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Veselin Topalov vs Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Hoogovens Blitz (1999) (blitz), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-18
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack (E97)  ·  0-1



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Feb-09-04  Whitehat1963: What's the finish here?
Feb-09-04  Egghead: Good question! It looks like White wins a piece outright with 23.Qxe4. Why does he resign?
Feb-09-04  Catfriend: I checked it and you're right. White wins here. Maybe the score's wrong?
Premium Chessgames Member Blitz game, probably decided by the flag.
Feb-09-04  Catfriend: No other explanation I can see... Thanks! Or maybe Topalov had seen ghosts in time-pressure.
May-21-04  ConLaMismaMano: 23.Qxe4 Nxe3 24.g3 Bf5 25.Qh1 Nc2 26.Qf3 e4 27.Qc3 e5 28.Bd3 Bxd3 29.Qxd3 Rf2 and white should resign, there are multiple threats, i'm suprised everything Kasimdzhanov has planed in a Blitz game and Topalov for seeing it! (30.Re2 Raf8 31.Rxf2 Rxf2). Can someone help me here, it's late at night and i've been analysing this for half an hour, and i'm not sure if what i'm suggesting is correct.
May-21-04  ConLaMismaMano: I will try to go more in depth tomorrow and correct my mistakes if any.
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  tpstar: <CLMM> Sorry, I think 22 ... Qg5?? was a blitz blunder, refuted by 23. Qxe4 Nxe3 24. Bd2 Bh3? 25. Bxe3, or 24 ... Bf5? 25. Qxe3, or 24 ... Rf4? 25. Bxe3 again. Also 23. Qxe4 Nh4 24. g3 Nf5 (24 ... Bf5?? 25. Qxh4) 25. Nxd6 chopping wood to win (25 ... Nxd6 26. Bxd6 Bf5 27. Qxe5 Rae8 28. Qf4) - if only he had time!
May-22-04  ConLaMismaMano: You are very right <tpstar>, i guess i'm still just a patzer, i've been looking at your analysis of some games and i think they are all very good! Keep up the good work!
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  tpstar: <CLMM> My friend, none of us are patzers here! We are all enthusiastic students who love chess and strive to improve. Every legendary champion from Greco to Kasparov has been a true student of the game, continuously acquiring new ideas and developing stronger lines. We can only aspire to their greatness, yet still enjoy the process. So keep at it!
May-23-04  iron maiden: Yeah, no one here's a patzer, except maybe FerociousBeast...
Jul-04-04  cuendillar: gives Qh4 as final move. Then 0-1 makes a little more sense although I don't see the winning line
Jul-04-04  karlzen: I can't believe that Toppy was flagged in this position, it's waaay to early, much more likely Kasim resigned when he saw that he was going to get his knight eaten. 22...Nf2!? or 22...Qh4 23.Rf1 Neg3!? (Bd7) is much better than the game for black, although white may keep an edge.
Apr-08-07  KingG: < gives Qh4 as final move.> Yes, and they also have the normal move order in the opening of 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4.
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  extremepleasure2: Probably Kasimdzhanov intended to play 22...Qh4 but he played 22...Qg5 instead as he was knowing that Topalov's flag was about to fall anyway.
May-23-08  WACG: what is the matter with
May-23-08  WACG: Very poorly played game. Looks like Topalov lost on time because there is PLENTY of play left! I would play 23. Qxe4 and take the position against anybody.
Oct-13-10  swr: I agree with WACG, this is a poorly played game.

6. dxe5 dxe5 7. Qxd8 Kxd8 gives a clear advantage for White.

Not to mention the premature 8. b4:

8. b4? exd4
9. Nxd4 Nxd4
10. Qxd4 Nxe4
11. Qxe4 Bxc3

With a lost game for White.

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