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Topalov, V. (2705) - Dreev, A. (2675) [D43]
FIDE WCh, New Delhi (4.2) 2000

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. Ne5 Bg7
After 10...Nbd7 11. Qc2 Bg7 12. Rd1 Nxe5 13. Bxe5 Qa5 14. O-O O-O 15. f4 Nh7 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. fxg5 hxg5 18. e5 c5 19. d5 exd5 20. Nxd5 Bxd5 21. Rxd5 Rad8 22. Rd6 Rxd6 23. exd6 Qb6 24. Qc3+ Kg8 25. Qe5 Rd8 26. Bh5 f6 27. Rxf6 Nxf6 28. Qxg5+ Kh7 29. Qg6+ Kh8 30. Qxf6+ Kh7 31. Bg6+ Kh6 32. Bf5+ Kh5 Black resigned in Topalov, V - Komljenovic, D, Villarrobledo Rapidplay Open 2000, 1-0.
Or 11...Rg8 12. Rd1 Nxe5 13. Bxe5 Nd7 14. Bg3 Qb6 15. O-O a6 16. d5 O-O-O 17. dxe6 fxe6 18. Bg4 c5 19. e5 Be7 20. Qh7 Rge8 21. Qf7 Qc6 22. Bf3 Qc7 23. Qxe6 Bf6 24. Rxd7 Rxe6 25. Rxc7+ Kxc7 26. exf6+ Kb6 27. Bxb7 Kxb7 28. f3 Rxf6 29. Ne4 Rc6 30. Kf2 Kb6 31. Rc1 Rd5 32. Ke2 Re6 33. h3 Kc6 34. Bf2 Ree5 35. g4 Kb6 36. Be3 Re6 37. Rh1 b4 38. h4 a5 39. hxg5 hxg5 40. Rh5 a4 41. Nxg5 a3 42. bxa3 b3 43. axb3 cxb3 44. Nxe6 Rxh5 45. Nxc5 Rh2+ 46. Kd3 b2 47. Na4+ Kc6 48. Nc3 Kd6 49. Bf4+ Black resigned in Topalov, V - Bareev, E, Frankfurt 2000, 1-0. 11. h4








   
11...Nbd7!?
A novelty. In the game Topalov, V - Timman, J, Hoogovens Wijk aan Zee 1998 Black played 11...Nfd7 12. Ng4 Qa5 13. hxg5 hxg5 14. Rxh8+ Bxh8 15. Kf1 Na6 16. e5 O-O-O 17. a4 Qb4 18. Bf3 Qxb2 19. axb5 Qxc3 20. bxa6 Ba8 21. Rc1 Qb3 22. Nh6 Rf8 23. Bh5 Qxd1+ 24. Rxd1 f5 25. exf6 Bxf6 26. Nf7 Be7 27. Nd6+ Bxd6 28. Bxd6 Rf5 29. Bg4 Rd5 30. Bg3 c5 31. Bxe6 Rxd4 32. Rxd4 cxd4 33. Bxc4 Be4 34. f3 Bf5 35. Bf2 Ne5 36. Bb5 Bd7 37. Bxd7+ Kxd7 38. Bxd4 Nc6 39. Bc5 g4 40. Ke2 Ke6 41. f4 Nb8 42. Bxa7 Nxa6 draw, 1/2-1/2.
12. Qc2 c5 13. hxg5 cxd4
Unclear is 13...hxg5?! 14. Rxh8+ Bxh8 15. d5 exd5 16. exd5 Nxd5 17. Nxf7! Bxc3+ (17...Kxf7 18. Nxd5 Bxd5 19. Qh7+ Kf6 20. O-O-O Qe7 21. Qxe7+ Kxe7 22. Rxd5) 18. bxc3 Kxf7 19. Qh7+ Kf6 20. Qh6+ Kf7 21. Bh5+ Kg8.
14. Nxb5
Weaker is 14. gxf6? Bxf6 15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. Rd1 d3 17. Qd2 b4 18. Nb1 Bxe4 with an edge to Black.
14...Nxe4 15. Nxc4 Nxg3 16. Nbd6+








   
16...Kf8?
Correct is 16... Ke7 17. Nxb7 Qc7 18. fxg3 Qxb7 19. O-O Qc7 20. g6 Ne5 21. gxf7 Rad8 22. Rad1 or 19... Raf8 20. g6 Bf6 21. gxf7 Rxf7 22. Rae1 Rg8 23. Bf3 Qb5 24. g4 Rgf8 (24... Qc5? 25. b4! Qxb4 26. Bd5 Nc5 27. Bxe6 Nxe6 28. Qe2 Kf8 29. Qxe6 Kg7 30. Nd6 winning) 25. Qe2 Nc5 26. Ne5 Qxe2 27. Rxe2 d3 28. Ree1 Bxe5 29. Rxe5 Kd6 30. Rh5 with more or less equal game.
17. Nxb7 Qc7 18. fxg3 Qxb7 19. O-O d3
If 19... Qb4 then 20. Bh5 f5 21. gxf6 Nxf6 22. Rxf6+! Bxf6 23. Qg6 Qe7 24. Rf1.
20. Qxd3 Ne5
White wins and after 20... Qd5 21. g6 Nf6 22. Qa3+ Kg8 23. gxf7+ Kxf7 24. Rad1 Qg5 25. Rd7+ Kg8 26. Qe7.
21. Nxe5 Qb6+
If 21... Bxe5 then 22. Bh5 f6 23. gxf6 Qxb2 24. Rad1.
22. Rf2 Bxe5 23. Qf3+- f5 24. Qxa8+ Ke7 25. Qf3 hxg5 26. Rd1 Kf6 27. Bc4 g4 28. Qd3 Kg5 29. Re1 Qc5 30. b4 Qd4 31. Rxe5 Qa1+ 32. Rf1 Qxe5 33. Qd2+ Kg6 34. Re1
Black resigned. 1-0










Move
   

Topalov, Veselin (2707) - Dreev, Alexey (2676) [D43]
FIDE-Wch k.o./New Delhi/Teheran (4.2) 2000

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. Ne5 Bg7 11. h4 Nbd7 12. Qc2 c5 13. hxg5 cxd4 14. Nxb5 Nxe4 15. Nxc4 Nxg3 16. Nbd6+ Kf8 17. Nxb7 Qc7 18. fxg3 Qxb7 19. O-O d3 20. Qxd3 Ne5 21. Nxe5 Qb6+ 22. Rf2 Bxe5 23. Qf3 f5 24. Qxa8+ Ke7 25. Qf3 hxg5 26. Rd1 Kf6 27. Bc4 g4 28. Qd3 Kg5 29. Re1 Qc5 30. b4 Qd4 31. Rxe5 Qa1+ 32. Rf1 Qxe5 33. Qd2+ Kg6 34. Re1 1-0


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