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Alexey Shirov vs Evgeny E Vorobiov
Russian Team Championship (2009), Dagomys, rd 4, Apr-07
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0


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  messachess: 25...Bxc2. What a terrible move. Black had some chances otherwise.
Apr-07-09  Roark: even without 25...Bxc2 Black is clearly worse. Against 2700+ play and black's time left probably not good at all.
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  ajile: Black's inaccuracy was probably 12..dxe5. 12..d5! is much better with an equal game. For example:

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12...d5 13.Nd2 Nc5 14.Nf3 Be6 15.c3 Bg4 16.Be3 Be7 17.Bb1 Qc7 18.a5 Bxf3 19.Qxf3 bxa5 20.Bc2 g6

Notice how 12..d5 simultaneously kicks the Ne4 and also blocks the Ba2 allowing Black to unwind his pieces.

Apr-14-09  notyetagm: RYBKA 3 at

Shirov is in *really* good form for the upcoming M-Tel Masters in May.

Apr-18-09  notyetagm: 25 ... ?

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25 ... ♗f5xc2? <line-opening: c1-c7>

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26 ♖e1-c1 Δ 27 ♖c1-c7+

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Game Collection: Opening lines for your *opponent's* line pieces 25 ... Bf5xc2? opens c-file for White e1-rook to get at the c7-checking square, winning

Jul-18-09  totololo: Pinning and forking seems to be two motives that repeat themselves very often in Shirov's games.

For very strong players he offers better torture.....

He doesn't accept it gladly . He got too much from K.

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