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Alexey Shirov vs Veselin Topalov
Advanced Chess (2001) (exhibition), Leon ESP, rd 1, Jun-08
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Peresypkin's Sacrifice (B33)  ·  1-0

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Jul-13-05  bomb the bishop: Great Game! I really enjoy this risky opening line
Mar-21-07  AdrianP: For more info on the opening 16. c3!! see my note at Naiditsch vs A Jakubiec, 2002
Dec-30-08  NelsonUnicorn: I've never been able to beat the sac as black
Dec-30-08  walker: <NelsonUnicorn> Nice to have you here!
May-27-18  sleepyirv: Shirov writes in Fire on the Board II that while preparing this line in early 2000 he reached the position on 15... Qxc7 and was completely unhappy that Black seems perfectly fine after 16. Nxc7 Kxc7. Hours of work between him and his trainer showed no line for a White advantage.

It was only during lunch where they made "some simple food and filled our glasses with some fine beer" that Shirov considered what would happen if White did not take the Queen but played instead 16. c3. The results of this beer-influenced analysis can be seen above.

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