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

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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.
Aug-16-12
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  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!)

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