Category Archives: Semi Slav

Kramnik – Topalov, World Championship 2006 (8)

Topalov outfoxes Kramnik to score his first over-the-board win. In another Semi-Slav Meran, Kramnik unleashes a complicated struggle with 12. Bb5+, but Topalov threads his way to equality with an unexpected 15… Qa5! creating a multitude of threats. Kramnik is … Continue reading

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Topalov – Kramnik, World Championship 2006 (4)

Another hard-fought draw. Kramnik ventured a Semi-Slav, and met with a Topalov home-crafted novelty based on a game Kramnik played against Ivanchuk in the 1994 Intel Rapidplay. Topalov gained time out of the opening, gaining compensation by sacrificing a pawn. … Continue reading

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