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Viswanathan Anand vs Veselin Topalov
Amber Rapidplay (2001) (rapid), Monaco MNC, rd 9, Mar-27
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation (B33)  ·  0-1



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Feb-12-08  Pictura: You need an ELO rating of at least 2500 to understand this game ... way above my head
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  tpstar: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 Opening Explorer 9. Bxf6 gxf6 <This trade gives Black greater play compared to 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 due to the half open g file plus an eventual ...f6-f5> 10. Nd5 f5 11. c3 <11. Bd3 Ne7 12. Nxe7 Qxe7 13. c4 f5 P Smirnov vs Radjabov, 2004 > Bg7 12. Bd3 <12. ef Bxf5 13. Nc2 0-0 14. Nce3 Be6 Ljubojevic vs Shirov, 2003 > Be6 13. Qh5 0-0 14. 0-0 <14. ef!? Bxd5 15. f6 e4 16. fxg7 Re8 is double edged Opening Explorer > f4 <Black gains space while keeping the b1-h7 diagonal sealed off> 15. Rad1 Kh8 16. g3 Rg8 17. Kh1 Bf8 18. Be2 <Black threatened 18 ... Bg4 winning the exchange> Rg5 19. Qf3 f5 20. gxf4 <20. ef Bxf5 21. Nxf4 exf4 22. Qxc6 Rc8 Svidler vs Van Wely, 2004 > exf4 21. Nxf4 Bxa2 22. exf5 Rxf5 23. Qe4 <[last book move]<>> Rf7 24. Bh5 Rf6 25. c4 Ne5 26. c5 <[26. Be2 Bb3 27. Rd4 bxc4 28. Nxc4 Bxc4 29. Bxc4 Nxc4 30. Rxc4 Bg7 =]<>> Rc8 27. cxd6 <[27. b4!? ]<>> Bxd6 <Black's Two Bishops are dangerous on the open board> <[ ]<>> 28. Be2 Qf8 29. Nh5 Rxf2 30. Nc2?? <[30. Rxf2 Qxf2 31. Ng3 ]<>> Nd3! <Discovery against h2> 0-1 <31. Bxd3? Rxh2+ 32. Kg1 Qg8+ 33. Ng3 Qxg3+ 34. Qg2 Qxg2#; 31. Qxd3 Rxh2+ 32. Kg1 Qg8+ 33. Ng3 Bxg3 ; 31. Rxd3 Rxf1+ 32. Kg2 Qf2+ 33. Kh3 Qxh2+ mates> <[31. Kg1 Bxh2+ 32. Kh1 Be5 33. Qxd3 Rh2+ 34. Kg1 Qc5+ 35. Nd4 Rg8+ 36. Ng3 Rxg3+ 37. Qxg3 Bxg3 ]<>>

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Oct-30-12  BattleSquare: I agree with Pictura.
Nov-20-12  znojemsky: A good example of why only crazy people play this with either color.

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