Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

There are 2 clues unsolved right now on the Holiday Contest Clues Page!   [Official Contest Rules]
(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Garry Kasparov vs Alexey Shirov
Credit Suisse Masters (1994), Horgen SUI, rd 9, Sep-13
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1-0


Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 33 times; par: 49 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 31 more Kasparov/Shirov games
sac: 17.Rxb7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you find a mistake in the database, use the correction form. There is a link at the bottom that reads "Spot an error? Please suggest your correction..." Avoid posting corrections in the kibitzing area.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Mar-05-14  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...

Mar-06-14  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.

Mar-06-14  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?

Mar-07-14  LIFE Master AJ: I am busy ... working on a web page on this game ... it should be finished in a few days.
Mar-07-14  LIFE Master AJ:

My video on this game.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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?"

Mar-09-14  LIFE Master AJ: Sally - you sound like a copy of me.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi AJ.

A carbonn copy?

Has this ever happened to you?

Mar-10-14  LIFE Master AJ:

My (new) web page on this game.

My video on this game.

Mar-10-14  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.

Mar-11-14  LIFE Master AJ: Anyone look at my web page?
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Mar-11-14  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.)

Mar-15-14  LIFE Master AJ:

My new web page on this game ...

Mar-15-14  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.

Mar-15-14  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.#
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
May-20-15  SpiritedReposte: I think Life Master such and such is a dangerous person. I shudder to think of how he interacts with people.

I can't even focus on the game with his 1000 postings about his web page, how great he is, how bad he has it, and how dumb everyone else is. <tranquilsimplicity> hit the nail on the head there lol.

Nov-13-16  victor antoni: terrible tactica de kasparov.. es un genio. es demasiado guerrero para este tiempo.. que terrible sangre fria la de kasparov!!..
Mar-08-17  clement41: If I were to sum this game up in one sentence: LIGHT SQUARE STRATEGY!
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 4)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 4 OF 4 ·  Later Kibitzing>
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 login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle 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.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Sicilian : Lasker Pelikan Variation
by ISeth
Starting Out: 1e4! by Neil McDonald, Game 26, page 100
from Neil McDonald Book: 1e4 Starting Out by Patca63
No. 79
from 100 Best Games of the 20th Century by LPeristy
Szvesnyikov, Kasparov
from elixab's favorite games by elixab
11...Bb7 12.Nc2 Nb8 13.a4 bxa4 14.Rxa4 Nd7 15.Rb4
from Sicilian Sveshnikov 9.Nd5 by KingG
Game 601
from # Chess Informant Best Games 601-700 by Qindarka
20 Weak Colour Complex (Positional Play)
from John Nunn - Understanding Chess Move by Move by RookHook
Game 35
from Art of Planning (McDonald) by howardb86
20. Weak Colour Complex (Positional Play)
from Understanding Chess: Move By Move - John Nunn by vantheanh
games tonsillolith studies
by tonsillolith
Garry Kasparov's Best Games
by mangala
Art of War's favorite games 3
by Art of War
from Chess Informant Best Game of Each Volume 1-64 by Sui Generis
# 79.) Garry sacks an exchange, but was it sound? ***
from "The 100 Best Games," (of the 20th Century). by LIFE Master AJ
Fantastic quality sac for better position over the long run!
from MJCB likes those games by MJCB
Game #42
from The most beautiful games in chess 3 by keywiz84
Lasker-Pelican. Sveshnikov Variation Novosibirsk Variation
from MKD's Sicilian Defense White by MKD
from Favorite by chris0804
Lasker-Pelican. Sveshnikov Variation Novosibirsk Variation
from MKD's Sicilian Defense White Compiled by MKD by fredthebear
Game 130
from Amazing Chess Moves (Emms) by Qindarka
plus 98 more collections (not shown)

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC