|Apr-03-05|| ||nycsoviet: Wow, what an atack! |
|Aug-17-05|| ||alexandrovm: This was a great attack against Shirov`s french defense.|
|Aug-17-05|| ||alexandrovm: yep, it seems that, no matter what black does, he loses his queen. Nice game|
|May-03-06|| ||vesivialvy93: oooooohhhhhhh la la la la !!!! what a chess lesson here !
EGO destruction here....Shirov was never a problem in that game.|
|May-30-06|| ||alphastrike20: shirov got burned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1|
|Feb-23-08|| ||notyetagm: Final position 35 ♕e6-e7+ 1-0
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Black (Shirov) resigned because his <UNDEFENDED> Black c5-queen is lost to a <DISCOVERED ATTACK WITH CHECK> after 35 ... ♔g7-g8 36 ♖d6-g6+.
Game continuation 35 ... ♔g7-g8 36 ♖d6-g6+ <discovered attack>
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|Mar-10-08|| ||BlackNightmare: shirov has never EVER managed to win a single game against kaspy! that alone is remarkable it tells alot about how freakishly strong mister K was and still IS as far as m concerned...unbelievable man|
|Mar-10-08|| ||notyetagm: <BlackNightmare: shirov has never EVER managed to win a single game against kaspy! that alone is remarkable it tells alot about how freakishly strong mister K was and still IS as far as m concerned...unbelievable man>|
Not only that, but according to a kibitz I read elsewhere at cg.com,
Kasparov in decisive games was
17-0 versus Shirov
13-0 versus Gelfand
12-0 versus Bareev
Shirov is Shirov, Gelfand just finished =2nd with Kramnik at the MC WC, and Bareev was once the World #4.
<<<Kasparov beat them by a combined score of 42-0!!!!!!>>>
How is that possible?
Make sure you mention this next time someone tries to tell you that Kramnik is stronger than Kasparov.
|Mar-10-08|| ||smarterthanbobby: tells as well how strong magnus is
|Dec-27-08|| ||KingG: 21...fxg6 would have been a much better defence. White may not have anything better than a draw after 21...fxg6 22.Nxe6 Rxd1+ 23.Rxd1 Kf7 24.Ng5+ Kg8 25.Ne6 (25.h5 Rd8 26.Rxd8+ Qxd8 27.hxg6 Qe7 28.gxh7+ Kh8 29.Kb1 is unclear but Black might have a dangerous counter attack)|
In the game, the simple 18.Ne5, with 19.h5 to follow would have been very strong. So would 21.f3 Qc5 22.h5.