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Alexey Shirov vs Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev
Montecatini Terme (2000), Montecatini Terme ITA, rd 6, Aug-02
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Van der Wiel Attack (B12)  ·  1-0
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Jan-15-16
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  plang: 11..Na6 preparing ..0-0-0 was an improvement over the previously played 11..Bxc5. Shirov thought that Black would have had an advantage had he played 14..Nxc5. After 16..Nd4?! White started to improve his position; either 16..h6 17 fxe..dxe 18 Bc3..Nd4 (Shirov's suggestion) or 16..Bd4 17 Bc3..Bxc3+ 18 bxc..h6 19 fxe..dxe 20 0-0..f5 (Karpov's suggestion) offered good compensation for the piece. Perhaps 26..Qxh5 27 Rxf2..Qxe2 28 Rxe2..Nd5 would have been netter when the position seems balanced. Black erred with 31..Qg1?; 31..Qd5 would likely have been good enough for a draw. 45..Qxc2? was a blunder losing quickly.
Mar-03-18  Saniyat24: pretty unique position reached after Shirov's 26.Rf3...!
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