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Alexey Shirov vs Vladimir Kramnik
World Team Championship (1993), Lucerne SUI, rd 9, Nov-03
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Variation (B65)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-30-06  aazqua: Great trick at the end. If the rook covers the pawn then r check and the king has to occupy the same rank as the rook. Rook checks again, exchange rooks, queen.
Dec-10-06  Ch3ckmate: very good game i think
Dec-28-07  talisman: 33...Kh7? and Kramnik offers a draw.
Mar-28-08  mistreaver: Why not 16 Bf7+?
Mar-28-08  Karpova: <mistreaver: Why not 16 Bf7+?>

After 16.Bxf7+ Rxf7 17.Bxf4 Ng4 18.Qg3 (or Qd2) 18...Rxf4! [see diagram]

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and if 19.Qxf4?? Bg5 pinning the Queen to the king

Mar-28-08  mistreaver: < Karpova> thanks
Jul-03-13  phil6875: <Karpova> I'm not sure 16. Bxf7+ is refuted by your line, if 18. Qd2 then 18...Bf6 19. Qe2 Ne5 20. Rd5 Qb4 21. a3 and if 18. Qg3 then after 18...Rxf4 19. Nd5 Rxe4 20. Nxe7+ Rxe7 21. Qxg4 =
Mar-20-18  Nerwal: In Fire on Board Shirov called 31. b4 weak and offered 31. b3 as a better move, but after 31... ♖f3! Δ 32. ♔b2 ♖xc3 Black is alright, so it's still not clear what the best move is.

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