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SHIELDING YOUR KING IS A FULL-TIME JOB (YDNPS)
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Event "Pivdenny Bank Cup"
Site "Odessa UKR"
Date "2007.07.06"
Round "7"
White "Gelfand,B"
Black "Shirov,A"
Result "0-1"
WhiteElo "2733"
BlackElo "2699"
EventDate "2007.07.04"
ECO "D85"

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Bd2 Qxa2 12. O-O Bg4 13. Be3 Nc6 14. d5 Na5 15. Bg5 b6 16. Bxe7 Rfe8 17. d6 Nc6 18. Bb5 Nxe7 19. h3 Bxf3 20. Qxf3 Qe6 21. Bxe8 Rxe8 22. dxe7 Rxe7 23. Rfe1 Bd4 24. Rbd1 Qe5 25. Rd3 a5 26. Qd1 Bc5 27. Re2 Re6 28. g3 Rd6 29. Kg2 Rxd3 30. Qxd3 a4 31. Rd2 a3 32. Qc4 Kg7 33. Rd7 Qf6 34. f4 Qb2+ 35. Kf3 Qf2+ 36. Kg4 h5+ 37. Kh4 g5+ 38. fxg5 Kg6 39. Qc3 f6 40. Rd5 a2 41. Rf5 Qf4+ 42. gxf4 Bf2+ 43. Qg3 Bxg3+ 44. Kxg3 a1=Q 45. Rxf6+ Kg7 46. e5 b5 47. Kh4 b4 48. Kxh5 Qd1+ 49. Kh4 b3 50. e6 b2 51. Rf7+ Kg8 52. Rb7 b1=Q 53. Rxb1 Qxb1 54. Kg4 Qe4 0-1

19 Rf1xNf6! Black d7-knight must shield the c8-king from Qxe6+
S Sjugirov vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

28 ... Re8xe3! White f2-pawn shields g2-king from Black a8-rook
Anand vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

41 ... Rf6xf3! White e2-bishop shields g2-king from c8-queen
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

56 Rc6-c4+! Black b5-pawn shields a4-king from White f3-bishop
M Gurevich vs R Ovetchkin, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

18 .. Rc3-a3!! White b2-pawn must block b-file to White b1-king
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

39 RxRg6 f7xg6 f7-pawn no longer blocks f-file to Black f8-king
Kasparov vs Bareev, 2001 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

35 Rd1xd5! Black e6-pawn must block e-file to prevent Re1xKe8
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 36 moves, 1-0

21 ... Bc5xf2! White f3-queen shields g2-king from ... Qb6-c6+
M Erdogdu vs R Almond, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 32 moves, 0-1

25 Ba4-b5! Black c6-pawn must block c-file else Re4-c4+ mates
Ljubojevic vs J Durao, 1974 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

28 Ng2xRe3? White g2-knight no longer blocks 2nd rank, g1-king
G Morrison vs Nimzowitsch, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

32 Ng3-f5!, 33 Nd4-f5! Black g6-pawn blocks g-file to g8-king
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2003 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 0-1

25 ... Nf6-e4! White f3-pawn shields f1-king from Black e6-rook
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

43 ... Rh7xh4! White f3-knight blocks f-file to White f1-king
S Atalik vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E77) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

31 Nf7-g5+! Black h6-pawn shields h7-king trapped on the h-file
Kasparov vs Leko, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

42 .. Ne4xNg3+! White g2-queen, h2-pawn must shield the h1-king
Anand vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

38 .. Rf2-f4+! White g3-pawn must block g-file of White g4-king
Teichmann vs Marshall, 1902 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

63 Rc2xc5+! Black b6-pawn must block a5-d8 diagonal to a5-king
E El Gindy vs Ponomariov, 2007 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 64 moves, 1-0

26 ... Na5-c4! White b3-pawn blocks a4-d1 diagonal to d1-king
W Winter vs Alekhine, 1936 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

24 ... h5-h4! White g3-pawn shields h2-king from Black d6-queen
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1966 
(A16) English, 61 moves, 0-1

21 d5-d6! c7xd6 Black c7-pawn no longer shields Black c8-king
Fischer vs Uhlmann, 1970  
(C15) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

39 Rh8xh6+!! Black g7-pawn shields Black g6-king from Qb8-g8+
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0

28 h4-h5! Black g6-pawn shields g8-king from swinging e5-rook
Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

36 Rh4xb4! Black c5-bishop shields a7-king along a7-g1 diagonal
I Nepomniachtchi vs Stellwagen, 2008 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 44 moves, 1-0

