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Anatoly Karpov vs Alexey Shirov
Melody Amber Rapid 7th (1998) (rapid), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 3, Mar-15
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Panno Variation (E63)  ·  0-1

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Jan-02-08  talisman: lots of moves to choose from, but 21...Ba4 is really pretty and sets everything up.23...Kn.xe1! 30.e5?? for white but karpov's knights in this game...?
Jun-22-09  talisman: ok talisman i'm going to answer your question. you make some interesting points but...hmmm (talking to myself again)..ok.. never mind. Why did i post here? must have been Shirov's 1st real victory over karpov.
Apr-24-13  Shams: Per Shirov, White should have met <14...b5> with 15.cb ab 16.b4.

This was already the fourth game between the two in the position after <8.Re1>. All three previous games were won by Karpov. Shirov briefly surveys his previous tries and why they came up wanting in this informative video he did with Ron Henley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Ie...

Sep-23-15  SpiritedReposte: <21. ...Ba4!> Sunday puzzle material.

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