Double Punch

The excitement of blitz chess has a flavor none of us can deny getting addicted to. Smashing games continue at the World Rapid Chess Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan where Magnus Carlsen leads. Veselin Topalov and Sergey Karjakin are in second place. For a full report check Chess Blog. Here is a double-sac game by Topalov against Teimour Radjabov in Round 7.


Topalov, Veselin – Radjabov, Teimour

Result: 1-0
Site: Astana
Date: 2012.07.07
[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 g6 3.¤c3 ¥g7 4.e4 d6 5.¤f3 O-O 6.¥e2 e5 7.O-O exd4 8.¤xd4 ¦e8 9.f3 c6 10.¢h1 ¤h5 11.g4 ¤f6 12.¥f4 h5 13.g5 ¤h7 14.£d2 £e7 15.¦ad1 ¤d7 16.¦g1 ¤e5 17.¤c2 ¥e6 18.¤e3 ¦ad8 19.£e1 a6 20.£g3 ¥c8 21.h4 b5 22.cxb5 axb5 23.a3 ¤f8 24.£h2 ¤e6 25.¥g3 ¤c5 26.£g2 ¥e6 27.b4 ¤b3 28.¥e1 £a7 29.¤c2 ¤c4 30.f4 ¤xa3 31.¤xa3 £xa3 32.f5 ¥c4 33.¥xh5 gxh5 34.f6 ¥h8 35.g6 ¥xf6 36.¤d5 ¥xd5 37.exd5 £b2 38.gxf7+ ¢f8 39.£g8+ ¢e7 40.f8=£+