Deep opening preparation

Main Slav [D16] by GrandMaster Ruslan Scherbakov

In the game Topalov-Gashimov, Vugar Gashimov demonstrated deep opening preparation - he agreed to play a queen ending a pawn down straight from the opening:

Position after 20 Rxb7

and obtained half a point without any serious problems and almost without spending any time on the clock! Such an approach may look somewhat cynical but it brought the desired result.

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