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Judit Polgar vs Alexey Shirov
Tilburg Fontys (1997), Tilburg NED, rd 9, Oct-07
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78)  ·  1-0



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Dec-29-02  ughaibu: Yet another slaughter of Shirov.
May-27-05  Plastic Man: What was wrong with 21...Nxd6?
Aug-14-06  atragon: <<What was wrong with 21...Nxd6?

I think Nd5 and then Qxc5 and black is very worst.

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  plang: Watson suggested 18 e6..Bxe6 19 f5..Bc8
20 Rd1 which looks very promising. 18..Nxc3 would have led to approximate equality. Shirovs attempt to complicate with 18..Ne7? led to immediate trouble. After 20..Qxd6 21 Ne4..Qg6 Shirov would have had some drawing chances but his 21..Qxd6? apparently underestimated (or missed) 21 Rc7 after which he was lost. Polgar felt that after 22..Bf5 23 Bf4..Be6 24 Ne4 that Shirov could have prolonged the game longer.
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  fredthebear: Go ahead and play 26...Rg8 just to see what happens anyway.
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  moronovich: I like your optimism <fred>, but after the simple 27.Bg7+, it is over.

Even Shirov could spot that.

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  perfidious: Optimism is a fine and valuable quality, but insulting a colleague by wasting time over forcing her to play such a simple idea as that pointed out by <moronovich> is idiotic. Full stop.

And <fredthebore> presumes to lecture me for being a 'weak' player....we all know the truth.

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  moronovich: <And <fredthebore> presumes to lecture me for being a 'weak' player....we all know the truth.>

Yes we do. And you have many fine, and creative remarks about chess. Calling you weak, is just an old fashioned projection and lack of insight.

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  fredthebear: Boys, everybody including Don Knots knows the bishop check is coming. You're not having any fun if you don't search for the checkmate. 'Tis a bit of work, not for Polgar, but it would be for the average joker.

All too often perd is a weak poster as demonstrated above, again. Perd calls me weak every day and brags on himself. His tired old message is so boring. He tries to spice it up by attributing fabrications to me that I never said. We just don't get to see his chess genius come out enough.

Be careful about calling ME the stalker, moron (prior post).

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  moronovich: <Be careful about calling ME the stalker, moron (prior post).>

Stop whining and playing the role of the victim.

I know you can be friendly sometimes.

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  fredthebear: Whining? I'd say I just told it like it is, and you're proving me correct. After all, I started with a simple one sentence post.

However, I will complain about auto correct. I know dang well that I spelled Donald Knotts with two tts. It's the same spelling as Knotts Berry Farm. Did you know they have roller coasters on the Farm?

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