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sf115 128 ( +1 | -1 )
Kaparov-Topalov 1999 Kaparov-Topalov 1999 was a great game involving a spectacular sacrifice:



Here Kasparov (white) plays 24. Rxd4!!! and won 18 moves later

after 24...cxd4 25. Re7+ Kb6 26. Qxd4+ Kxa5 27. b4+ Ka4 28. Qc3 Qxd5 29. Ra7 Bb7 30. Rxb7 Qc4 31. Qxf6 Kxa3 32. Qxa6+ Kxb4 33. c3+ Kxc3 34. Qa1+ Kd2
35. Qb2+ Kd1 36. Bf1 Rd2 37. Rd7 Rxd7 38. Bxc4 bxc4 39. Qxh8
Rd3 40. Qa8 c3 41. Qa4+ Ke1 42. f4 f5 1-0

However after deep analysis of the game I noticed oppotunities for black to hold the game. I checked these out on Fritz 10 and found that amazingly some of these were true.

My most convincing example of where black went wrong is on move 24. After
24. Rxd4 then 24...g5 gives black an advantage e.g. 25. Qxd6 Rxd6 26. Rdd1 Nxd5 27. Bf5 c4 28. Kc1 h5 29. b4 cxb3 30. Nxb3 h4 gives black a slight advantage.

Secoundly, Black could have had a draw at move 30



Topalov played 30...Qc4 which loses. If he had played 30...Rhe8 it would have been equal. e.g. 31. Rb6 Ra8 32. Rc6 Re2 33. Rc5 Qd1+ 34. Kb2 Rxc2 35. Qxc2+ Qxc2 34. Rxc2

Can anyone spot a flaw in these comments (nearly all produced by fritz) or comment on this?
heinzkat 9 ( +1 | -1 )
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