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Anish Giri vs Alexey Shirov
Unive Giri-Shirov m (2014), Hoogeveen NED, rd 6, Oct-18
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1-0


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Jul-20-15  FairyPromotion: Arguably Giri's best game to date. He build up a serious advantage right out of the opening, that even the engines during the live transmission couldn't grasp. When Giri played 28. Rg2 the evaluation was at ~0.00, but after Shirov played the engine suggested 28...Rbf7 it shifted to +4.00 for white. That's because only then did the engines realized how strong 29. Rxh4!! was. At first it might seem like the main motive is to open the g file for the other rook, but more important is the fact that white can now maneuver his e3 knight to g6 to deliver checkmate. Black had to give up his queen to eliminate that knight, and placed his hopes on his pawn on h3. However Giri was able to keep his mating threats, which forced black to exchange pieces in order to save his king, but when the white queen got behind the h pawn, it was time to throw the towel.
Aug-22-15  truefriends: < FairyPromotion: Arguably Giri's best game to date. He build up a serious advantage right out of the opening, that even the engines during the live transmission couldn't grasp. When Giri played 28. Rg2 the evaluation was at ~0.00>

Untill 28. Rg2 it was all known from Corr Chess...

The "new" move 22. Kf1 instead of the old Kd2 was also discovered by Corr Chess players.

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