Dinner With Andrei

Mar 10, 2010, 7:27 PM |

Yes, I turned 15 today. Isn't it amazing? I feel so old. Drop me a happy birthday note or trophy if you can.

Anyway, here's a great game that Topalov won back in '04. He gives up the exchange to acquire a tight bind on white's position. His advantage is so great that he is able to quietly build up an attack with his limited material while his opponent watches helplessly. Then he crashes through with an elegant mating combination.

I borrowed the title from chessgames.com.