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Vassily Ivanchuk vs Veselin Topalov
Amber Blindfold (2006) (blindfold), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 1, Mar-18
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15)  ·  0-1

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Mar-18-06  Fan of Leko: Ivanchuk repeats Van Wely's opening from a while ago also against Topalov (this time blindfold). Maybe the thinking is white's game isn't so ugly if you don't have to look at it. The outcome is the same however, white is massacred.
Mar-18-06  Terragod: For black, what would be so bad about 23 Kxh6?
Mar-18-06  alexandrovm: very nice game, black passed pawns proves decisive.
Mar-19-06  siu02jm: <alexandrovm: very nice game, black passed pawns proves decisive.>

i don't see anything wrong with it eaither i i think its a matter of style(he is winning anyhow), or maybe topa didn't "see" it!

Mar-19-06  drmariogodrob: <Terragod> Perhaps Topalov decided that giving ivanchuk his own set of connected passed pawns was not worth the exchange. But as you may see from this and previous Topalov games, he throws away exchanges like yesterday's leftovers for passed pawns and/or initiative, so it does not surprise me that he would be wary of accepting them when it would be giving those same things to his opponent. See the Topalov vs Aronian game from Corus 2006 (perhaps soon to be one of the most referenced games in this database)
Mar-22-06  TigerPawns: <Maybe the thinking is white's game isn't so ugly if you don't have to look at it> LOL!
Apr-06-06  outplayer: 24.Rh3 wasn't a good move. White is much worse after 24...ed4.
Aug-15-07  SniperOnKN2: Moscow semi-slav(transposition) at its finest.
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