|Sep-08-09|| ||Chlipchlop: What what what ? Abandon ?|
|Sep-08-09|| ||Kinghunt: Why did Shirov resign? White certainly has a tough position, but I don't think it's resignable.|
|Sep-08-09|| ||zatara: !$%#%$@# Marshall..I hate playing against it..but seriously..what happend?|
|Sep-08-09|| ||tamar: Resignation looks a bit early, but 29 Qf3 loses a big tempo. After 29...Qg6, initially it looks like White has gained an additional guard for e3 and g3, but the threat is ...Bg4 and ...h3 winning the queen.|
So White has no better than 30 Qd1 when Black is the one who has gained attacker on g3 with his queen at g6
|Sep-08-09|| ||coastalferg: shirov was in terrible time trouble, the feeling i got was that his flag fell, but i do not know it to be a fact.|
|Sep-08-09|| ||Aspirador: The game might continue: 30.Qd1 Nxe3 31.Rxe3 Rxe3 32.Nxe3 hxg3 33.hxg3 Rxe3!|
|Sep-08-09|| ||Hesam7: <tamar: After 29...Qg6, initially it looks like White has gained an additional guard for e3 and g3, but the threat is ...Bg4 and ...h3 winning the queen.>|
Now I get it! Thanks.
|Sep-08-09|| ||zealouspawn: strong (and probably simplest) is after Qd1, ..Bxf1 followed by taking on e3 a lot, with maybe an hxg3 in there too for good measure--the white position is just crumbling with the king right in the middle.|
|Sep-09-09|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Aronian winning in the *middle* game?! Will wonders never cease?|
|Sep-09-09|| ||pulsar: It's nice to see the Marshall winning at top level, despite its recent reputation as a drawing weapon (certainly not what Marshall envisioned when he first played it against Capablanca!). |
21... Bh3 was the novelty.
24.Bh1 probably started White's difficulties but it's hard to pin it as the only culprit.
|Sep-09-09|| ||waustad: Shirov was also way behind on time at the end. Maybe he just saw what Grishuk did in time pressure in the other game today and had enough.|
|Sep-09-09|| ||Whitehat1963: Call me blind and crazy, but I just don't see the danger! What the heck does white do if 16...Bf3???????|
|Sep-09-09|| ||pulsar: <Whitehat1963> 17. Qf1|
|Sep-09-09|| ||Whitehat1963: Once again, I'm proved both!|
|Sep-09-09|| ||DUS: <Why did Shirov resign? White certainly has a tough positi on, but I don't think it's resignable.> |
Read the comments of GM Maxim Notkin on this game in chesspro.ru (if you know Russian)
|Sep-09-09|| ||kernel7025: 29...Qg6!Black has a decisive advantage...30.Qd1 hxg3 31.hxg3 Bxf1 32.Kxf1 Bxg3! 33.Bxd5 cxd5 34.Qf3 Rf6 35.Qg2 Qd3+ 36.Kg1 Rg6 37.fxg3 Rxe3 38.Rxe3 Qxe3+ 39.Kh1 Rxg3 :D
click for larger view
|Sep-15-09|| ||coolthing76: <Kernel7025> 39..Rh6+ is better than 39..Rxg3 but of course both are winning :)|