(1) Topalov,V (2735) - Adams,M (2720) [C88]
GMA Wijk aan Zee NED (1), 10.01.2004



1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.a4 Bb7 9.d3 d6 10.Nbd2 Qd7 11.c3
[ 11.Nf1 Nd8 12.axb5 axb5 13.Rxa8 Bxa8 14.Ng3 Ne6 15.c3 c5 16.d4 exd4 17.cxd4 d5 18.e5 Ne4 19.dxc5 N4xc5 20.Ba2 d4 21.Nf5 d3 22.b4 Na6 23.Re3 Rd8 24.Bxe6 fxe6 25.Nxe7+ Qxe7 26.Rxd3 Rxd3 27.Qxd3 Nxb4 28.Qxb5 1/2-1/2 Svidler,P-Adams,M/Moscow 2001/CBM 86 (28)]

11...Rfe8 12.Nf1 h6 13.Ng3
[ 13.Ne3 Nd8 14.Nf5 Bf8 15.N3h4 Kh8 16.axb5 axb5 17.Rxa8 Bxa8 18.Qf3 Ng8 19.Ne3 Ne6 20.Nhf5 Nc5 21.Bc2 g6 22.Nh4 Bg7 23.Nd5 Rf8 24.Be3 c6 25.Nb4 Na4 26.Bxa4 bxa4 27.d4 Qe7 28.g3 Nf6 29.dxe5 dxe5 30.Nd3 Qb7 31.Bxh6 Bxh6 32.Qxf6+ Bg7 33.Qd6 Qb5 34.Re3 c5 35.Nxe5 Qxb2 36.Nhxg6+ fxg6 37.Nxg6+ Kg8 38.Nxf8 Qb1+ 39.Kg2 Bxe4+ 40.f3 Qa2+ 41.Kh3 Bxf8 42.Qf6 Bh7 43.Qg5+ Kf7 44.Qf4+ Kg7 45.Re8 Qf7 46.Qg4+ Bg6 47.Ra8 Kh7 48.Qxa4 Qxf3 49.Ra7+ Bg7 50.Qh4+ Kg8 51.Qd8+ Kh7 52.Qh4+ Kg8 53.Qd8+ Kh7 1/2-1/2 Zhang Zhong-Hebden,M/Hastings 2002/CBM 87 (53)]

13...Na5 14.Bc2 c5 15.d4 Bf8 16.d5 c4 17.Be3
Bb6 isn't very subtle.

17...Qc7 18.Nd2 Bc8 19.h3 Bd7 20.Qf3 Be7 21.Ra2 Reb8
Well timed. Black's threat of ..b4 forces White to liquidate.

22.axb5 axb5 23.Rea1 Qd8 24.Nf5 Bxf5 25.exf5 Nb7 26.Ba7
Not an unusual maneuver in the Lopez. It allows White to maintain latent pressure on the a-file.

26...Rc8 27.Ne4 Nxe4
[ 27...Nxd5?? 28.f6! Bf8 29.fxg7 Bxg7 30.Ng3 ]

28.Bxe4 Nc5 29.Bxc5 Rxa2 30.Rxa2 Rxc5 31.Qd1 Rc8 32.Qa1 h5 33.Bf3 h4 34.Ra7 Rc7 35.Bh5 Rxa7 36.Qxa7 Qe8 37.Qc7 Bf8 38.Kf1 Qe7 39.Qxe7 1/2-1/2