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Artur Yusupov vs Veselin Topalov
Las Palmas (1993), Las Palmas ESP, rd 1, Jun-??
Indian Game: London System (A48)  ·  0-1

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Dec-26-08  notyetagm: 50 ... ?


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50 ... ♘d5-e3! 0-1


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Topalov's 50 ... ♘d5-e3! exploits the <OVERLOADED> defenders of the e3-square, the White f3-rook and the White f2-pawn.

The White f3-rook does not <DEFEND> the e3-square as it is tied down <DEFENDING> the f2-pinning square. And the White f2-pawn does not <DEFEND> the e3-square either as it must <BLOCK> the second rank to prevent Black from playing ... ♖d2x♕g2+.

So, since the White f3-rook must <DEFEND> the 2-2 <LOOSE> f2-pinning square, and the White f2-pawn is <PINNED> along the second rank, what White piece is <DEFENDING> the e3-square, keeping the Black d5-knight out? No White piece is! Hence 50 ... ♘d5-e3!.

50 ... ♘d5-e3! as the White f2-pawn is <LATERALLY PINNED> while the White f3-rook must <DEFEND> the 2-2 <LOOSE> f2-pinning square.

Jul-22-09  arsen387: just scored 27 points over par at Guess The Move for this game! A very interesting positional game by young Topalov

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