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Kamran G Shirazi vs John A Peters
USA-ch / Zonal (1984), Berkeley, CA USA, rd 15, Jul-??
Sicilian Defense: Wing Gambit. Marshall Variation (B20)  ·  0-1
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Apr-17-08  wrap99: I think Shirazi had a fairly bad result at the 1984 championship.

I was there, too. I remember it was played in the student union or something and there were musicians outside who had to be quieted. So in Shirazi's defense, this event was not played under anything like ideal conditions.

Apr-13-09  Dredge Rivers: What do you expect? The Sicilian Wing Gambit is garbage!
Apr-13-09  Riverbeast: This game was played when Shirazi was on serious 'tilt'...Of the 17 games he played in the US Championship, he only drew one and lost the rest
Apr-13-09  Dredge Rivers: Why was Shirazi in the US championship? Wasn't he an Iranian?
Apr-13-09  AnalyzeThis: Whatever he was, Jackie Peters didn't mind.
Apr-13-09  Riverbeast: <Wasn't he an Iranian?>

Naturalized American, I'm assuming...He played in several US Championships.

It's a bit unfair to judge him just from his poor performances in the US Championships, because he had some decent results after 1984, including a plus score in the US Championship a few years later.....

But after he went 1-14 in the 1992 US Championships, a rather unkind joke was going around the Manhattan Chess Club..."Shirazi wanted to prove that his 1984 performance wasn't a fluke!"

May-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: This game as well as any demonstrates the power of the Sicilian. White seems psychologically beaten from the start.

<AnalyzeThis> Strong master from Boston. Vas Rajlich studied chess with him while learning about computers at MIT.

Dec-17-11  King Death: I witnessed this fiasco, and it was played in 1984, like others have said, not 1986.
Apr-30-12  gredow: this game reminded me of a miniature I watched on playchess.com Is there any escape for black? Here is the game: 1. e4 b6 2. 2. d3 e6
3. Nf3 h6
4. Be2 Be7
5. O-O Bb7
6. Nc3 Nf6
7. h3 O-O
8. Re1 d6
9. Nd4 e5
10. Nf5 Re8
11. Bxh6 gxh6
12. Nxh6+ Kf8
13. Bh5 Nxh5
14. Qxh5 Kg7
15. Nf5+ Kg8
16. Qg4+ Bg5
17. Nh6+ Kg7
18. Nf5+ Kf8
19. h4 f6
20. Qh5 Kg8
21. hxg5 fxg5
22. Qg6+
May-01-12  DanielBryant: <Riverbeast> Why didn't he just withdraw?
Feb-10-14  yureesystem: lol Fellow kibitzers, you have no idea how funny this is. Shirazi could be a rook down and beat most strong masters and sometime a IM. But to lose this way, he was completely asleep. Zzzzz. It is important for chess player to drink his coffee in the morning, otherwise, BLUNDER big time.
Feb-11-14  Granny O Doul: A witness to the game told me Shirazi did not actually resign till some moves later. Shirazi himself told me that he did not overlook ...Qe5+ but some other move a moves down the line. I guess it felt rude to me to ask just what.
Feb-11-14
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  Phony Benoni: <Granny O'Doul> Well, after <6.Ne2 Qxa1 7.Nec3>:


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Black's queen is trapped, and if White had time for Ba3-Qc1-Bb2 he would be OK. But Black can surely break that up without too much trouble.

Feb-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Cheapo by the Dozen: <Phony Benoni>,

I think just 7 ... a5 suffices to break out. In particular, 8 Ba3 ab.

Mar-18-14  Poisonpawns: Obviously;Black has developed his Queen too early and white didn`t want to entertain such rubbish.
Mar-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <King Death: I witnessed this fiasco....>

Lucky you.

Mar-26-14  LIFE Master AJ: One of the shortest <real> master games ever ... to think it happened in a U.S. Championship is almost too bizarre.
Mar-26-14  LIFE Master AJ: J L Watson vs K Shirazi, 1979

Shirazi beating Watson.

Before his health problems, many masters thought John Watson was probably close to/over GM strength.

Jan-31-15  Howard: The reason Shirazi was in the 1984 U.S.
championship was because he was seeded, due to his winning the Church's Fried Chicken competition the year before.
Apr-11-15  Howard: THIS game was the shortest decisive one in a U.S. championship, rather than the one yesterday in the U.S. championship between So and Akobian.
Dec-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Moose Malloy: When Roman Dzhindihashvilli saw this and watched the players sign the scoresheets and rise from the board, he cracked "Now they are going to analyze the game!"
Dec-29-15  Granny O Doul: Though Shirazi did twice flirt with an oh-for-US Championship performance, note that he finished at +1 in the 1986 edition.
Dec-29-15
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: In response to some earlier comments, I witnessed the game and the score is correct; Shirazi did resign after 5...Qe5. Shirazi was an amazing player to watch in the Eighties because he was a legitimate IM-level talent who wrested victories in some of the most incomprehensibly wild games ever played, but who could also play games like this.
May-11-17
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  ChessHigherCat: <An Englishman: Shirazi was an amazing player to watch in the Eighties because he was a legitimate IM-level talent who wrested victories in some of the most incomprehensibly wild games ever played, but who could also play games like this.>

Exactly, he was one of the most amazing blitz players I've ever seen, too, but I think part of the problem is that he used to stay up all night playing backgammon in that period.

May-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: The two times I met Shirazi at the board featured a Vienna Gambit and an offbeat line in a Symmetrical English.

He was a most interesting player, if of uneven form--wish I had caught him when he was not quite on par. (laughs)

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