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

Alexey Shirov vs Nigel Short
Olympiad (1996), Yerevan ARM, rd 7, Sep-23
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 17 more Shirov/Short games
sac: 15.Rxf6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If we are missing an important game, you can submit it (in PGN format) at our PGN Upload Utility.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-11-04  Whitehat1963: I'm surprised this game never gained any attention. Shirov gives up two exchanges for the initiative, has to settle for a queen vs. two rooks end game, but ultimately pulls it out. Interesting and hard fought to the end.
Mar-11-04  MoonlitKnight: Short should probably have played something like 56...Rd7, since he has now response to 58.b4! 60...Kf8 61.Qxe5 Rd8 62.Qh8+ Ke7 63.g7 wraps it up if I'm not mistaken.
Apr-08-04  Jim Bartle: 40. g6?? Shirov: "Probably should have given this 3 question marks." Says gxf6 would have won easily.
Apr-08-04  Jim Bartle: Shirov's book gives the final move as 60. Kxe5
Oct-28-04  Mabroom: The Game is over for black 60...kf8 61.QXe5 Rd8 62.g7+ kg8 63Qe6+ Rf7 63.Qg6 Rd6 64.QxR RXg7 65 Qd6+ Kf7 66.Qd7+ AND the Two Rooks fall + a mate in few moves when Whie play d6

The game shows the great talent of shirov in end games as well as his attacking powers .

Aug-16-12  Jim Bartle: "Fire on Board" has moves 32 and 33 reversed (both colors) from the game score here.
Aug-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Has Short ever mentioned a refutation to this? Somehow, he has to keep the Queenside closed off, to reduce the scope of White's Queen.
Aug-16-12  Jim Bartle: Shirov sees 28. Kh8 as the big blunder, that Rh8 would have left white with no way to win.
Aug-16-12  rapidcitychess: I'm no expert, but it does seem after 28.Rh8, despite white not having a clear win, he does have a good advantage. Perhaps something along the lines of 29.g5?

(I do apologize if my suggestions are nonsense!)

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is 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, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

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, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Cultus' favorite games
by Cultus
C00 French: King's Indian Attack [White]
by chess.master
15. Rxf6!?
from The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide by QueensideCastler
15. Rxf6!?
from The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide by Jaredfchess
Game 80
from Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov by suenteus po 147
Anti-French (e4.e6)
from A A King's Indian Attack [White] by chess.master
Game 80
from Fire on Board 1 (Shirov) by Qindarka
Fear - Practical Endgame Play
from 04_Q:RR by whiteshark
Black wall demolished: Qf6-f3-d3-a4!
from 1996 Chess Olympiad by chessmoron
Fire on Board by Alexei Shirov
by LionHeart40
Game 80
from Fire on Board 1 (Shirov) by isfsam


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 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC