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Alexey Shirov vs Viktor Laznicka
Czech Coal Carlsbad Tournament (2007), Carlsbad CZE, rd 1, Sep-08
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46)  ·  0-1


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Sep-09-07  tal lover: Who is this guy that beat Shirov?
Sep-09-07  Mameluk: <tal lover> Viktor Laznicka, the best Czech junior and junior No. 13 in the world. You may know his name from last Chess olympiad where he started 5/5 or last year´s Pamplona.

After the exchange sacrifice Shirov probably did not know if he wants white or black to win. The turning point in the game was 26. Nb2, when after 26. Nb6 white should have the advantage. Then Shirov made number of other inaccuracies, like 39. Nc2 or 43. Nxe6, when he was maybe already lost but jokes like 43. Kf2 Ra5 44. Re6 were still at his disposal. On the other hand no major mistakes from Lazna in he game.

Dec-22-07  PAWNTOEFOUR: nice game,glad i played over it
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