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The Greatest Chess Game ever played

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MatoJelic Master games Pirc defence Kasparov, garry Topalov, veselin 1999 Wijk aan zee Immortal game

The Greatest Chess Game ever played: Garry Kasparov (2812) - Veselin Topalov (2700) [B07]
Hoogovens A Tournament Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 1999
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be3 [4.f4 The most popular move and 4.Nf3 is second most popular move] 4...Bg7 5.Qd2 c6 6.f3 b5 7.Nge2 Nbd7 8.Bh6 Bxh6 9.Qxh6 Bb7 10.a3 e5 11.0--0--0 Qe7 12.Kb1 a6 13.Nc1 0--0--0 14.Nb3 exd4 15.Rxd4 c5 16.Rd1 Nb6 17.g3 Kb8 18.Na5 Ba8 19.Bh3 d5 20.Qf4+ Ka7 21.Rhe1 d4 22.Nd5 Nbxd5 23.exd5 Qd6 24.Rxd4! [24.Qxd6³] 24...cxd4 25.Re7+ Kb6 [25...Qxe7 26.Qxd4+ Kb8 27.Qb6+ Bb7 28.Nc6+ Ka8 29.Qa7#] 26.Qxd4+ Kxa5 [26...Qc5 27.Qxf6+] 27.b4+ Ka4 28.Qc3 Qxd5 29.Ra7 Bb7 30.Rxb7 Qc4 31.Qxf6 Kxa3 32.Qxa6+ Kxb4 33.c3+ Kxc3 [33...Qxc3 34.Qxb5+; 33...Qxc3 34.Qxb5+] 34.Qa1+ Kd2 35.Qb2+ Kd1 36.Bf1™ [36.Re7 Qd3+ 37.Ka1 Ra8+] 36...Rd2™ 37.Rd7 Rxd7 38.Bxc4 bxc4 39.Qxh8+- Rd3 40.Qa8 c3 41.Qa4+ Ke1 42.f4 f5 43.Kc1 Rd2 44.Qa7 Black resigned 44...Rxh2 45.Qg1+ 1--0

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