|Sep-06-05|| ||Everett: Karpov near the end of his prime was still unsolvable to Shirov. After some manuevering beyond most mortals, Karpov's 25...Qf8 allows infiltration on the Q-side, down the c-file, and finally the back rank. |
29.Bb2 and 30.Bc1 are sweet. Not sure what white does here except may return his rook back to a1.
|Apr-19-06|| ||thebriarpatch: Masterful coordination of pieces by Karpov... 25...Qf8 is vintage Karpov... I've seen this game in 2 books. I'm surprised there isn't more kibitzing here...|
|Feb-12-09|| ||lefthandsketch: While I agree that this game exemplifies Karpov's virtuoso style in these advance caro positions, I have to point out that 37 Rf2 simply looks like a blunder on the part of Shirov. Obviously, but this point Shirov was already lost...but this blunder was the nail in coffin.|
|May-23-14|| ||Nerwal: Indeed there are some books highly praising Karpov's 25... ♕f8. That it is the best move doesn't seem fully clear; playing on general grounds such multi-purpose moves in complex positions can easily backfire, like 25... ♕e8 in Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990. Anyway, Shirov's play in the next few moves can certainly be improved, maybe with h5 at move 27 or 28. Instead, 25... ♖c2 is an interesting concrete possibility, although proving an advantage for black is again not easy at all.|
Spot an error? Please
submit a correction slip
and help us eliminate database mistakes!
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply.
Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous,
and 100% free--plus, it
entitles you to features otherwise unavailable.
Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should
Please observe our posting guidelines:
- No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
- No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
- No personal attacks against other members.
- Nothing in violation of United States law.
- No posting personal information of members.
See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.
NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page.
This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or
this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.|
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)
your profile |
Premium Membership |
Kibitzer's Café |
Biographer's Bistro |
new kibitzing |
Tournament Index |
Player Directory |
World Chess Championships |
Opening Explorer |
Guess the Move |
Game Collections |
ChessBookie Game |
Chessgames Challenge |
privacy notice |
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC