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Judit Polgar vs Alexey Shirov
Eurotel Trophy (1999), Prague, rd 6, Jul-11
French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation Main Line (C11)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-06-14
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  plang: Game 6 of their six game match won by Shirov 5.5-0.5. 9 c3 is the standard continuation; 9 Bb5!? was a new idea which has not been repeated. The alternative 11 Bc4 looks odd but at least it would have avoided Shirov's simplifying 11..Ne5!. 16..Bxc5? 17 Nd7..Rfd8 18 Nxc5..Rxd2 19 b4 would have been very strong for White. Seirawan recommended 18 c6!? as a way to play for an advantage as 18..bxc 19 Na5 would have caused Black problems. Shirov may have underestimated Plogar's 21 Rd6! as 21..Bxd6 22 cxd..Rc8 23 d7..Rd8 24 Nd4..Bb7 25 b4..Kf8 26 b5 would have been winning for White. 24 Nc5 would have been stronger than Polgar's 24 c5?!. 25 Nc6? was a bad mistake leaving White in dire straights; after 25 g3..gxf 26 gxf..f6 27 Nd4!..Ke7 28 Ndc6+..Ke8 29 Ng4..Kf7 30 Nxa7..Bxf4 both sides have chances. 39 b4? was the final error; 39 h3 was a tougher defense. 44..Be5? 45 Nf3! would have complicated Black's task.

A nice example of the power of two bishops.

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