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Judit Polgar vs Alexey Shirov
Tilburg Fontys (1997), Tilburg NED, rd 9, Oct-07
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78)  ·  1-0


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Dec-29-02  ughaibu: Yet another slaughter of Shirov.
May-27-05  Plastic Man: What was wrong with 21...Nxd6?
Aug-14-06  atragon: <<What was wrong with 21...Nxd6?

I think Nd5 and then Qxc5 and black is very worst.

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  plang: Watson suggested 18 e6..Bxe6 19 f5..Bc8
20 Rd1 which looks very promising. 18..Nxc3 would have led to approximate equality. Shirovs attempt to complicate with 18..Ne7? led to immediate trouble. After 20..Qxd6 21 Ne4..Qg6 Shirov would have had some drawing chances but his 21..Qxd6? apparently underestimated (or missed) 21 Rc7 after which he was lost. Polgar felt that after 22..Bf5 23 Bf4..Be6 24 Ne4 that Shirov could have prolonged the game longer.
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