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Aleksa Strikovic vs Veselin Topalov
Forli Open (1988), Forli ITA, rd 6, Jun-23
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. Smith-Morra Declined (B22)  ·  0-1



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Nov-13-05  chess man: A rather simple game, but I found it enjoyable all the same.
Apr-30-07  labqi: on move 19 for black if tapalov just take Qxf4 it will be a fast winning for him.....
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  Mateo: 14.Qxa8? was so innocent... After 14...Nc6!, the White Queen is trapped (Topalov threatens Nc7 as well as Ba6). <15.cxb5?? allows mate in two.> After 15.Be4 Nbd4!, the White Queen is still in jail. 16.Bxc6 Nxc6, White has no defence against Ba6.
Apr-04-08  amnet: labqi, please note that after 19...Qxf1+ 20. Rxf1 Rxa8 White takes a piece with 21. b5.

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