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Fabiano Caruana vs Veselin Topalov
Kings' Tournament (2012), Bucharest ROU, rd 4, Nov-11
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-11-12
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  Stonehenge: Two games with 8...Qc7:

M Bartel vs I Cheparinov, 2011

A Chudinovskikh vs B Lajthajm, 2009

Nov-11-12  Alesavio: I don't like 55.d8=Q: why change the powerful d7 pawn for the black Pf7? Maybe things are not so simple...
Nov-11-12  Strongest Force: I am sure Fab will find 1000 wins when he goes over the game; however, it is not easy to play like Capa when the clock is ticking.
Nov-12-12  messachess: Some one has to sponsor a 'friendly' match between these two. They are made for it.
Nov-12-12  GHARIEB: Impossible !! what r doing Fab ?
Nov-12-12  hcgflynn: I think 62. Qf4 was a weak move, I'd rather play 62. R2e4 instead which looks winning.

Black can play 62. - Nxe4+ 63. Rxe4 Qg1+ (63. - Qxe4 64. Qxd8+ is lost for sure), though after 64. Kh4 I don't have any idea for a good defense.

Nov-12-12  badest: <hcgflynn> why wouldn't black play Qg1+ directly after your suggested move?
Nov-12-12  Riverbeast: Topalov defended like a tiger
Dec-31-12  computer chess guy: Caruana was totally winning but let it slip away. Houdini thinks better was 61. Kh2. If then .. Qd4 as in the game, White can play 62. h6!.

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