Category Archives: Openings

Kramnik – Topalov, World Championship 2006 (1)

A tragedy for Topalov, blundering right before the second time-control in a stubbornly contested game. Out of a Bogo-Catalan, Topalov plays solidly and equalises. His 21… g5!? was inspired, tieing down the White pieces. After sacrificing a pawn, Topalov gets … Continue reading

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Ivanchuk – Topalov, Linares 2006

White: Vassily Ivanchuk (2729) Black: Veselin Topalov (2801) Opening Queens Gambit: Slav Tournament Linares 2006, Moerlia/Linares, Round 5 Date 24/02/2006 ECO Code D15 Result 0-1 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. cxd5 cxd5 … Continue reading

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Topalov – Radjabov, Linares 2006

White: Veselin Topalov (2801) Black: Teimour Radjabov (2700) Opening Kings Indian Tournament Linares 2006, Moerlia, Round 4 Date 23/02/2006 ECO Code E70 Result 0-1 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Bd3 An esoteric, … Continue reading

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Leko – Ivanchuk, Linares 2006

White: Peter Leko (2740) Black: Vassily Ivanchuk (2729) Opening Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Tournament Linares 2006, Moerlia/Linares, Round 4 Date 22/02/2006 ECO Code C88 Result 1-0 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 … Continue reading

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Vallejo – Svidler, Linares 2006

White: Francisco Vallejo Pons (2650) Black: Peter Svidler (2765) Opening Grunfeld Tournament Linares 2006, Moerlia/Linares, Round 2 Date 19/02/2006 ECO Code D85 Result 0-1 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Bd2 Bypassing the … Continue reading

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Ivanchuk – Aronian, Linares 2006

White: Vassily Ivanchuk (2729) Black: Levon Aronian (2752) Opening English Opening: Symmetrical Tournament Linares 2006, Moerlia/Linares, Round 2 Date 19/02/2006 ECO Code A30 Result 1-0 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 Bb7 4. Bg2 c5 5. O-O g6 … Continue reading

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Leko – Radjabov, Linares 2006

White: Peter Leko (2740) Black: Teimour Radjabov (2700) Opening Sicilian: Sveshnikov Tournament Linares 2006, Moerlia, Round 2 Date 19/02/2006 ECO Code B33 Result 1-0 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. … Continue reading

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Vallejo – Leko, Linares 2006

White: Francisco Vallejo Pons (2650) Black: Peter Leko (2740) Opening Nimzo-Indian: Classical Tournament Linares 2006, Moerlia/Linares, Round 1 Date 18/02/2006 ECO Code E32 Result 0-1 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. e4 This … Continue reading

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Svidler – Topalov, Linares 2006

White: Peter Svidler (2765) Black: Veselin Topalov (2801) Opening Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence Tournament Linares 2006, Morelia, Round 1 Date 18/02/2006 ECO Code C67 Result 1-0 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 … Continue reading

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Anand – Gelfand, Corus 2006

White: Viswanathan Anand (2792) Black: Boris Gelfand (2723) Opening Sicilian: Najdorf Tournament Corus 2006, Wijk aan Zee, Round 13 Date 29/01/2006 ECO Code B90 Result 1-0 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 … Continue reading

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