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Alexey Shirov vs Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev
Sochi Juniors-B (1986), Sochi URS
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0
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Jan-26-07  PawnOfTheDead: This is an absolutely amazing finish by Shirov. The position after 33 Rf8 is incredible. Black seems to have lots of options but unfortunately for him all of them lose. It is diffiult enough working this out with the position on the board in front of you. Working it out several moves ahead in your head takes a special kind of talent.
Jun-11-18  Chess4Him: The final blow when the Queen is lost to defend. An incredible board vision to finish this game.
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  ChessHigherCat: Shirov was only 13 or 14 when he played this, too. One of the great visionaries, like Tal.

I originally put "Russian visionaries" and then remembered Tal was Latvian, so I was going to change it to "Slavic", but Baltic people aren't Slavs, either. I'll just leave it as plain "visionaries", what's the nationality matter anyway?

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