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Nikola Djukic vs Veselin Topalov
European Team Championship (2007), Heraklion GRE, rd 3, Oct-30
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  0-1

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Oct-31-07  ivan999: Djukic surprised me with the opening he chose here.
Nov-01-07  xanadu: White had a good game till about moves 19-21, when allowed to exchange his white bishop by the black knight. Then: 1)the isolated pawn had no defense; 2)had disadvantage at the endgame of knight versus bishop.
Nov-01-07
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  Mateo: A great game from Topalov. I would say this is a chess lesson. He is a monster in this kind of endings, gradually increasing his advantage from almost anything to a won game. The position after 38...Kc7 is also beautiful.

31.Kc3? was the beginning of White's problems. 31.a4, impeding Rb5 in some variations, should hold. For instance 31.a4 Rxd5 32.Nxe3 works, because 32...Rb5+ is impossible (not like in the game).

Then 32.Kb3 loses for sure. Somewhat better was 32.Kd3 Rxd5+ 33.Ke2 Rxd1 34.Kxd1, although Black should still have winning prospects.

Jul-19-09  SultanofSpin: The knight was overloaded, and Topalov pursued the point superbly. Well played.
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