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Alexey Shirov vs John Nunn
Amsterdam (1995), Amsterdam NED, rd 5, Aug-17
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98)  ·  0-1


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  KingG: I'm not sure what the decisive mistake is in this game, but 15.cxd6 Nxd6 16.Nb5 seems like a better continuation than the one in the game, as in P H Nielsen vs B Kantsler, 2001.

I'm not sure if the knight sacrifice was necessary or not, can anyone give a winning line after 21.gxf4 ?

Jan-01-06  johnwgoes: Is there a reason i can't see this game? I tried accessing it this morning at home, at work, and just now and am not able to see any moves. I think I've seen this game in the past. It's the subject of the next Playchess lecture.
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  Benzol: <johnwgoes> In viewing the PGN Black's 33rd move is Ne5+. Actually both knights cover this square although legally only one knight can move there. Maybe this is the trouble?
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  KingG: <johnwgoes> I can't see the moves in <MyChess> either. You need to change the Java Viewer to <Sjkbase>.
Jan-02-06  johnwgoes: Thanks, <KingG>. I've never had that problem before.
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  Joshka: First time that I've encountered this problem with <MyChess> as well. But the <Sjkbase> viewer does work as well for me.
Premium Chessgames Member <In viewing the PGN Black's 33rd move is Ne5+.> That's exactly the problem. I changed it to Nce5+ and now it works. Thanks.
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  Jim Bartle: Shirov shows an interesting approach to protecting his king: charge it straight into the heart of black's position. Of course maybe he didn't have any choice.
May-13-06  grand axel: its agood game by jn
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