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Alexey Shirov vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
Linares (2002), Linares ESP, rd 9, Mar-04
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0



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Mar-03-06  Bobak Zahmat: Great win by Shirov.
May-24-06  suenteus po 147: I don't get Ivanchuk's final move. What was it supposed to accomplish? Why not simply take the bishop with 35...Rxc1?
Feb-20-07  suenteus po 147: Knowing what I know now about Ivanchuk, he probably made his last move in severe time trouble, therefore blundering his rook.
Feb-20-07  percyblakeney: Ivanchuk was winning until he blundered in time trouble. The Chessbase report on the game:

Feb-20-07  percyblakeney: It turns out that the very natural looking 35. ... Rxc1 would have lost after 36. Nxe5 with all kinds of complicated threats, but as the Chessbase report confirms Ivanchuk was down to a few seconds on the clock already when blundering away the win with 34. ... d4.

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