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Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky vs Alexey Shirov
Russian Club Cup (2006), Sochi RUS, rd 5, Apr-24
Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42)  ·  0-1


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Apr-28-06  SnoopDogg: Ouch.
Apr-29-06  Oprenovic: yeah!
May-05-06  Canuck16: Somebody forgot to eat their wheaties...
Jun-05-06  suenteus po 147: This is just an awesome game from Shirov. I remember watching the end live and thinking it was about even until Shirov sacrificed his knight with 24...Nxb4. I was stunned and then couldn't understand why Rublevsky resigned until I saw that 28.Kc2 Ra2+ loses him his queen, and 28.Qd4 Qxd4+ 29.Rxd4 Rxg1 leaves Shirov up the exchange with a pawn to the good. Just an awesome game.
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White to play: 24.?

24.Rhe1 or 24.Rde1 was necessary. White is thinking of attacking without noticing the danger.

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  Gilmoy: oblevious, adj., <Fusilli: without noticing the danger>
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