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Alexey Shirov vs Alexander Onischuk
FIDE World Ch (2000) (rapid), New Delhi IND, rd 2, Dec-02
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0


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  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 0-0 8. h3 Bb7 9. d3 d6 10. a3 <This h3/d3/a3 Anti-Marshall system is very popular Opening Explorer > Qd7 11. Nc3 <Note Nc3 instead of Nbd2> Rae8 <11 ... Nd8 12. d4 ed 13. Nxd4 Re8 Anand vs Shirov, 2004 > 12. Be3 Bd8 13. Ne2 d5 <13 ... Ne7 14. Ng3 c5 15. a4 Qc7 Shirov vs G Milos, 1999 > 14. Ng3 d4 15. Bd2 Kh8 16. c4 Ng8 <16 ... dc 17. Bxc3 is good for White> 17. Rc1 <[last book move]<>> g6 18. cxb5 axb5 19. Rc5 f6 <19 ... Ba6 defends the Pb5> <[19 .. b4!? ]<>> 20. Rxb5 Ba6 21. Rd5 <Hitting the Queen to protect the Pd3> Qc8 22. Qc2 Nce7 23. Rc5 c6 24. Ba5 <White trades dsb so the Rook won't get trapped> Bxa5 25. Rxa5 Qb7 26. Bxg8 <A surprising strategic decision, yet removing a key Kingside defender and then consolidating the Queenside> Rxg8 27. b4 Ra8 28. Qb3 Qd7 29. a4 Rgb8 30. Rc5 Rb7 31. Rec1 Rab8? <[31 ... Qd6 ]<>> 32. Ra5 Rb6 33. Qf7 Qd6 34. Rxe5! <[no punctuation]<>> Ng8 <34 ... fxe5 35. Ng5 mates> 35. Re6 Qxb4 36. Rexc6 Rxc6 37. Rxc6 Rb7 <37 ... Qxa4? 38. Rc7> 38. Qd5 <[38. Qe6!? Re7 39. Qd6 Qb1+ 40. Kh2 Bb7 ]<>> Qxa4 39. Kh2 <[39. Rd6 Rb8 ]<>> Bxd3 <[39 ... Re7 ]<>> 40. Rc8 Rg7 41. e5 Qa6 42. Rd8 Bc4 43. Qxd4 fxe5 44. Nxe5 Be6 <[44 ... Ba2 ]<>> 45. Ne4 Qa7 46. Nc5 <White has effectively used the c5 square all day> Qe7 47. f4 <[47. Nxe6 Qxe6 48. Ng4 ]<>> Ba2 48. Ne4 Qa7 49. Qc3 <[49. Qb2!? ]<>> Qc7 50. Qd4? <[50. Qd2 g5 51. Nxg5 h6 ]<>> Qa7 51. Qd2 Bb3 52. Nd6 Qa2 53. Qc3 Bd5 54. Qg3 <Defending against mate on g2> Qa5 <[54 ... Qa7 ]<>> 55. Qg5 h6? <[55 ... Qa2 56. Ne8 Bf7 ]<>> 56. Qxh6+ 1-0 <56 ... Rh7 57. Nxg6#>.

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