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Teimour Radjabov vs Alexey Shirov
37th Chess Olympiad (2006), Turin ITA, rd 9, May-30
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. Alapin Gambit (C69)  ·  1-0


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May-31-06  percyblakeney: Impressive win by Radjabov. Shirov could have survived a little longer with 36. ... Kh7 but it would only have worked for a couple of moves. After 37. e6 Nf8 38. Bb6 Qa8 39. Rd5 white threatens the simple Ra5 catching the unfortunately placed queen:

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Saving it through 39. ... Qa6 40. Qxa6 bxa6 41. Rd8 would leave black a rook down instead (as would playing Qa6 a move earlier).

May-31-06  percyblakeney: In the line played in the game 37. ... Rg7 doesn't work. White just takes twice on g6 followed by Qe6+:

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Jun-05-06  notyetagm: Radjabov plays 13 b4 cxb4 14 d4! like he is playing the Wing Gambit against the French or Sicilian, gaining control of the center at the cost of a flank b-pawn.
Jun-05-06  suenteus po 147: It's hard not to like a game like this between two very sharp players. "Impressive" indeed :) And something tells me from this game that Radjabov is only going to get better as time progresses.
Jun-05-06  Whitehat1963: Beautiful. Radjabov kills another giant.
Jun-05-06  suenteus po 147: <Radjabov kills another giant.> In this game, yes, but they've tussled before, with Radjabov winning earlier games too. However, their lifetime score together suggests Shirov still possesses the edge, if only for a little while.
Oct-08-09  WhiteRook48: 39...Nh7 also loses because it exposes the c8-rook
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  Gilmoy: The odd Kh6 and Rg6# threat is reminiscent of Hoi vs Gulko, 1988. Again we must lure a Black piece onto h7 to block the last flight square: 39..Rh7 40.Qxf8+ Rg7[] 41.Rgxg6+ Kh7 42.Rh6#.
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