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  1. 22 May '06 13:59
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3124

    Absolutly shocking that Kamsky let that one slip away. Less so that Topalov came back like that as it seems to be habitual.
  2. 23 May '06 03:31
    Originally posted by zebano
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3124

    Absolutly shocking that Kamsky let that one slip away. Less so that Topalov came back like that as it seems to be habitual.
    +5 -2 =3 , well done Topalov !
  3. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    23 May '06 05:10
    Originally posted by zebano
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3124

    Absolutly shocking that Kamsky let that one slip away. Less so that Topalov came back like that as it seems to be habitual.
    It's not so much that Kamsky let it slip away as Topalov just played like Topalov can. Kamsky's only losses came against Topalov, he scored 1.5/2 against all 4 of the other super-GMs playing. That's seriously impressive.
  4. 23 May '06 09:10
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    It's not so much that Kamsky let it slip away as Topalov just played like Topalov can. Kamsky's only losses came against Topalov, he scored 1.5/2 against all 4 of the other super-GMs playing. That's seriously impressive.
    yeah I agree with your post ... Kamsky needs to change the way he plays against Topalov ( his " black-beast" since Gata's return ) ... being few months ago retired of the professional chess, he is coming back with a good style , and doesnt looks rusty ...
  5. 25 May '06 15:13 / 1 edit
    The chess section in the paper today picked one of Topalov's games from this tournament in which, recovering from a losing position, made Ponomariov pay:

    Black has just played 31...d5??



    How did Topalov capitalise? Give White's next two moves, in which he gained a significant advantage.
  6. 25 May '06 17:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TheGambit
    The chess section in the paper today picked one of Topalov's games from this tournament in which, recovering from a losing position, made Ponomariov pay:

    Black has just played 31...d5??

    [fen]3r1r1k/4bp1p/p4p2/qnpp3Q/4NB2/3P3P/BP4PK/R7[/fen]

    How did Topalov capitalise? Give White's next two moves, in which he gained a significant advantage.
    Is it 32.Ng5?

    Edit: Followed by 33.Qe5+
  7. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    25 May '06 19:24
    Originally posted by Positional Player
    Is it 32.Ng5?

    Edit: Followed by 33.Qe5+
    Note that after fxg5 Qe5+ isn't possible. I've seen the game, so I won't comment, but notice that the h7 pawn is a huge target....If white's bishop could switch diagonals, it would be game set.
  8. 26 May '06 14:29
    Originally posted by !~TONY~!
    Note that after fxg5 Qe5+ isn't possible. I've seen the game, so I won't comment, but notice that the h7 pawn is a huge target....If white's bishop could switch diagonals, it would be game set.
    It would be indeed, even after the upcoming exchanges it still took another 30 or so moves to finish I think.

    Anyone who hasn't seen it got any ideas? TONY has given the thought behind the two moves.
  9. 26 May '06 16:02
    Originally posted by TheGambit
    It would be indeed, even after the upcoming exchanges it still took another 30 or so moves to finish I think.

    Anyone who hasn't seen it got any ideas? TONY has given the thought behind the two moves.
    Nxc5 followed by d4?