspaƱa...!
Jun-23-22  ChessHigherCat: Hi Mateo and Who. I was wondering how many people would have played 21 Rxg7+ instantly (besides me). What if 21...Kxg7 followed by 22. Qe3 with the combined threats of Rg1+ and Qh6+? I guess that probably fizzles out too after 22....Rh8
Jun-23-22  ChessHigherCat: P.S. I just noticed that's kind of funny: Early deviations by Topple-off and Sheer-off!

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