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Van Wely, L. (2647) - Topalov, V. (2801) [D15]
Corus A, Wijk aan Zee (4) 2006

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. a4 e6 6. Bg5 h6








   
7. Bh4
The alternative is 7. Bxf6 Qxf6 8. e3 Nd7 9. Bd3 Qd8 10. O-O Be7 11. e4 dxc4 12. Bxc4 a5 13. Qe2 O-O 14. Rad1 Qc7 15. d5 cxd5 16. exd5 Nb6 17. Ne5 Bf6 18. d6 Qc5 19. d7 Bxe5 20. d8Q Rxd8 21. Rxd8+ Kh7 22. Qd3+ g6 23. Bb5 Qb4 24. Re1 Qxb2 25. Qf3 Bg7 26. Qxf7 Bd7 27. Qg8# 1-0, Uhlmann, W - Chekhov, V, Dresden op 1997.
7...dxc4!?








   
8. e3
The move 8. e4 is interesting. After 8...b5 9. axb5 (9. e5) 9...cxb5 10. e5 g5 11. exf6?! (11. Nxg5!? hxg5 12. Bxg5 Nbd7 13. Qf3 Rb8 14. exf6 Bd6 15. h4 or 15. d5 Bb7 16. Qe3) 11...gxh4 12. Ne5 Qxf6 13. Nxb5 Bb4+? (better is 13...axb5! 14. Rxa8 Bb4+ 15. Ke2 Bd6 with an edge to Black) 14. Nc3 O-O 15. Bxc4 White had a small advantage in Vallejo Pons,F-Magem Badals,J/Cala Galdana 1999.
Or 8...g5 9. Bg3 Bb4 (9...b5?! 10. axb5 cxb5 11. Nxb5 axb5 12. Rxa8 Bb4+ 13. Ke2 Nc6 14. Ne5) 10. Bxc4 Nxe4 11. O-O Nd6?! (11...Nxg3 12. fxg3 Nd7) 12. Bb3?! (12. Qb3!) 12...Nf5 13. Ne4 (13. Bc2) 13...Nd7 (13...O-O) 14. Qe2 Be7 15. Rad1 Qb6 16. Ba2 g4?! (16...Nxg3) 17. Ne5 Nxg3 18. hxg3 Nf6 19. f3 (19. Nc4) 19...O-O 20. fxg4 Qd8 21. Qe3?! (21. Bb1 !) 21... Nxe4 22. Qxe4 Bd6? (22...Bg5) 23. Nxf7! Rxf7 24. Rxf7 Kxf7 25. Qh7+? (correct is 25. Rf1+ Ke8 26. Qg6+ Kd7 27. Rf7+ Be7 28. Qxe6+ Kc7 (28...Ke8 29. Rf8+ Kxf8 30. Qf7#) 29. Rxe7+ Kb8 30. Qe5+ Ka7 31. Re8, winning) 25...Ke8 26. Rf1 Qg5 27. Qh8+ Kd7 28. Rf7+ Be7 29. Qf8 (29. Kh2 Kd6) 29...Kd6 30. Qe8 Bf6 31. Qf8+ Be7 32. Qe8 b5 33. Rf4 Bb7, and Black won, Meessen-Middelburg, BL2-West 2001.
8...b5 9. axb5 cxb5 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Nxb5 axb5!
Black sacrifices the exchange.
12. Rxa8 Bb4+








   
13. Ke2
A novelty, but in any case Black has good compensation thanks to his strong bishops and badly placed white monarch, as after 13. Nd2 Bb7 14. Ra1 (14. Ra7?! Qb6 15. Ra1 e5, Van den Doel,E-Van der Wiel,J/Rotterdam 1999) 14...Rg8 (14...e5 15. Qh5 Qd7 16. Qh4 exd4 17. Qxd4 Qxd4 18. exd4 Nc6 19. Kd1 Ke7 20. d5 Rd8 21. dxc6 Rxd2+ 22. Kc1 Bxc6 23. Ra7+ Ke6 24. f3 Rf2, Black is slightly better in Saunders,S-Olivotto,L/Italy 2000/Corr) 15. Be2 (15. Qh5 e5 16. Rd1 Rg6 17. dxe5 Qd5) 15...Rxg2 16. Kf1 Bxd2 17. Qxd2, Marovic,D-Pomar Salamanca,A, Olot 1969, and here Black could try 17...f5.
13...Bb7 14. Ra1 f5
14...O-O is also possible.
15. Ne5 Rg8 16. f4








