chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing


register now - it's free!
Levon Aronian vs Alexey Shirov
Morelia-Linares (2008)  ·  English Opening: King's English Variation. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21)  ·  1/2-1/2
To move:
Last move:

explore this opening
find similar games 18 more Aronian/Shirov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Press the button marked with a plus-sign (+) to automatically play the moves for "hands free" viewing.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with the default chess viewer, please see the Pgn4web Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-20-08  shr0pshire: Wish I could take the day off like this at my job.
Feb-21-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  ahmadov: Yeap, this is the shortest draw in this tournament so far...
Feb-21-08  Ulhumbrus: Aronian gains the bishop pair, but Shirov gains a lead in development.

Instead of 14 g4, 14 Bc3 keeps the bishop pair, but then on 14..d5 15 cxd5 Nxd5 attacks the B again.

15..Nxd4 removes White's Queens's Bishop, but Black's Queen's Bishop is attacked as well. However White's development is backward and the immediate consequence is that he lacks time for h4 after Nxg6.

Feb-22-08  hedgeh0g: Why do players draw in positions like this? Surely they could play on a few more moves, maybe try a couple of pawn breaks...with so much material left, it's hard to imagine that the game can already be written off as a draw.
Feb-26-08  erniecohen: This is an awfully good position for black to take a draw. 18...c5 19. Qf2 d5.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies