Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Chessgames premium membership fee will increase to $39 per year effective June 15, 2023. Enroll Now!

Alexey Shirov vs Nigel Short
Yerevan Olympiad (1996), Yerevan ARM, rd 7, Sep-23
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 16 more Shirov/Short games
sac: 15.Rxf6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can change the color of the light and dark squares by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Or, you can change it with the "SETTINGS" link in the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-11-04  Whitehat1963: I'm surprised this game never gained any attention. Shirov gives up two exchanges for the initiative, has to settle for a queen vs. two rooks end game, but ultimately pulls it out. Interesting and hard fought to the end.
Mar-11-04  MoonlitKnight: Short should probably have played something like 56...Rd7, since he has now response to 58.b4! 60...Kf8 61.Qxe5 Rd8 62.Qh8+ Ke7 63.g7 wraps it up if I'm not mistaken.
Apr-08-04  Jim Bartle: 40. g6?? Shirov: "Probably should have given this 3 question marks." Says gxf6 would have won easily.
Apr-08-04  Jim Bartle: Shirov's book gives the final move as 60. Kxe5
Oct-28-04  Mabroom: The Game is over for black 60...kf8 61.QXe5 Rd8 62.g7+ kg8 63Qe6+ Rf7 63.Qg6 Rd6 64.QxR RXg7 65 Qd6+ Kf7 66.Qd7+ AND the Two Rooks fall + a mate in few moves when Whie play d6

The game shows the great talent of shirov in end games as well as his attacking powers .

Aug-16-12  Jim Bartle: "Fire on Board" has moves 32 and 33 reversed (both colors) from the game score here.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Has Short ever mentioned a refutation to this? Somehow, he has to keep the Queenside closed off, to reduce the scope of White's Queen.
Aug-16-12  Jim Bartle: Shirov sees 28. Kh8 as the big blunder, that Rh8 would have left white with no way to win.
Aug-16-12  rapidcitychess: I'm no expert, but it does seem after 28.Rh8, despite white not having a clear win, he does have a good advantage. Perhaps something along the lines of 29.g5?

(I do apologize if my suggestions are nonsense!)

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.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

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, 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?]
Black wall demolished: Qf6-f3-d3-a4!
from 1996 Chess Olympiad by chessmoron
Game 80
from Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov by suenteus po 147
Fear - Practical Endgame Play
from 04_Q:RR by whiteshark
Cultus' favorite games
by Cultus
C00 French: King's Indian Attack [White]
by chess.master
Anti-French (e4.e6)
from A A King's Indian Attack [White] by chess.master
Fire on Board by Alexei Shirov
by LionHeart40
15. Rxf6!?
from The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide by QueensideCastler
15. Rxf6!?
from The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide by Jaredfchess
Game 80
from Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov by Wladneto
Game 80
from Fire on Board 1 (Shirov) by Qindarka
Game 80
from Fire on Board 1 (Shirov) by isfsam
15. Rxf6!?
from The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide by nakul1964
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 7
by 0ZeR0
Game 80
from Fire on Board 1 (Shirov) by Okavango
Game 80
from Fire on Board 1 (Shirov) by Popaluap
Game 80 from Fire on the Board by Alexey Shirov
from K Ind Att games by Sergio X Garcia
15. Rxf6!?
from The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide by michaelthebear

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 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC