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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Chess quiz: Can you guess the players?

Hello Everyone,

Sunday should feel good with a chess puzzle. But a regular chess puzzle won't do today. So, here's a nice little game from a 'historical' tournament!

And, the quiz is simple. Can you guess the players? And, when was this game played?

Hint: Both have at least one 'V' in their names! (Teasing smile).

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  • At September 5, 2010 at 1:21 PM , Anonymous Mark said...

    Topalov - Kasparov , Linares 2005

    what is my prize? :)

    please give us a puzzle!

  • At September 6, 2010 at 4:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    its the last game for kasparov : topalov-kasparov 1-0

  • At September 6, 2010 at 6:42 AM , Anonymous Nicola Gotti said...

    Veselin Topalov- Garry Kasparov; 22ème Linares; le 10.03.2005; ouverture B30 Topalov avait gagné au départage contre Kasparov; 8/12

  • At September 6, 2010 at 10:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    21...Qxd8+, and everything gets traded into a losing endgame. Just look at White's central pawns. Black shouldn't have traded the big guns like that. Looks like 21...Qd8 could have held the draw, or earlier with 20...Qf2+. Why didn't he play it? Visualization maybe. It looks like Black is in trouble after, 21. Kh1 Rf6 22. Qa4+ Nc6 23. Nxc6 bxc6 and now 24. Qxa7+. Is it hard to see that 24...Qxa7 would defend from this? I just don't understand it.

  • At September 7, 2010 at 10:06 AM , Anonymous Rohit Kumar, New Delhi, India said...

    Hello anonymous if you look at post-match video of Kasparov - i am sure this is the topalov-kasparov match - he was under tremendous pressure because he was retiring after this. so guess...


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