GM Karpov (2670) – GM Topalov (2769) [E36]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 dxc4 7.Qxc4 b6 8.Nf3 0–0 9.Bg5 Ba6 10.Qc2 c5 11.dxc5 bxc5 12.Rd1 Qa5+ 13.Bd2 Qb6 14.Bc3 Nbd7 15.e4 Bxf1 16.Kxf1 Qb7 17.Re1 Ne8 18.h4 Nd6 19.Rh3 Nb5 20.Rg3 f6 21.e5 f5 22.Ng5 Rfe8 23.Qe2 Nf8 24.h5 h6 25.Nh3 Nc7 26.Qc4 Nd5 27.Bd2 Kh7 28.b3 Qf7 29.Qe2 Rab8 30.Rc1 Nd7 31.a4 Rb7 32.Nf4 Nxf4 33.Bxf4 Reb8 34.Rcc3 Rb4 35.Bd2 Rh4 36.Kg1 Rbb4 37.f4 Re4 38.Qf3 Rxh5 39.Re3 Rd4 40.Rd3 Rxd3 41.Qxd3 Nb6 42.Qd6 Nd5 43.Rd3 Nb4 44.Bxb4 cxb4 45.Qxb4 Rh4 46.Rh3 Rg4 47.Qd2 a5 48.Qf2 Qc7 Black wins 0–1
This is the final position that I saw on ICC. I am not sure if it is correct or not because there is no way White should resign here. Black is better but not anything to warrant a resignation. If anyone has the complete game (?), please feel free to post it. Thanks!
I thought Karpov lost on time
I followed it almost to the end. the game had ups and downs. Topo seemed to fritter away the advantage and then get it again as the time control neared.
But 43 … Nb4? was a blunder (43… Rh4 would have kept the initiative). Karpov could have simply played 44 Qd7 and even been ahead. Instead he played 44 Bxb4? returning the favor.
From what I remember, anyway
No, I didn’t follow the game.
What is ICC? Another chess destructive machine? Soon all games will be faulty, fake and not trustable.
Anyone know any other results of the Liga de Campeones super tournament ?
From Chess Base: “The game between Karpov and Topalov was more dramatic. The Russian played well and was close to winning, but he was under sever time pressure and at move 48, in a balanced position, his clock ran out.”
Karpov lost on time. He was already well behind on the clock afther his 15th move.
He was very dissapointed, but despite of that, he analyzed he game with Veselin for quite long.
According to chessbase, karpov lost on time in a balanced position. He even had an advantage at some point.
Their game was full of errors.
Two ex champions are way out of
their good shape.
For Karpov it is understandable why
I feel sorry for Topalov thou.