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Alexey Shirov vs Anatoly Karpov
Dos Hermanas 7th (1995), Dos Hermanas ESP, rd 6, Apr-29
Center Game: Berger Variation (C22)  ·  0-1
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Dec-10-03  Whitehat1963: Why is this over already?
Dec-10-03  Andy White: could be a speed game?
Dec-11-03  Whitehat1963: Maybe white gave up because he's down two pawns and about to be down another.
Dec-11-03
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  crafty: 24. ♗c3 ♘xc3 25. ♕xc3 exf4 26. ♖he1 ♘e4   (eval -2.73; depth 12 ply; 250M nodes)
Dec-11-03  Whitehat1963: Crafty: What's the evaluation after the much simpler 24. Bc3, Nxc5? I suspect that's what Shirov didn't like. He's already down a pawn, now he'll be down two. (Not three as I said earlier.)
Sep-06-05  Everett: White will be down two pawns with no play. Aagaard gives 14...Bxh3 high marks, as the series of exchanges leaves black with better minors and pawn structure.
Dec-29-10  WhiteRook48: two pawns for nothing is a winning advantage on the level of Karpov/Shirov.
Feb-18-12  King Death: < Everett: ...Aagaard gives 14...Bxh3 high marks, as the series of exchanges leaves black with better minors and pawn structure. >

But if Shirov had played 15.gh instead this looks unclear because White's threatening to play f4 and has attacking chances down the g file after 15...Nf6 16.f4 Ned7 17.Bf3.

Oct-07-13  Everett: <But if Shirov had played 15.gh instead this looks unclear because White's threatening to play f4 and has attacking chances down the g file after 15...Nf6 16.f4 Ned7 17.Bf3.>

<15.gxh3 Qxh4> looks solid enough. Shirov will get some play, but f4 is delayed. This is likely better than in the game, but Karpov has at least equalized.

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