Post Sat May 05, 2012 6:46 am

Veselin Topalov vs Vladimir Kramnik

Veselin Topalov vs Vladimir Kramnik

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5
5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Bg6 7.Nxg6 hxg6 8.a3 Nbd7 9.g3 Be7 10.f4 dxc4
11.Bxc4 O-O 12.e4 b5 13.Be2 b4 14.axb4 Bxb4 15.Bf3 Qb6 16.O-O
e5 17.Be3 Rad8 18.Na4 Qb8 19.Qc2 exf4 20.Bxf4 Qb7 21.Rad1 Rfe8
22.Bg5 Be7 23.Kh1 Nh7 24.Be3 Bg5 25.Bg1 Nhf8 26.h4 Be7 27.e5
Nb8 28.Nc3 Bb4 29.Qg2 Qc8 30.Rc1 Bxc3 {This amounts to
strategic capitulation. Now White's bishops and central pawns
quickly become overwhelming.}
31.bxc3 Ne6 32.Bg4 Qc7 33.Rcd1
Nd7 34.Qa2 Nb6 35.Rf3 Nf8 36.Rdf1 Re7 37.Be3 Nh7 38.Rxf7 Nd5
{If 38 ... Rxf7 then 39.Rxf7 Qxf7 40.Be6 wins.} 39.R7f3 1-0