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Sergey Karjakin vs Alexey Shirov
Tal Memorial (2010), Moscow RUS, rd 4, Nov-08
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  whiteshark: Not to confuse with Sergey Karjakin
Nov-08-10  technical draw: Plays pretty good for an unknown.
Nov-08-10  Marmot PFL: Wasn't he on Man from UNCLE?
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  perfidious: They let anyone play in these super-events nowadays, I guess. How does one suppose Shirov felt, conceding a draw to this fish?

In UNCLE, it was Ilya Kuryakin, FTR.

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  Eyal: In the future, people might find the kibitzing on this page somewhat weird, unless they know that originally, due to a database error, some unknown “Karyakin” was listed as Shirov’s opponent.
Nov-09-10  Hesam7: White could have won with: 39. R1xd6 Bxd6 40. Rxd6 Kh5 41. Rxa6!:

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Now Stockfish 1.9.1 gives the following @ depth 40:

41. ... Bd5 42. Ra7 Bc4 43. Rh7+ Kg6 44. Rc7 Bxa2 45. Rxc3 Kh5 46. Rc8 Bb3 47. Rh8 Kg6 48. Kxh4 Kf8 49. Rb8 Bd1 (+6.98).

GM Shipov's line from the diagram is: 41. ... Bc4 42. Rc6 Bf1+ 43. Kh2 Kg4 44. a4 Kxf4 45. Rxc3 Ke5 46. a5

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