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Sergei Rublevsky vs Veselin Topalov
Corsica Masters (2004) (rapid), Bastia FRA, rd 2, Nov-02
Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Variation (B40)  ·  1-0

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Nov-09-04  euripides: The c3 Sicilian proves its mettle against a leading GM. Topalov's ingenious Qf8-g7 manoeuvre kills the attack on the king side but leaves Black short of firepower on the central files.
Dec-31-05  setebos: Rublevsky owns Topalov
Dec-31-05  iron maiden: Rublevsky might be counted among the handful of players, like Kasimdzhanov and Milov, who play at around a 2650-level at normal time controls but are top-tier in rapid. According to the database Rublevsky has a plus score in quick games against Topalov, Svidler, Adams and Polgar, among a host of other notables.
Dec-31-05  syracrophy: Topalov's one of the biggest experts in the world of the sicilian defense, but on this game I've seen enough massacre!

After 40...Qh7 41.Nxf8 Kxf8 42.Qxd3 with an easy win

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