|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.|