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Alexey Shirov vs Krishnan Sasikiran
IFA Galaxis Blitz (2001) (blitz), Berlin GER, rd 2, Aug-31
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Delayed Keres Attack (B81)  ·  1-0



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Jul-12-03  mj29479: with this novelty move 7,g4 shirov put the young prodigy in some serious thought.i think this one of those games where both sides castled queen side.are thereany great games with this kind of scenario?
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  Sneaky: 7.g4 is no novelty; that's par for the course with the "Keres attack."

17.Nd5! is a pretty move; very thematic kind of move for this opening, I'm certain Shirov didn't have no look very hard before he found it.

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  AgentRgent: Can't Black hold out for a while with 17...Bxd5 18.exd5 Nd7 19.dxe6 Nxb6 20. Qxb6 gxf4
Jul-12-03  clocked: no black is toast after 21.Rd3
21... fxe6 22.Bd5 Rf6 23.Rc3+ Kd7 24.Bxb7
or 21...Bd8? 22.Rc3+ Bc7 23.e7 Re8 24.Qxd6
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  AgentRgent: Well 21. Rd3 is a problem.. Blacks king just has no mobility. What about 17...Bxd5 18.exd5 Nd7 19.dxe6 Nxb6 20. Qxb6 Qc7 first.. I don't think White wants to exchange even a pawn up because black will get breathing room. So perhaps it would go.. 22. Qa7 Qb8 (the threats on the back rank force black into a passive position and keep the initiative) 23. Qf2 Qc7... Black is still probably lost, but it certainly holds out longer than the move played.
Jul-14-03  skavoovie: This is the Perenyi Attack, the cousin ofthe Keres Attack. You will notice that the opening wass a Najdorf, not a Schveningen. It has been played many times by Shirov. I wonder what he had up his sleeve in the 7...e5 variation. It looked like a forced draw in Shirov-Polgar Dortmund 1996. There are many games in the Najdorf where Black will castle Queenside or just leave the king in the centre because the Kingside is too dangerous.

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