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Loek van Wely vs Veselin Topalov
Hoogovens Group A (1998), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-18
Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Variation (A70)  ·  0-1

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Dec-21-06  Maynard5: Another nice win by Topalov in an extremely sharp variation of the modern Benoni. After the thrust with 9. ...b5, White's pieces become hopelessly misplaced. The complications here are fascinating to play through. White eventually has to give up a piece for two pawns. The win still takes some time, as Black must capture the pawn on the b-file and exchange the rooks before White is forced to capitulate.
Dec-16-08
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  plang: The set-up with 7 h3 and 9 Bd3 was relatively new when this game was played. The gambit 9..b5 is the sharpest response; leading to fascinating complications. Prior to this game Black had played 18..Bd3 forcing White to return the exchange but reducing Black's attacking chances. Topalov's 18..c4 with the idea of placing the knight on d3 seems like a clear improvement. Van Wely recommended 19 Re1 instead of 19 Re3?! which would havw allowed him to respond to 20..Rf8 with 21 Rf3. Van Wely felt that he would have had a better chance of holding the piece-down ending after 30 Rd4..Nb6 31 b4.

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