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Nigel Short vs Veselin Topalov
Corus Group A (2005), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 6, Jan-21
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  0-1



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Jan-21-05  fgh: Nice endgame technique by Topalov.
Jan-21-05  SmileUK: Short hasn't been thrashed at this tournie yet. I'm sure there were better ways to answer black's 34 Rd1
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  offramp: Lord Nelson! Lord Beaverbrook! Sir Winston Churchill! Sir Anthony Eden!!

Clement Atlee!!

Can you hear me, Clem!?!
Henry Cooper, Lady Diana!!? MAGGIE THATCHER!!

Can you hear me Maggie Thatcher?

Your boy took a hell of a beating!!!


Jan-23-05  Champ Supernova: offramp, it was funny when you did it to Anand.
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  offramp: It has outstayed its welcome!
Jan-24-05  ajit: offramp has no family....and is venting his frustration here.
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  tpstar: 11. c3 Bg5 12. Nc2 0-0 is standard, but 13. g3 is fairly rare Opening Explorer as 13. a4 is most common. It makes great positional sense to develop the KB on the long diagonal Judit Polgar vs Van Wely, 2002 yet it seems hard for White to get much out of that plan. Here the Queen trade 27. Qf5 Qxf5 28. gxf5 left White with such a wrecked Pawn structure that Black converted the ending. If 56. Kf2 Rxa6 57. Rh8+ Kg4 58. Rxh2 Ra2+ trades down into a won K&P endgame.
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  HeMateMe: whites missplaced rook on the h file loses the game. I guess it was there to set up an attack on the h file, but the exchanges siphoned off all the energy.

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