Mr. Topalov, what are you doing?

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Give this man a drink. And be quick. Cause if Veselin doesn't need one, then I'll do! The small tragedy we saw yesterday was nothing compared to what happened today in Elista. Topalov was playing one of the most attractive games played in a World championship match ever, building up a fantastic position... just to blow it by missing several killer moves.



Topalov-Kramnik Wch match (02), 2006



The first opportunity is the biggest blind spot Veselin has had since he was twelve, I'm afraid. Instead of 32.Qg6+, 32.Rxg4+ Bg7 33.Qc7 Qf1+ 34.Ng1 winst on the spot. But even after 32...Bg7 33.f5 Re7 34.f6 Qe2 35.Qxg4 Rf7 White seems to be winning after 36.Qh5!. White's last chance came after 36.Rc1 Rc2 37.Rxc2 Qd1+ 38.Kg2 Qxc2+ 39.Kg3 Qe4 where 40.Qxe4! dxe4 41.Ng5 offers good chances.

>> replay the second game with some remarks by GM Inarkiev (Playchess)

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