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Alexey Shirov vs Ivan Morovic Fernandez
Las Palmas (1994), Las Palmas ESP, rd 9, Jun-01
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Variation (D44)  ·  1-0



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Feb-11-16  fispok: A final pawn thrust for mate, the rook pair ultimately overpowered the minor pieces.
Feb-11-16  PJs Studio: Exactly. Shirov is Tal reborn...only stronger.
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  perfidious: <PJs Studio....Shirov is Tal reborn...only stronger.>

Are you frigging serious? Because Shirov peaked at 2755, whereas Tal never got there?

Shirov could never even play for the title, whereas Tal's achievements are well known to anyone who has not lived in a cave since 1955--the statement above is either a level or one of the strangest things I have ever read here.

Feb-11-16  Keyser Soze: This game is very Tal-like in style, but comparing Shirov strenght to Tal is a huge overstretching. It's like comparing Gelfand to Capablanca.
Feb-12-16  PJs Studio: I see what you guys mean. I'm talking actual strength - not strength vs the field. I mean, Tal and Capablanca were both much much stronger AGAINST THEIR CONTEMPORARIES than Shirov - or Gelfand without a doubt but if Shirov were to hop in a time machine, he would beat the hell out of both of them.

Nothing AT ALL against Tal. He was more awesome than Shirov. Although, I have to admit, I'm a big Shirov fan.

Sep-03-17  Whitehat1963: Great high-level look at the Opening of the Day.
Aug-07-22  Saul Goodman: “ Shirov could never even play for the title”

Shirov actually qualified to play for the title, and Garry Kasparov, to his eternal shame, refused to play him. I don’t think Shirov could have beaten Garry, but Shirov earned the chance to try.

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