Briliant Endgame

Briliant Endgame

zupampa
Nov 14, 2008, 12:00 AM |
6 | Amazing Games

Here is a game from Corustoernooi 2007, Ruslan Ponomariov - Veselin Topalov

Topalov was at his best this day, beating Ponomariov in a wild and very imbalanced game. Actually Pono was better after the opening, but hesitant play (21.Nb1?!) got him nowhere. He tried to sacrifice a pawn, perhaps dubiously, and his follow up of 25.Nc3? was wrong - he should have opted for 25.Nc4, in which case he would have maintained some compensation. Veselin then fearlessly grabbed a second pawn , and while Pono kept the game going for quite some moves, the result was never in doubt.
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