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Michael Adams vs Alexey Shirov
Hrokurinn (2003), Reykjavic ISL, rd 7, Feb-25
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  0-1

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Mar-15-04  Whitehat1963: Amazing blunder at the end!
Mar-15-04  TrueFiendish: It was, but the threat of 37...Rxc4+ was too horrible anyway.
Mar-16-04  shr0pshire: It wasn't a blunder, it was a knight sack 32. .... Nd3+ that was the move that opened up the king, in order to let black go in and steal the game. After that white's pieces were simply over extended.
Mar-22-06  Mendrys: I think the blunder <Whitehat1963> was talking about was 37. Bxd4 allowing the immeditate mate. Interestingly enough, white may actually have the better position before the blunder. While black's position looks strong he has his own weaknesses, isolated pawns, king out in the open and his bishop has nowhere to go. If white had given back his material and gone on a counter attack the passer on the H file may have been decisive. For what it's worth Crafty gives the following analysis:

+0.45 37. Nd2 Kxf6 38. Bxd4 Qxd4 39. Qxc6+ Bd6 40. Qxd6+ Qxd6 41. Ne4+ Ke6 42. Nxd6 Kxd6 43. Rd1+ Kc6 44. Rf1 e4 45. h5

If 38.... cxd4 39. Qxc6+ Kf5 40. Qd7+ Kg6 41. Rg1+ Kf6 42. Rf1+ and black has to give up his queen for the rook. This is the resulting position:


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If 38....exd4 39. Qf2+ Kg7 40. Rg1+ and black must give up his queen for the Rook with 40....Qg6


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Good day all.

Jun-22-07  actionhero56: the sicilian is for patzers
Oct-13-07  xeroxmachine: I do belive that white has really good chances with 37. Rf2 or maybe even 37. Re6+!? followed by ...kxe6 38.Qg6+ or 38.Qg4+
May-14-09  WhiteRook48: 37 Bxd4???

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