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Candidates Match: Shirov - Adams Match

Alexey Shirov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Michael Adams3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[view games]

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Adams vs Shirov ½-½50 2007 Candidates Match: Shirov - AdamsC05 French, Tarrasch
2. Shirov vs Adams ½-½54 2007 Candidates Match: Shirov - AdamsC78 Ruy Lopez
3. Adams vs Shirov ½-½26 2007 Candidates Match: Shirov - AdamsC78 Ruy Lopez
4. Shirov vs Adams 0-140 2007 Candidates Match: Shirov - AdamsE17 Queen's Indian
5. Adams vs Shirov  ½-½38 2007 Candidates Match: Shirov - AdamsC77 Ruy Lopez
6. Shirov vs Adams 1-049 2007 Candidates Match: Shirov - AdamsC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
7. Shirov vs Adams 1-048 2007 Candidates Match: Shirov - AdamsC87 Ruy Lopez
8. Adams vs Shirov 0-151 2007 Candidates Match: Shirov - AdamsC53 Giuoco Piano
9. Shirov vs Adams ½-½75 2007 Candidates Match: Shirov - AdamsC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Jun-03-07  mack: I hate this bloody game.
Jun-03-07  talisman: finally found this thing (out of town) draw...anybody know the rapid score?
Jun-03-07  percyblakeney: If one doesn't count the knockout tournaments, Shirov has an impressive match history, these are all the previous ones before his winning this one (according to Chessmetrics):

-Renet 5.5-0.5
-Agdestein 3-1
-Piket 5.5-2.5
-Kramnik 5.5-3.5
-Hracek 5-1
-Polgar 5.5-0.5

Jun-03-07  sakii: Though a knockout tournament, but final in FIDE delhi-Iran was a match and Anand beat Shirov 3.5 - 5.
Jun-03-07  Ashram64: shirov is moving on, won 2/3 tiebreaker games
Jun-03-07  percyblakeney: <Though a knockout tournament, but final in FIDE delhi-Iran was a match and Anand beat Shirov 3.5 - 5>

Yep, he did reach the final there, though. Shirov lost to Anand also in the Pono knockout, but in all he's done well in matches.

Jun-03-07
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  chancho: So Mickey self combusted again? Poor Guy.
Jun-03-07  Mameluk: Those matches with Hracek and Polgar were played as a preparation for a match with Kasparov, pity. Anyway the greatest match player of this generation must be Kamsky.
Jun-03-07
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  acirce: Wasn't the Polgár match the generous "compensation" he got for being robbed of the WCh match?
Jun-03-07  DCP23: <Mameluk>: <Anyway the greatest match player of this generation must be Kamsky.>

Now watch him being utterly destroyed by Gelfand.

Jun-03-07  Bent Bexley: <DCP23 Now watch him being utterly destroyed by Gelfand.>

Don't hold your breath on that one.

I think Adams is done competing for the world championship. I'd be surprised if we ever see him playing in a candidates match or a Mexico City type event again.

Jun-03-07  Mameluk: <acirce> You´re right, at that time Kasparov already ´challenged´ Anand.
Jun-03-07  veigaman: Shirov is in shape, good for chess
Jun-03-07  notyetagm: <Mameluk: Those matches with Hracek and Polgar were played as a preparation for a match with Kasparov, pity. Anyway the greatest match player of this generation must be Kamsky.>

I've only said exactly that about a thousand times. Kamsky is stupendous in matches.

Jun-03-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: All the rapid games were quite interesting, no matter who you were rooting for (I was indifferent; I like 'em both). Check the first two out!
Jun-03-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  suenteus po 147: It's a shame Adams won't be going on, and it's terrible to think his performance here is indicative of a new phase his chess play is going through. However, I'm excited that Shirov will be moving on. He has to prove himself next match. As good as he is, I can see him losing to Aronian without winning a single game, and that would be awful. But who knows? Shirov may surprise us all yet :)
Jun-03-07  DCP23: <Bent Bexley: <DCP23 Now watch him being utterly destroyed by Gelfand.> Don't hold your breath on that one.>

Would you please proceed here and back your position with your chess$?

Candidates Matches: Gelfand vs Kamsky

I have a maximum bet on Gelfand and need more Kamsky supporters to maximize my winnings ;)

Jun-03-07  sheaf: <notyetgm> kamsky has lost two matches, rather convincingly, in his prime one to anand and another to karpov and so did kramnik. So I dont think kamsky is a better match player than kramnik. In fact anand was winning their first match as well before he colapsed when he had a 2 points lead, susequently match went into tie breaks and anand lost some games inexplicably.
Jun-03-07  thewolf: The truth is that Shirov deserved to win.Perhaps Adams playing the Mtel was a bad idea after all as he didn`t play up to his usual standard. Have to feel sorry for Adams though he`s had a horrible 2007.
Jun-03-07  Bent Bexley: <DCP23> I objected to your use of the verb "destroy." Gelfand may very well win but I don't think it will be a mismatch like the Leko-Gurevich match, which you seemed to imply.

I'm not sure what my bet will be on Gelfand-Kamsky just yet. ;-)

Jun-03-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: Although he was technically the higher seed (8 vs. 9 – based on first quarter of 2006 ratings), Shirov (2699) is currently somewhat lower-rated [perhaps more aptly: “less-highly-rated”] than Adams (2734), and I am a bit surprised that he was the eventual winner. I guess the old warrior is still a more redoubtable competitor than I had realized.

It is interesting that three of those who have advanced to the second round (Shirov, Kamsky and Gelfand) have defeated Kramnik in match play, albeit some of those instances occurred in the “salad days” of the latter’s youth.

Jun-03-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: Aronian has scored 1.5/2 against Shirov since the beginning of 2006 (according to games in the CG.com database), in both of which games Shirov had White:

Shirov vs Aronian, 2006

Shirov vs Aronian, 2007

Aronian's win at the Tal Memorial (2006) featured a problem-like endgame in which the following position arose with Black to play (after 48. Kg6-g7):


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Jun-06-07  Magician of Riga: Its unfortunate only one of these guys can move on. I would have loved to see both Shirov and Aronian in Mexico.
Jun-18-07  iccsumant: Can you all please tell me what are they going to do in Mexico?
Jun-18-07  Karpova: <iccsumant: Can you all please tell me what are they going to do in Mexico?> ?

Play a double round-robin classical tournament for the worldchampionship title. The winner will either have to play Kramnik or if Kramnik wins he has to play Topalov (well,I'm not sure about the Topalov thing). The players are Kramnik, Anand, Svidler, Morozevich, Aronian, Leko, Gelfand and Grischuk.

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