chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Alexey Shirov vs Gata Kamsky
URS-ch Juniors (1987), Kapsukas LTU, Jan-??
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 48 times; par: 41 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 33 more Shirov/Kamsky games
sac: 18.Nxb7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

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]

Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-22-04  molinov: molinov: Very complicated game. Why did Shirov play 19.d6 before taking the rook on move 20 and allowing Gata to take knight. The only thing I could come up with is after 19.Qxh6 is Qxd5 and the Knight is force to go to a5 where it's almost useless and is at risk of being taken. If that is the case then d6+ is a great move since it allows white to take control of the game.
Sep-26-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: <molinov> I agree that <d6!> is a great move; in fact it appears to win. This game is an extremely theoretical Semi-Slav, Botvinnik System, where Kamsky innovates as late as move 18 with <Qxh1?!>.

I believe that <18...Rh5> is the theoretical move, whereupon 19.d6+ - that move again - has been played.

By playing <19.d6+>, Shirov prevents Qxd5 and gravely restricts Black's K. Therefore, rather than 21.0-0-0, if Shirov had played <21.Qh4!> Ne5 22.Bg2, I cannot see how Kamsky could have avoided heavy material loss.

Dec-20-04  Shamash: o it's good to see someone play the way I do. confirms my style. but when I just sac'd a rook for a pawn -- it didn't work. hmm guess I won't make it to Linares in Feb
Nov-04-05  BabyJ: 13...b4 14 Bxc4! .
Sep-03-17  patzer2: Not only is 18...Rh5 <the theoretical move,> as <chessical> observed in 2004, it is the only move that doesn't give White a decisive advantage.

After Black falls for the trap with 18...Qxh1? 19. d6+! +- (+4.10 @ 29 depth, Stockfish 8,) White is winning.

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?]
Slav: Botvinnik Variation
by Chessdreamer
Botvinnik 13...Bh6 14.Bxf6 Rxf6 15.Qd2 Qxf6 16.Ne4
from Semi-Slav 5.Bg5 by KingG
Shirov Strikes
by Zhbugnoimt
bwmate's favorite games
by bwmate
Shirov is crazy
from Fluxcapacitor's favorite games by Fluxcapacitor

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