32 - Rf3xNf4! White g3-pawn shields g2-king on half-open g-file
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

35 - Nf5-e3! White f2-pawn shields g2-king along the 2nd rank
Tal vs Anand, 1989 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 0-1

23 - Qe2xNf3! White g2-pawn blocks g-file to stalemated g1-king
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

28 Qh5-g5 Black h6-pawn blocks h-file to Black h8-king
Radjabov vs Navara, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

21 - Nd5-e3! White f2-pawn shields g1-king from g5-bishop check
Shirov vs Karjakin, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

17 ... Ne5-g4! White f3-pawn blocks a8-h1 diagonal to h1-king
Ponomariov vs Grischuk, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 46 moves, 0-1

26 Bf3xh5! Black g6-pawn shields g8-king from swinging d3-rook
Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B33) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

35 ... e4-e3! White f1-knight shields g1-king from ... Rc2-c1+
Wade vs L'Ami, 2008 
(B20) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

30 Rd1-d6! Black d8-rook must shield e8-king from White a6-rook
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

28 ... Qh5xNh3! White g2-pawn shields h1-king from b7-bishop
J Torres Caravaca vs Alekhine, 1922 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 30 moves, 0-1

27 Rh4xh6! Black g7-pawn must shield g8-king from Qc2-g6+
Shirov vs Svidler, 2008 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

19 .. Qh5xh3+! White g2-bishop must shield h2-king from b2-rook
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

20 Qh5xBf5! Black f7-rook shield g8-king from threat of Rd5-d8#
Kramnik vs Sadvakasov, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

29 Rc4-e4! Black e6-queen shields d7-king from discovery
Tal vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

27 Bf5-g6! Black h7-pawn shields h8-king from the White h3-rook
Caruana vs A Kveinys, 2008 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 30 moves, 1-0

34 .. g6xf5?? stops f5-f6, exposes stalemated g8-king on g-file
Ivanchuk vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(C26) Vienna, 34 moves, 1-0

16 nd4-e6+! Black f7-pawn shields f8-king from White a3-rook
F Vallejo Pons vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

55 .. Rg6-g5+! White h4-pawn must block h-file of White h5-king
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B40) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

18 Bg5-f6! Black g7-king shield g8-king from swinging e3-rook
Alekhine vs Sik, 1943 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

12 ... Nf6-d5!, 19 .. Ne5xd3 White e4-,c2-pawns shield the king
Kupreichik vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1858 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

34 - Rc3-f3! White g2-pawn sheilds h1-king along a8-h1 diagonal
A Riazantsev vs Carlsen, 2005 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

30 ... Rf2-f4+! White g3-pawn, g5-bishop block lines to h4-king
E M Jackson vs Marshall, 1899 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

23 Bg5-f6!! Black g7-pawn must stop discovered attack Rc4-g4+
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

38 ... Rb4-e4+!! White f3-pawn shield e2-king from f5-bishop
J Sherwin vs Fischer, 1957 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 41 moves, 1-0

50 Nc4-e5! Black e7-rook must shield Black g7-king along rank
Aronian vs E Inarkiev, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 1-0

41 ... Qf2-f4+!!? White g3-king shields h4-king from c5-bishop
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2007 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

39 g3-g4+! Black f5-pawn shield h5-king from the White c6-rook
R Mamedov vs M Bartel, 2009 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 1-0

27 Qh4xNh5! Black g6-pawn shields g8-king from discovered check
Lagno vs N A Malmdin, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 1-0

58 Nd4-c6+! Black b7-pawn shields a7-king from f7 rook check
F Amonatov vs A Gabrielian, 2010 
(C18) French, Winawer, 67 moves, 1-0

23 - Rh8xNh5! White g4-pawn shields g1-king from e7-rook swinge
M Larrea vs B Roselli Mailhe, 2007 
(C02) French, Advance, 23 moves, 0-1

38 ... Be4xg2+! f1-bishop shields h1-king from mobile h6-queen
M Rodshtein vs W So, 2010 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

31 ... Ra2xBd2! White c3-queen shields c1-king from queen check
R Buhmann vs Shirov, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

47 .. Qe5-g3+! 0-1 forces opening of 2nd rank for 48 .. Re8-e2#
A S Moroz vs K Lerner, 2000 
(B58) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

43 ... Nd3-f4+! White g3-pawn shields h3-king along 3rd rank
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2012 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

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