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Veselin Topalov vs Valeri Lilov
Simul MTel (2005) (exhibition), Varna, May-26
Dutch Defense: Raphael Variation (A80)  ·  0-1

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Sep-07-11  Whitehat1963: Topalov makes my collection in style! 579 Elo points!
Sep-07-11  SimonWebbsTiger: I like Valeri. He has produced some entertaining and instructive lectures for playchess.com
Sep-30-11  screwdriver: What's the knockout punch here? Just glancing at the position, it appears that white gives up because his sacrificed knight for 2 pawns earlier didn't quite go as well as he expected.
Sep-30-11  hedgeh0g: <screwdriver> I think that's the gist of it. To be honest, I think White has a decent position after the simple 10.Nf4, although the game isn't quite as sharp (probably Topalov's concern).
Jul-11-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: Highwire-act defense by Lilov -- all the more because he never bothered moving the e6 bishop to safety -- but it worked out for him.
Jul-11-21
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  Honza Cervenka: 20...c5 was unnecessary. Immediate 20...Rg8 21.Qh6 Nf6 22.f3 Bd7 consolidates black position with an extra piece, and wins without any complications. 10.Ne2?? was a blunder by Topalov. 10.Nf4 leads to good game for white.

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