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Alexey Shirov vs Jan Timman
Biel (1995), Biel SUI, rd 7, Jul-28
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Anderssen Variation Cordel Line (C51)  ·  1-0



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Mar-06-04  InspiredByMorphy: Very impressive game from Shirov against a strong opponent.
Apr-12-04  Jim Bartle: Shirov: "On the way to the game I passed a blitz tournament that was taking place on large garden boards...The sight of these players moving big pieces and then running to press the clock made quite a funny impression on me and I decided to play something entertaining myself." He doesn't say if the clocks were normal-sized or also jumbo size.
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  Honza Cervenka: If 25...Kb8, then 26.Rfc1.
Jan-05-12  wordfunph: <Jim Bartle> nice story :)
Jun-21-14  PhilFeeley: Shirov analyzes this game here:

Jun-22-14  john barleycorn: <PhilFeeley> Thanks for the link. Did Shirov say that had black played 5.Ba5 he would not know the theory? Always enjoyed Shirov's comments.
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  perfidious: Hard to believe any halfway competent player who essayed the Evans would be unfamiliar with anything emanating from 5....Ba5.
Jun-22-14  john barleycorn: Interesting is Shirov's remark that computers prefer 5...Bd6 (Boston - Ware) championed by Pillsbury.

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