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Veselin Topalov vs Boris Gelfand
20th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2011) (rapid), Monaco MNC, rd 4, Mar-15
Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44)  ·  1-0



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  Penguincw: Topalov has just given himself a birthday.He won his mini-match against Gelfand by drawing with the black pieces and won with the white pieces.
Mar-15-11  fab4: 19...Bf8 turns out bad for Gelfand and 19.. Rb8 just walks into 20.Re1.

Maybe 19..g4?! opens up the kingside for the black queen and the bishop can take on e5.

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  Sastre: If 19...g4, 20.Bxe4 Bxe4 21.Qxg4 Bg6 22.Bd6 Qb6 23.Nd2 wins at least a pawn and also prevents Black from castling.
Mar-15-11  Shams: Monster game from Topalov.
Mar-15-11  fab4: @ <Sastre>

yeah saw as far as 22.Bd6 in your line. Not set it up yet,but black has 23...Rc8 and it looks playable to me.

Jun-11-12  Whitehat1963: What's the best finish?
Jun-12-12  Shams: <Whitehat> I can't even suggest a move for Black. White is simply taking on g5, then playing Nd6-e4-f6 and mating, right?
Jun-12-12  I play the Fred: <I can't even suggest a move for Black.> Yeah, really. This was an entirely appropriate resignation.
Jun-12-12  voyager39: That's vintage Topalov - I wish he can regain form and whip these youngesters into some some shape.

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