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Jeroen Piket vs Veselin Topalov
Ch World FIDE (1997), Groningen NED, rd 2, Dec-12
Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna Variation (D39)  ·  1-0

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Apr-20-06  Saruman: 28.-Qa5 29.Qd3 Ke8 30.Re7+! Kf8 31.Qd7 Nxe7 32.Qd8+ QxQ 33.Rxd8#. Or if 28.-Qb8 29.Qe3 Qe8 30.QxQ+ KxQ 31.Rc7! Nd8 32.Re7+ Kf8 33.Rxd8#.
Apr-20-06  cavaleiro: <Saruman> 28.-Qa5 29.Qd3 Ke8 30.Re7+! Kf8 31.Qd7 Nxe7 32.Qd8+ QxQ 33.Rxd8#.

Isn't 32. Qxe7#?

Apr-20-06  Saruman: <cavlaleiro> No it's correct as I said. The king is on f8 BTW.
May-20-08
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  plang: This game was played in the second round of the World Championship tournament. Both had received a bye in the first round. After a draw in the first game this win by Piket clinched the match. He was then defeated by Van Wely in the third round in tie breaks. Piket was surprised by Topalov's choice of the Vienna variation as he had never played it before while piket had experience with the line with both colors. I don't really understand 14..Qc7 though it had been played before; 14..0-0 looks more logical. 17 Qc1 was an improvement over the previously played 17 Rd3. 18..Bc6? led to a losing position after 19 Nxe6!. Piket recommended 18..Nc6, 18..Rcg8 and 18..Rhg8 as alternatives though white would still have had a solid edge. 21 Nf5+??..Qxf5 would have won for black.
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