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Zdenko Kozul vs Alexey Shirov
XXXIV Bosnia (2004), Sarajevo BIH, rd 2, May-19
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation (D47)  ·  0-1
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May-28-04  BeautyInChess: I watched this game live. It's an excellent finish. Q + N vs. Q it's forced the whole way. Good stuff.
May-28-04  csmath: Yeah, the execution of Q+N against Q is fine but the game prior to that is not particularly good. Kozul makes errors, Shirov gets a pawn and a huge advantage and then returns a pawn and the advantage. Kozul, not to be outdone makes few more errors and loses.
Jun-09-04  Eatman: Shirov has been known to see extremely far (especially in endgames). Very impressive finish.
Apr-05-05  BlueKnight81: The ending is very impressive.
Sep-25-08
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  whiteshark: Position after <66.b8=Q> is a TB win for Black.


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Shirov played it quite well.

Possible end: 82.Kd8 Qf6+ 83.Ke8 Qh8+ 84.Kf7 Qxb8 85.Kg7 Ke6 86.Kg6 Qg3+ 87.Kh5 Kf5 88.Kh6 Qg6#

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