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Alexey Shirov vs Garry Kasparov
Astana (2001), Astana KAZ, rd 1, May-20
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  0-1

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Mar-11-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: The position after 31.Bxc5! is just amazing.What an instructive game.
Apr-09-06  thegreatzidane: Bxc5 trully is a great move
Jun-10-06  spirit: me thinks the great move here is 30...Qb2! trapping the whyte horse and protecting g7...31.Nc5 and the reply 31...Bxc5 came naturally!
Jun-10-06  spirit: but what of 31.Nc3
Oct-09-06  Bufon: 31 Nc5, what a blunder!
Dec-04-06  S.Brew: is white`s 10.a4 a move too late? Once a4`s played, hard for Black to get his queenside pawns launched?
Aug-06-07  willychess: Kaspy on shirov again
Apr-22-09  aazqua: Instead of Nc5 what would you suggest? The knight has no acceptable squares.
Jul-18-09  SultanofSpin: Nc5 is one of those moves which stands to remind us just how important it is to calculate at least three moves ahead for all considerations. Seems like Shirov blew the move without a second thought. Time pressure perhaps?
Aug-17-09  aazqua: I think these guys calculate a little more than 3 moves ahead.
Aug-26-09  jumgi: If 31.Nc3, ...d4 and the knight is out, and know black has a pawn in the sixth line
Jan-16-10  shreyaslathi: ppl here basic blunder is shirov Qc7 what noobs play rather than saving his bishop. maybe under time pressure last gasp effort to salvage game or anyways he will loose on time
Nov-17-17
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  plang: Shirov had played the Perenyi Attack (7 g4) a few months earlier against Topalov at Wijk aan Zee and had won a nice game; he did not try it against Kasparov. 9 a4!? is a very rare line (9 a3 is the most popular move). Kasparov avoided 10..d5 11 c3..e5 12 Nf3..bxc 13 Nxc3..d4 14 Nxd4..exd 15 Bxd4 with compensation for the piece and the type of position Shirov likes. Kasparov described 11..b3 as the "only move" keeping the c-file closed. 12 Nb4 was played in Lanka-Stohl Koszalin 1999 (White won - not included in this database); 12 Qxb3 was new. 18 Bf4? worked out poorly; better was 18 Bd2..Rc8 19 Nb4..Bf6 with a small edge for Black. 31 Nc5? lost quickly; a tougher defense would have been 31 Bg5..dxe 32 Bxd8..Rxd8 33 Rxe4 though Black would still likely win.
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