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Alexey Shirov vs Emir Dizdarevic
36th Olympiad (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 12, Oct-27
Scandinavian Defense: Ilundain Variation (B01)  ·  0-1



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Nov-01-04  themindset: poor shirov! how embarrassing to lose against a Qd8 scandininavian, especially when black is rated 200 points less. too fancy for his pantsies.
Sep-13-09  notyetagm: <themindset: poor shirov! how embarrassing to lose against a <<<Qd8 scandininavian>>>, especially when black is rated 200 points less. too fancy for his pantsies.>

And this is Shirov's only White loss to the Scandinavian in the database, in the 3 ... ♕d5-d8?! line!

Apr-02-13  howlwolf: Somehow I always feel that people that play the scandanavian don't really understand chess; and it pisses me off if they then beat me with it. Shirov too, I imagine.
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  Gilmoy: <howlwolf: Somehow I always feel that people that play the scandanavian don't really understand chess> Quite right! You'd never see Gerard Welling play something that wacky!!

And if <3..Qd8> slow-boils, then <21..Kf8> fumes. A mere win does not suffice; White must win <brilliantly>. This being Shirov, he burns board down: <22.dxc5> invites the Q trade to set up <26.Nxf5>! (Not entirely joking: the loss of one R means Black loses both center files.)

Whoopsie -- f4 hangs because somebody's combo blocked g2. c3 a small problem, until it's a big one. Crestfallen.

Nov-28-19  LuckyLuke94: #howlwolf
Night before this game both Shirov and Dizdarevic were sitting at the hotel bar and Shirov was telling Dizdarevic that he should go and prepare for tomorrows game, Dizdarevic told him that he isn't worried and that he will play something that will baffle Shirov.So this mind playing at it's finest, he destroyed him. Dizdarevic and him played 5 times so I don't think this is by accident in tournament in Sarajevo Shirov should have lost again but the clock on that tournament were old not digital so Dizdarevic couldn't see the clock so he didn't want to gamble and accepted a draw from Shirov.
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  Honza Cervenka: 30.Rxe6 fxe6 31.Re3 was worth of attention.

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