Originally posted by Dursley8
>> "hxg6 leads to a better game for Black"
I've looked at this with computer analysis and I don't see how?! Rxg6 looks to be the best move. Both give White the better game.
>> "30. Qf5? Another shocker from Topalov. Lets Kasparov right back into the game. Why not just take the free bait with Qxb7? "
My guess is that Topalov is "playing for two results" here, whereas Qxb7 is slightly riskier. I wonder what the time control was.. maybe by move 30 Topalov was short of time?! In a real game/tournament situation, some moves are practically better than others, even if objectively they are not best.