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Veselin Topalov vs Christopher Lutz
Dortmund Candidates (2002), Dortmund GER, rd 1, Jul-06
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation English Attack (B48)  ·  1-0

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Aug-11-02  morphynoman2: I agree with refutor. A very nice game.
Jun-21-05  Gowe: I agree with refutor too. Nice game. But, who is refutor?
Jun-21-05  THE pawn: The posts must have been deleted.
Jun-21-05  fgh: I'am the ghost of refutor :-)
Jun-21-05
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  TheAlchemist: It's nice how Topalov closed the mating net with quiet moves.
Nov-07-09
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  Peligroso Patzer: <TheAlchemist: It's nice how Topalov closed the mating net with quiet moves.>

Nice also was the unquiet 27. Nf6+!!

This is a very fine game, indeed, putting on display Topalov's consummate mastery of attacking vision and technique.

Jan-17-20
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  plang: In Leko's win over Lutz at Essen earlier in 2002 White had played the established move 11 Bd4; Topalov had prepared 11 Kb1 for this game and it is now one of the most popular lines. 15..e5 was suggested as an improvement preventing White from playing Bf4. Lutz thought that instead of accepting a weak pawn on d5 with 22..exd?! he should have tried 22..a5 23 Ra4..Bf5 24 Ng3..Bg6 25 Rd1..Rd8 with compensation for the pawn. 24..Rd8 25 Ne4..Nxe4 26 fxe would have been strong for White. 26..Rb8? overlooked Topalov's powerful attacking combination; necessary was 26..Bxd5 27 Rxd5..a4 28 Rd8..Rxd8 29 Rxd8+..Kh7 when White would have had a clear advantage but would still have had work to do to get the win.

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