GM Topalov (2796) - GM Kamsky (2725) [D87] comments by susan Polgar
Sofia Match (1), 17.02.2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 0–0 10.0–0 Na5 11.Bd3 b6 12.Qd2 e5 13.Bh6 cxd4 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.cxd4 exd4 16.f4 f6 17.e5 Bd7 18.exf6+ Qxf6 19.Ng3 Kh8 20.f5 gxf5 21.Bxf5 Bxf5 22.Rxf5 Qd6 = White does have compensation for the pawn.
23.Raf1 Nc6 24.Ne4 Qe7 An interesting try here would be 25.Qh6. It does not win with correct defense by Black but it may be the best try.
25.Qh6 Rxf5 26.Rxf5 The only move here is 26...Ne5. Everything else loses to 27.Ng5.
26...Ne5 27.h3 Ng6 28.Rh5 Rg8 The following continuation would lead to a draw 29.Nf6 Rg7 30.Nxh7 Rxh7 31.Qxg6=
29.Nf6 Rg7 30.Nxh7 Rxh7 31.Qxg6 Qe3+ 32.Kh2 Qc1+ 33. Kf2 Qd2+ 34. Kg3 Qe3+ 35. Kh2 Qf4+ 36. Kg1 Qc1+ 1/2-1/2
1.e4 c5; 2.b3 CONTRA LA DEFENSA SICILIANA
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