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Alexey Shirov vs Veselin Aleksandrov Topalov
Corus (2001), Wijk aan Zee , rd 1, Jan-13
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Delayed Keres Attack Perenyi Gambit (B81)  ·  1-0


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Dec-20-06  sitzkrieg: Yet another striking example of the play of Topaloss..
Dec-26-06  aazqua: Topaloss is a real coca sucre. That guy should be out of chess and consigned to trivial pursuit.
Jul-21-07  builttospill: Just thought i'd point this game out. It blew my mind.
Jul-21-07  Atking: Yes A strong game from Shirov. it looks like a King gambit of the old time.
Feb-24-08  badbeer: pcc. chess has rendered the 9.g5 sac.suicidle at best..
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  notyetagm: Wow!

Fire On Board, indeed.

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  Eisenheim: and black loses the queen, rook or the game. 24...Qg2 25 Ba5+ Ke8, 26 Re6+! fxe6 27 qxe6+ Kf8 28 Bb4+ useless Nc5 29 Bxn# the line works no matter where the Q goes as white can force the action with rxr and black has to either let the rook go or cant defend the line with a Q recapture
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  Garech: I have done a youtube analysis of this game using Fritz, please check out the following link if you are interested - thanks!

Sep-16-10  hedgeh0g: 24...Rxh1 25.Ba5+ Ke8 26.Re6+! fxe6 27.Qxe6+ Kf8 28.Bb4+
Aug-08-13  EvanTheTerrible: I love this game.
Oct-15-13  avidfan: On 24.Bh3-f1 Black is powerless against the ensuing mating attack

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either after 24...Qg7-g2 or 24...Rg1xh1
25.Ba5+ Ke8 26.Re6+! fxe6 27.Qxe6+ Kf8 28.Bb4+

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  plang: This was the 5th game that Shirov played the Perenyi Attack (7 g4) over a 12 month span scoring 4.5-0.5 in the games. In two of the earlier games, both against Van Wely (at Polanica Zdroj and at the Instanbul Olympiad - both wins), he had played 16 g3. In the second of these Van Wely had taken the rook with 16..Qxh1 and had lost quickly. In the first game with Van Wely Black had played 18..0-0; here Topalov played the new move 18..Rg8. Black immediately got into trouble after 19..Kd8?; Nunn recommended 19..b6 20 Rhg1..Rxg1 21 Rxg1..Bb7 22 Rg8+..Nf8 23 Bg2..e4 24 Bb4..Bh6 and White would have had some pressure.
Feb-11-17  BobbieM: Plang; this line seems to give black a significant advantage. Looks like 19... b6! was the best move here
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