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Viswanathan Anand vs Alexey Shirov
Fujitsu Siemens Giants (2000) (rapid), Frankfurt, rd 9, Jun-22
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C11)  ·  1-0

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Jun-08-09  jmboutiere: strategically outplayed, bishop inactive (shirov),great strategy and final deflection 28Bf8 (Anand)
Jun-08-09  davegras: Awesome game. The black queen looks impotent over on the other side of the board. Great maneuvering by Anand.
Jun-08-09  chillowack: Beautiful game by Anand!

After 16.Ng5 Black might have kicked the knight with 16...h6, but in this case White would have had at least two promising sacrificial continuations from which to choose:

17.Ne6 Qe6 18.Bc4 dc 19.d5

or

17.Qh5 hxg5 18.hg and a mating net.

It takes a peculiar sort of wizardry to trap the legendary Shirov in such a tactical cage.

Oct-23-13  DrGridlock: Up to Black's move 11, this game repeats a game played 6 months earlier. See my comments on:

Anand vs Shirov, 2000

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