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Sergei Yuryevich Shipov vs Vladimir Ivanovich Ivanov
"Shape Up or Shipov" (game of the day Nov-08-2004)
Moscow (1995)
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0
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Dec-16-03  aragorn69: Wonderful game : the king is naked, indeed !
e.g. 24.Qf7+ Be7 25.Bb5+ Nc6 (or 25.-Kc7 26.d6) 26.dxc+ and 27.Qxa2
Nov-08-04
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Good game. I don't understand one thing--why didn't White play 18.Qd4?
Nov-08-04  KibitzerX: This game gets a little esoteric to me. I do not understand why black did not take the rook numerous times. There must be a move or concept I do not understand.
Nov-08-04  zhentil: in the grunfeld, black's dark-squared bishop is usually worth at least a rook. there are many lines in which white will play d4-d5, leaving the a1-rook hanging. the pressure that white exerts on the weakened kingside dark squares more than compensates for the loss of the exchange.
Nov-08-04  aragorn69: 19.Bxg5!! is definitely winning: Black stays with an advantage of rook and knight, but his king is helpless against White's queen and pieces coordination.

I remember seeing extensive analysis by Shipov - who thought this one of his best games ever - on kasparovchess.com. I don't know if it's still available somewhere, though... :-(

Nov-08-04  cheski: <aragorn>I share your :-( and miss our Sergey very much indeed. I know he still writes for a Russian website, but I much preferred his lovely version of English. (This translates into: I don't even recognize the Russian letters).
Nov-08-04  Saruman: <An Englishman>18.Qd4 Qxe2 19.Bf6 Bb5 20.Rd1 Bxe7 21.Bxe7 Qc4 22.Qb2 Qc2 23.Qd4 Qc3 with no mating ideas like Bf6-h8-Qg7# in sight.
Nov-08-04
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  kevin86: The final position s lost without even seeing the tactics.Black has a queen,two rooks,knight,and bishop on the queenside doing NOTHING! White has a queen,bishop,knight,and two pawns-ALL ACTIVE!

Black hasleft behind a sitted bishop to protect his king---how bad!

Nov-08-04  aw1988: Hilarious pun.
Nov-08-04
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  tpstar: Yes, much more positive than Shipov Fools. White's father was also quite good at chess, therefore his son was a Shipov the old block. By winning so brilliantly, you could say Sergei's Shipov sailed the Seven (VII) Seas!
Nov-20-04  cheski: <tpstar> Did you mean CCCCCCC :-)
Nov-20-04
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  tpstar: <cheski> Actually that's the Seven Hundred Seas, but for trying so hard I'll give you a Sea Plus.
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