Saturday, 7 May 2011

Not a thing of beauty

After 2 games of the first round of the FIDE Candidates Matches there has only been one decisive result. This was Gata Kamsky's win over Veselin Topalov, in a game that could hardly be called 'classical'. Looking at the game it was not clear what Topalov was trying to achieve, with his queen out of play, and his king never reaching safety. Kamsky's position wasn't that visually appealing either, but he at least had the excuse he was trying to over run White's position. At the press conference after the game Topalov simply said "I played very badly"

Topalov,Veselin - Kamsky,Gata
Candidates Matches Kazan (1.2), 06.05.2011

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Qb3 Nb6 6.d4 Bg7 7.Bf4 Be6 8.Qa3 Nc6 9.0-0-0 Nd5 10.Bg3 Bh6+ 11.e3 a5 12.h4 Ncb4 13.h5 c6 14.hxg6 hxg6 15.Rd2 f6 16.Ne4 b6 17.Be2 Qc8 18.Rh4 Kf7 19.Rd1 g5 20.Rh2 g4 21.Nfd2 c5 22.dxc5 f5 (D)
23.Rxh6 Rxh6 24.Ng5+ Kf8 25.Nxe6+ Qxe6 26.Bc4 Rc8 27.Bf4 Rf6 28.e4 Rxc5 29.exd5 Qxd5 30.b3 Qd4 31.Be3 Qc3+ 0-1


Paul said...

Topalov looked like a whipped puppy after this game...

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