V. Topalov (2757) - A. Morozevich (2741) [D08]
Amber Rapid/Monte Carlo MNC (7) 2005
The best move.
The best way to defend g2 without immediately surrendering the initiative to Black.
Counter-attack or die!
Black wants to remove the Queens and trap the Bishop at a7--a deep conception for blitz!
Black's in no hurry to pick up the Bishop.
The Bishop must stay on the a2-f7 diagonal to combat Be4, and thanks to some tactics it can withadvantage!
Even better is 29... Bd4!
Stopping Nf4 and Be4.
and White never had time for Be4! Now he is lost.
The trapped Bishop has sold himself for a pawn, but Black remains up a dangerous outside passer, with the two Bishops and a likely second pawn on the way. White's position is hopeless.
An amazingly good fighting game from both players!
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