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Veselin Topalov vs Levon Aronian
"Take a Pawn Hard Rook at That" (game of the day Jan-31-2006)
Corus Group A (2006), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 10, Jan-25
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  1-0



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  TheAlchemist: Anand and Mamedyarov had mercy for the Topalov fans
Jan-25-06  controlaltdelete: lol @ TheAlchemist
Jan-25-06  CowardlyKnight: Great achievement, you should be proud.
Jan-25-06  millangonzalez: Incredible play by Topalov, but maybe it's not enough this time... What do computers say???
Jan-25-06  chessic eric: 35.Re1 perhaps?
Jan-25-06  controlaltdelete: I'm quite surprised that Anand did not push for a win actually
Jan-25-06  Fiberking: Hoorah! Now this something different than that boring game we just 'had to' endure. Thanks
Jan-25-06  benevg: how does black respond to Re1?

thanks, <>, for the switch.

Jan-25-06  chessic eric: omigosh...called a Topalov move!
Jan-25-06  Fan of Leko: easy endgame win if white can get queens off.
Jan-25-06  sofouuk: <millangonzalez> white is +1.55
Jan-25-06  Saruman: 35.Bxe5 Rxe5 36.dxe5 Qxe5? 37.Re1 Re8 38.c8Q! Rxc8 39.Rxe4 is a nice line but not likely to be seen here.
Jan-25-06  Steppenwolf: Anand is often boring. Topalove nearly always fun to watch. This round is no different.
Jan-25-06  autolycus: Grab the bishop on g2 has always been the strategic key to living a bit longer. Black's already written his will, remember?
Jan-25-06  chessic eric: 35...Qg6 coming?
Jan-25-06  LOUDERMILK: How does crafty feel?
Jan-25-06  Saruman: I meant 35.Be5.
Jan-25-06  Steppenwolf: Let's not forget the d pawn, terrible weapon when it will move forward to back-up the c-pawn and create loads of tactics.
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  TheAlchemist: Crafty says: "Error. Please abort."
Jan-25-06  pawn2king4: Topalov sure plays energetic chess! This, like many of his games, are a delight to watch!
Jan-25-06  chessic eric: <Steppenwolf> how can you say that given that Anand's two exciting wins in this tourney are recent exceptions?
Jan-25-06  crafty: 35. ... ♕g6 36. fxg7 ♖e6 37. ♗g3 ♗xg2 38. ♖xe6 ♕xe6 =   (eval 0.07; depth 12 ply; 150M nodes)
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  Mateo: Maybe 35... Qf5, but White has the advantage.
Jan-25-06  controlaltdelete: damn .. dont tell me Aronian can save this one! reminds me of Topalov against Mamedyarov. If Topa had exchanged Queens after all...
Jan-25-06  thomaspaine: Crafty's analysis WAY different from Fritz's, at 15-ply:

1. (1.64): 35...Bf5 36.fxg7 Kxg7 37.Kh2 f6 38.Bd6 Rxe1 39.Qxe1 Re8

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