   
17...Nc6
Unclear is 16...Nd7 17. Nxd7 Kxd7 (17...Qh4 18. Nf6+ (18. Ne5 Bxg2 19. d5 Qh5+ 20. Kf2 Qxd1 21. Rxd1 Bxh1 22. dxe6 fxe6) 18...Qxf6 19. Kf2 Qh4+ 20. Kg1 Kf8) 18. Kf2 Qh4+ 19. Kg1 Ke8 20. Qe2 Kf8.
17. Nf3 Na5
Or 17...Ne7 18. Kf2 Nd5 19. Qc2 (19. g3 Nf6 20. Kg1 Kf8) 19...Kf8 20. b3 Nc3.
18. Kf2 Nb3 19. Ra7 Be4 20. Ra2?
Better is 20. g3 Qb6 (20...Na5? 21. Ne5) 21. Ra2.








   
20...e5!!
A beautiful breakthrough.
21. fxe5 f4 22. Be2
Or 22. exf4 Bxf3 23. gxf3 Bd2 24. Bh3 Bxf4.
22...fxe3+!
Weaker is 22...Bd2?! 23. exf4 Bxf3 24. Bxf3 Qxd4+ 25. Kf1 Qd3+ 26. Be2 Qe4 27. Bf3 Qd3+ 28. Be2 with repetition.
23. Kxe3 Qd5! 24. g3
After 24. Rg1 or 24. Kf2 Black also takes 24...Nxd4.








   
24...Nxd4!
The next blow.
25. Nxd4 Bxh1 26. Bf3 Qxe5+ 27. Kf2 Bc5 28. Bxh1 Bxd4+ 29. Kf1 Rg5 30. Bf3 Kf8 31. Kg2








   
31...Qe3
White's king is in danger.
32. Kh3 Kg7 33. b3 cxb3 34. Ra3 b4 35. Rxb3 Bc3 36. Qe2 Qc5 37. Qd3 Qc8+ 38. Kg2 Ra5 39. Qc2 Qe6 40. Qb1 Ra1 41. Qc2 Bd4 42. Bd1








   
42...Qe1 43. Bf3 Qf1
Checkmate.
White resigned. 0-1










Move
   

Van Wely, Loek (2647) - Topalov, Veselin (2801) [D15]
Corus/Wijk aan Zee (4) 2006

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. a4 e6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 dxc4 8. e3 b5 9. axb5 cxb5 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Nxb5 axb5 12. Rxa8 Bb4+ 13. Ke2 Bb7 14. Ra1 f5 15. Ne5 Rg8 16. f4 Nc6 17. Nf3 Na5 18. Kf2 Nb3 19. Ra7 Be4 20. Ra2 e5 21. fxe5 f4 22. Be2 fxe3+ 23. Kxe3 Qd5 24. g3 Nxd4 25. Nxd4 Bxh1 26. Bf3 Qxe5+ 27. Kf2 Bc5 28. Bxh1 Bxd4+ 29. Kf1 Rg5 30. Bf3 Kf8 31. Kg2 Qe3 32. Kh3 Kg7 33. b3 cxb3 34. Ra3 b4 35. Rxb3 Bc3 36. Qe2 Qc5 37. Qd3 Qc8+ 38. Kg2 Ra5 39. Qc2 Qe6 40. Qb1 Ra1 41. Qc2 Bd4 42. Bd1 Qe1 43. Bf3 Qf1+ 0-1


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