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Garry Kasparov vs Alexey Shirov
Russia - The Rest of the World (2002) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 4, Sep-09
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation (B12)  ·  1-0



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Sep-10-02  bishop: I believe Shirov should not have allowed 7.c5, which gained Kasparov space early in the game.
Sep-04-03  Brian Watson: That v-formation of white pawns can be subject to a piece sacrifice at c5, winning two or sometimes three pawns for the piece (as was attempted in this game).
Apr-06-05  notyetagm: I really like Kasparov's 12 g4 and 13 h4. Since White has a space advantage on the queenside and in the center, Black is trying to gain some space on the kingside with 10 h6 and 11 g5 but Kasparov challenges him with his 12th and 13th moves. Why not control the whole board and constrict your opponents pieces if you can?
Apr-06-05  Abaduba: <notyetagm>
You sound like Silman- have you read his books?
It's impressive how Kasparov goes to such great effort to control the entire board where a weaker player, unable to handle the complications involved, would be happy with just the Q-side and the central "vee".
Apr-07-05  notyetagm: < Abaduba: <notyetagm> You sound like Silman- have you read his books? >

I'll take that as a compliment. Sounding like an IM is not too shabby for a non-titled player like myself.

Jun-15-07  BlackNightmare: shirov didnt expect kaspy to give the piece back right away in fact it even allowed him to play the magnificent bishop f6
Apr-22-09  aazqua: Kasparov just destroys Shirov again. 18 bf6 was a real wake up call. As was 21 nf3. Hard to think of a more pathetic creature than that knight on g8.
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  Richard Taylor: Kasparov won but Shirov helped him - actually he played well mostly. Kasparov's position wasn't that good. His V formation was subject to undermininng...
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  Richard Taylor: I just realised Shirov's knight was trapped on g8! So he was probably lost...perhaps earlier he could have played Nc8...
Mar-11-15  bennyvsfischer: 17...Nc5 was good call for shirov...

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