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Garry Kasparov vs Alexey Shirov
Horgen SWZ (1994)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1-0
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  john barleycorn: < LIFE Master AJ: I once did 10 in Mobile, won all of them. >

no comment!!!

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  LIFE Master AJ: 26.Qb1! is a BIG improvement over the course of the actual game ...
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  LIFE Master AJ: ALL the engines (that I tested) find 26.Qb1! in this game
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  john barleycorn: Mar-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member by courtesy of John Barleycorn LIFE Master AJ: ALL the engines (that I tested) find 26.Qb1! in this game>

Great news!!! Thank you for...

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  LIFE Master AJ: When I said that "I couldn't do that," I was referring to Shirov being able to do EXTENSIVE analysis of one of his games ... BLINDFOLD.

JFB is quoting me out of context and trying to create a false impression, stupid gaffo.

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  john barleycorn: <LIFE Master AJ: When I said that "I couldn't do that," I was referring to Shirov being able to do EXTENSIVE analysis of one of his games ... BLINDFOLD. >

and Shirov did it without Fritz13 and other engines, I guess. What does Shirov have what you are lacking?

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  LIFE Master AJ: I am busy ... working on a web page on this game ... it should be finished in a few days.
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  LIFE Master AJ:

My video on this game.

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  perfidious: <LIFE Master AJ: I once did 10 in Mobile, won all of them>

How curious that this claim only surfaces after my post; one-upmanship is alive and well.

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  Sally Simpson: I saw my mate Keith Ruxton do 6 blindfolds game on the spot with no preparation when someone said it could not be done.

It took a few minutes to set it up, his opponents were graded between 1400-1600. He wiped them out in under 2 hours.

I relayed the moves to him and once I accidently gave him an illegal move. Right away he corrected me.

My party piece was tossing a book of opening traps at you. You tell me the number and I showed you the trap. I used to score 100% on this.

Does that count as being clever or does it tell you what a wasted life I've had.?

Talking of Shirov leaving the first draft of his book in a taxi reminds of the time I was invited to Dundee to give a lecture.

I got there only to discover I had left my demo board in an Edinburgh cafe. Yes I actually sat on a train all the way to Dundee without it and never realised till I got there.

Other things (these are just the tip of iceberg)

I, as team captain, took 5 lads to an away game only to discover it a home game. (we lost 6 -0 default) and once I turned one week too early for a chess tournament in Glasgow. "Where is everybody?"

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  LIFE Master AJ: Sally - you sound like a copy of me.
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  offramp: <john barleycorn: Mar-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member by courtesy of John Barleycorn LIFE Master AJ: ALL the engines (that I tested) find 26.Qb1! in this game>
Great news!!!...>

I agree! That is indeed fantastic news!

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  Sally Simpson: Hi AJ.

A carbonn copy?

Has this ever happened to you?

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  LIFE Master AJ:

My (new) web page on this game.

My video on this game.

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  LIFE Master AJ: <Sally> My advice? Stay off of trains!

I have done a lot of crazy, stupid things, I never got on a wrong train ... you got me beat, there.

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  LIFE Master AJ: Anyone look at my web page?
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  offramp: <LIFE Master AJ: ALL the engines (that I tested) find 26.Qb1! in this game> Such good news. Thanks once again. No need to see web page!
Mar-11-14  capafischer1: Shirov has played 5 or 6 games in bundesliga this year and I can not find the games here. He is top 30 in the world again with a 2720 live rating at the ripe age og 41.
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  LIFE Master AJ: Shirov has been one of my favorite players since he was a junior.

I saw one of his games in a magazine, and I knew he was both talented and also an excellent tactician. (And I was hooked.)

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  LIFE Master AJ:

My new web page on this game ...

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  LIFE Master AJ: A note of explanation ... I was working on my game collection ...

Game Collection: "The 100 Best Games," (of the 20th Century). ... a few weeks ago. I entered this game ...
(GM Garry Kasparov vs. GM Alexei Shirov, Horgen / 1994.)

It was so fascinating that I went over it (here) 2-3 times. Then - I pulled it up in ChessBase - and looked at it some more. Anyway, this was how I got re-interested in this great game. I finally got off my duff and did my web page on this game. (I started on this project several times in the past, but never finished it.)

The link for my web page is in my previous post.

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  LIFE Master AJ: <offramp> Really!?!? Sometimes your behavior is excellent, other times, it borders on the worst possible kind of stuff...

Do you have a split personality? Are you bi-polar?

Apr-05-14  tranquilsimplicity: It often strikes me that those whose behavioural traits are unwholesome with such shortcomings as one-upmanship, self promotion and labelling others often harbour the defects they accuse others of possessing.#
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  perfidious: <Sally Simpson> In honour of that droll tale: Jethro Tull, 'Cheap Day Return'.

The verse which has always killed me is 'She made your tea, asked for your autograph--what a laugh'.

Sep-25-14  birthtimes: 23...Bh6 subjected this bishop to the status of a relative non-existent worker, as Lasker would say. 23...Bd8 looks like a better place to do some useful work as it covers the b6 square. Rudolf Spielmann also mentions this principle--as well as the importance of a created passed pawn in an exchange sacrifice--in his never-quoted classic, "The Art of Sacrifice in Chess", in his chapter entitled, "The Exchange Sacrifice." Do yourself a favor and obtain a copy.
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