chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Alexey Shirov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Oakham YM (1992), Oakham ENG, rd 6
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central Variation. Rubinstein Defense (D20)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Annotations by Stockfish (Computer).      [21696 more games annotated by Stockfish]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 91 more Shirov/Kramnik games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

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]

THIS IS A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE.   [CLICK HERE] FOR ORIGINAL.

Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-23-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: In Shirov's case it is sometimes quite difficult to say whether he sacrificed or blundered a piece. Many of his sacrifices are not completely sound though they work in game. In this game his 16.Rad1 looks too trivial for a plain blunder but as a sac it did not look much promising from the beginning. Maybe that Shirov planned to play anything different at first but then changed the mind. If so, then 19.Ne5!? with answer 19...Qc7! 20.Rxd7 Qxe5 21.Qxb7 0-0 can be a candidate.
Oct-13-08  Raginmund: wow
Kramnik!!!!!
nice to go through the game before Anand tomorrow.

go Kramnik!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: White's experiment with 5. Bxc4?! = to doesn't work out so well. Better for White IMO is the more popular move 5. Qxd4 as in F Vallejo Pons vs Aronian, 2011.

The try 16. Rad1?, refuted by 16...Nxb2 , is given by the computers as the losing move. However, being a pawn down, passive tries like the computer preference 16. Qd2 Rg8 might not have been so pleasant for White.

White could have put up more resistance with 18. Qb4!? (diagram below)


click for larger view

When Black must find 18...Rxf3!

(or 18... Rd3 19. Rd4 (19. Rxd7 Qxd7) 19... Rxd4 20. Qxd4 Bxb5 21. Rb1 Nc4 22. Qxd8+ Kxd8 23. Rxb5 b6 (-2.53 @ 23 depth, Deep Fritz 15)

19. gxf3 Rg8+ 20. Kh1 Qc7 21.Rd2 a5 22. Qd6 (22. bxa6 Bc6 23. Qb3 Qf4 ) 22... Qxd6 23. Rxd6 Bxb5 24. Rb1 Be2 25. h4 Nc4 26. Rd4 Ne5 27. Rc1 Bxf3+ 28. Kh2 Bc6 (-7.53 @ 22 depth, Deep Fritz 15).

P.S.: Perhaps Black's 16th move (16...?) would make for a good Wednesday puzzle, when those claiming to have solved it will have to figure out how to refute 18. Qb4!?

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?]
Game collection: QGA
by Gabo5588
Queen's Gambit Accepted
by Chessdreamer
98_D20-D29_ Queen's Gambit ACCEPTED
by whiteshark
We only draw blood not games here.
from Shirov vs, Kramnik decisive games by Spassky69
Shirov vs Kramnik
by tesasembiring
parmetd's Kramnik view
by parmetd
Violence QGA Fought Fredthebear QGA Violence
by fredthebear
Power Chess - Kramnik
by Anatoly21

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 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC