chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

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

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 36 times; par: 20 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 71 more Shirov/Topalov games
sac: 9.g5 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can change the color of the light and dark squares by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Or, you can change it with the "SETTINGS" link in the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
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..
May-25-09  notyetagm: Wow!

Fire On Board, indeed.

Aug-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Sep-20-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Garech: I have done a youtube analysis of this game using Fritz, please check out the following link if you are interested - thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQui...

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


click for larger view

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

Feb-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack Perenyi Gambit (B81) 1-0
from 25 cents won't make a local phone call anymore by fredthebear
Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2001
from Favorite Games from (2000-2006) by wanabe2000
Complex games
by TheDestruktor
24 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection X by PinkLedDoor
Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attack Perenyi Gambit (B81) 1-0
from yFredthebear's Knights Add Spice III by fredthebear
Game collection: new
by tomo6
Game 37: Najdorf Variation - 6 Be3
from Garry Kasparov - Part One: Revolution in the 70s by Verivus
Direct attacks
by TheDestruktor
Game 37
from Modern Chess 1 (Kasparov) by Qindarka
rodmalone's favorite games
by rodmalone
More Fawn Pawns
by SwitchingQuylthulg
Shirov the Flamethrower!
from Reisswolf's Favourite Games by Reisswolf
Shirov's Best Games
by notyetagm
Power Chess - Shirov
by Anatoly21


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC