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Alexey Shirov vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Buenos Aires Sicilian (1994), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 14, Oct-??
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  0-1



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Sep-02-05  Nezhmetdinov: Crystalline ferocity!
Aug-21-07  Jim Bartle: OK, what if white had taken the offered rook on move 32 (Rxf3)? I assume black would follow 32...Rc1+, but how does black wrap it up?
Aug-21-07  Atking: <Jim Bartle: OK, what if white had taken the offered rook on move 32 (Rxf3)? I assume black would follow 32...Rc1+, but how does black wrap it up?> Yes 32...Rc1+ 33.Re1 (forced)Qh1+ 34.Rg1 RxRe1+ 35.KxRe1 QxQf3. 31...Rf3!! is a pleasure to see.
Aug-21-07  Jim Bartle: Thanks. Not that complicated but I just couldn't see it. Actually at first I assumed it was Shirov who had offered the rook, seemed his style.
Sep-11-13  wellsometimes: <Jim Bartle and Atking> Clearly both of you were considering 32Qxf3 and not Rxf3. One mistyped and the other well understood. Wonderful. At first I had seen only Black's answer 32...Qh1+ and the white queen would be lost, after 33.Rg1, absolutely forced. Something like a skew through the rook. Simple and magic, for patzers like me.
Nov-27-15  roriray35: does 22.NxE6 save white?
Nov-27-15  Nerwal: 22. ♘xe6 is pretty much a forced draw but maybe Shirov wanted to keep the tension to play for more although his position was at risk...
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