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Alexey Shirov vs Alexander Grischuk
FIDE World Ch (2000)  ·  Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Closed Defense (C96)  ·  1-0
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-24-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: black's manoeuvers with the queen's bishop are great but in the end it doesn't suffice.
Apr-24-05  ionnn: Only because 44 ... f3? was a mistake. According to some analysis i saw 44 ... Bh3! was right
Apr-24-05
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  Karpova: yes, it's really sad. he finds such a great defensive resource and then falters in the endgame!

44...bh3 45.qh2 (45.qd5 qg3+) how does black continue?

May-29-05  aw1988: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...
Jan-05-07  Chess Carnival: I was wondering if 25...fxe4 would be right.. This would put an end to the connected passed pawns, but then simply 26.Nc6 Qc7 27.Nxe7+ Qxe7 and black loses his knight on b6. Grischuk's choice seems to be correct, great game indeed, too unfortunate for Grischuk.
Jul-20-07  alexandrovm: Incredible tactic display by both sides!
Oct-26-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  amadeus: Game 4 is missing.

[White "Grischuk,A"]
[Black "Shirov,A"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.O-O O-O 8.c4 c6 9.cxd5 cxd5 10.Nc3 Nxc3 11.bxc3 Bg4 12.Rb1 Nd7 13.h3 Bh5 14.Rb5 Nb6 15.c4 Bxf3 16.Qxf3 dxc4 17.Bc2 Qd7 18.a4 g6 19.Be3 Rac8 20.Rfb1 c3 21.a5 Nc4 22.Rxb7 Qe6 23.Bb3 Qf5 24.Qxf5 gxf5 25.Ra1 f4 26.Bc1 Rfe8 27.f3 c2 28.Kf2 a6 29.Ra4 Nb2 30.Bxf7+ Kf8 31.Bxb2 c1=Q 32.Bxc1 Rc2+ 33.Kf1 Rxc1+ 34.Kf2 Rc2+ 35.Kf1 Rc1+ 1/2-1/2

Feb-24-12  dumbgai: There is a very interesting analysis of a pawn endgame that could have arisen from this game, in Silman's Complete Endgame. I no longer have the book so I can't remember exactly which move to deviate from the game, or the exact sequence of moves. However, someone has posted part of the analysis on Wikipedia as part of the triangulation page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triang....
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