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Daniil Dubov vs Alexey Shirov
Battle of the Generations (2013), Moscow RUS, rd 4, Dec-06
King's Indian Attack: Keres Variation (A07)  ·  0-1
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Dec-07-13  nnnnnnnn: What an incredible game! A million sacrifices, combinations, twists and turns! Haven't seen such a game in recent years.

Amazingly, it is the older guy who initiates the fireworks!!!

Dec-07-13  nnnnnnnn: Shirov sacrifices a Rook for 4 pawns and in order to position his Knight on g3. It is EXTREMELY rare to see a Rook sacrifice for 4 pawns in the middlegame. There's a point also, after move 19, that black has all his ...8 pawns, while the material balance is completely established (R for 5 pawns!), yet black's position superior!
Dec-07-13  Jigsaw42: Shirov is just awesome.
Dec-07-13  fgh: This game resembles Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 a bit.
Dec-07-13  DWINS: <nnnnnnnn: There's a point also, after move 19, that black has all his ...8 pawns, while the material balance is completely established (R for 5 pawns!), yet black's position superior!>

Actually, Stockfish 4 evaluates the position after move 19 as being favorable for white (1.55). Dubov gives away the advantage with 21.Bd2 instead of the correct 21.Bxf4 Nge2+ 22.Rxe2 Nxe2+ 23.Qxe2 Qxf4 24.Rf1 with an advantage of (1.73).

This is an extremely complicated game that is fun to play through and would be quite educational studying all of the tactics involved.

Dec-07-13
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  iking: fire on the board ~
Dec-07-13
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  HeMateMe: I LOVE 40...RxB! White can never move his Rook, and the black pawn chain is so long that if white gets his king to the end of it, the loose pawns in front of the king will overwhelm the defending Rook.

Pure Shirov.

Dec-07-13  Sihlous: Great game by Shirov and a fantastic match result.
Dec-07-13  parisattack: Wow! What a nightmare for young Dubov. Hope he can learn from it, move on.
Dec-08-13
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  whiteshark: Hutch* analyses this game on Y-tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi-o...

* Niclas Huschenbeth

Dec-08-13
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  hedgeh0g: Only Shirov could play a game like this...
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