chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Viktor Korchnoi vs Alexey Shirov
Madrid (1996), Madrid ESP, rd 7, May-15
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 33 times; par: 39 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 14 more Korchnoi/Shirov games
sac: 20...Nxe4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have photographs. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-12-05  Udit Narayan: 20...Nxe4 !!
Nov-12-05  810609: <Udit Narayan> "Tal was born and grew up in the town of Riga, the capital of Latvia. Here, the chess rules have always been a bit different from the rest of the continent. One main difference is that the knights, just like the pawns, can only go forwards, not go back. ...
As we all know, Shirov is also from Latvia, and was also brought up with the rule about the knights only moving forward. So Tal and Shirov would often play and analyze with their “intuitive” rules for the knights. " http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Not that I believe it too much (even in this game Shirov plays 12. ... Ne7 and that is knight "backward" move), but it´s nice theory, isn´t it?

Nov-12-05  lentil: <digits> if this is true, the rule reduces the value of the Knight by about 1/2: it has only 4 instead of 8 options at most junctures. 3/2 = 1-1/2, so it's not worth much more than a pawn...sacking for 2 pawns is a net gain!

question though: what happens if the N reaches the back rank?

Nov-23-05  Jim Bartle: I think that Chessbase article on "Latvian rules" was a joke...

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 6
by 0ZeR0
Game 72
from Fire on Board 1 (Shirov) by isfsam
29 Q2 #7 Bg6 Re3 0.00
from sgmf by mughug
Game 72
from Fire on Board 1 (Shirov) by Qindarka
Game 72
from Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov by Wladneto
Round Seven, Game #33
from Madrid 1996 by suenteus po 147
Game 72
from Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov by suenteus po 147
Game 72
from Fire on Board 1 (Shirov) by Okavango
64idi0t's flank_&_english_2
by 64idi0t

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC