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Michael Adams vs Alexey Shirov
Biel (1991), Biel SUI, rd 4
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. General (B70)  ·  0-1



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Jul-06-06  mack: As featured in a 1991 CHESS magazine 'Test Your Chess' article by Danny King.

10...Kxf7 is remarkably deep - the point being White can't play 13.Bc5 as the rook and queen are connected.

Jul-30-06  wlod: Thank you mack for the explanation. GM Shabalov has written in:


that 10... Kxf7! was conceived by GM Alexander Wojtkiewicz, when A.W. was serving his term in a Soviet prison.

Aug-11-06  mack: <that 10... Kxf7! was conceived by GM Alexander Wojtkiewicz, when A.W. was serving his term in a Soviet prison.>

That's right - given that he's just passed away, it's nice to 'remember' him through games like this.

Aug-03-08  Chessmensch: See the following article re the "Prison Novelty" and an obit on Wojtkiewicz who died at 43. Also written up in Paul Hoffman's "King's Gambit," page 250, which by the way is a very interesting book about chess and chess players (not about the King's Gambit).
Aug-10-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Adams vs Shirov, 1991.
Your score: 52 (par = 29)


PS. I demolished par.

Aug-10-12  rogge: Wow, that's fantastic!
Aug-10-12  LoveThatJoker: <rogge> Thanks, man! One of my top two GTM performances for sure. :)

I'm really happy about this one!


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