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Magnus Carlsen vs Alexey Shirov
Tal Memorial (2006), Moscow RUS, rd 5, Nov-11
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Marshall Variation (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-11-06  fgh: Lol. Shirov is playing the Petrov?
Nov-11-06  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 19 Bf4, 19 Bh6 Rxe1 20 Rxe1 Rc8 21 Nf4 Bxf4 22 Bxf4 gets ready for Re7
Nov-11-06  slomarko: why do you lol <fgh>? Shirov has played the Petrov many times before...
Nov-11-06  suenteus po 147: <fgh> Here's a recent example: Rublevsky vs Shirov, 2006
Nov-11-06  fgh: I'am actually referring to the fact that the Petrov has a reputation of being a drawish opening, and it is not very likely to be played by a player like Shirov. Of course Topalov plays the Berlin, but still...
Nov-11-06  suenteus po 147: <fgh> While the Petrov may have a reputation, that doesn't change the fact that it can still be a defense with possibilities in the right hands. Kramnik and Shirov are both players that have shown the Petrov can be deadly if white doesn't yield or errs.
Nov-11-06  Shajmaty: <fgh: [...] a drawish opening, and it is not very likely to be played by a player like Shirov> No more fire on the board, maybe...
Nov-11-06  slomarko: well after the devastating lose yesterday it is small wonder he decided to play something solid.
Nov-13-06  TylerD: In fact, Sjirov has scored a few truly beautiful, tactical masterpieces with the russian defense. It is not so much a question of which opening a player chooses - but what his attitude andf ambition are - that decides whether or not a game will be "boring", quickly "drawish", etc.

Marshall is another famous attacker that put the russian defense to good use.

Nov-13-06  slomarko: now dont make a najdorf out of the russian
Dec-29-12  ler: In Ulhumbrus line after 21.Nf4 black can play 21...Kh7.
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