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Alexey Shirov vs Alan Dunn
Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006), Gibraltar, rd 3, Jan-26
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Modern System (E97)  ·  1-0



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Jan-28-06  Bobsterman3000: Why can't Shirov play like this against Kasparov?


Apr-19-06  TylerD: Easy question.
The answer: because Kasparov is not playing like Dunn...
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  Open Defence: An attack on both wings .. nice
Apr-20-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Forgive me for my ignorance, but what's wrong with 28...dxe5 here?
Apr-20-06  AlexandraThess: <EmperorAtahualpa> In my view nothing wrong:) But probably Dunn was frightened by the fact that he is playing against 2700 player. After 28...dxe5 29.Bxe5 Qxd1 30.Bxf6+ Nxf6 31.Rxfd1 Bd6 - black has better position in view of the advanced defended passed pawn.
Apr-20-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Efxaristo, <AlexandraThess>. Yeah, I was thinking something along that line too!

Still, if Dunn was afraid of playing against a 2700 player, you don't make your game any better by giving up your knight.. so 28...Bg7 is a very weird move!

Apr-20-06  stanleys: And what about 28...dxe5 29.Be3,guys?After exchanging the queens,white can play Rd8 threatening Rxc8
Apr-20-06  AlexandraThess: Hey <stenleys>, I am waiting for the photo of Moro's girlfriend :)
Apr-20-06  slavyi: AlexandraThess, I don't really think that the bishop blockade on d6 could last for more than a move. And once it goes done (the bishop would have to move after i.e. Nb5), black would have to lose a piece. And in my opinion this was the reason why Dunn would rather not open the d-file and exchange qeens.It is true that black has two protected passed pawns, but white has already a pawn on the 7th rank and one on the 6th and white has all his pieces active on the queen side, so it is just a metter of time and some skill to queen one of these pawns or at least win a piece or two in exchange for them.
Apr-20-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <stanleys> Hmm....I don't see any refutation to that idea so I guess it can work! Still, I doubt giving up the knight is a better alternative..

Did anyone check this with a computer?

Apr-20-06  AlexandraThess: <EmperorAtahualpa> I have not,because I had to format my hard drive early in the morning and now i can't find where is my disc with Fritz!!!

<slavyi> Well I am mathematician so give me exemplary variant! Words cannot persuade me:)

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  Peligroso Patzer: <EmperorAtahualpa> Fritz (7) came up with the following continuation analyzing a hypothetical 28. ... dxe5 by Black: 29. Be3 Qxd1 30. Rfxd1 Rg7 31. Rd8 (1.50).
Apr-20-06  stanleys: Wow I did as well as Fritz and Shirov?!Please don't wake me up!
Apr-20-06  stanleys: I found it Alexandra :
Apr-20-06  AlexandraThess: <stanleys>Thanks. I don't like her very much. And she doesn't seem to understand anything about chess.
Apr-20-06  Shajmaty: <Peligroso Patzer: Fritz (7) came up with the following continuation analyzing a hypothetical 28. ... dxe5 by Black: 29. Be3 Qxd1 30. Rfxd1 Rg7 31. Rd8 (1.50)> 28... dxe5 also looses, since white is winning with the line you (well, Fritz) show: 31... Be7; 32. Rxc8! or 31... Bb4; 32. Nb5! Black should have played 27... Nh5!
Apr-20-06  EmperorAtahualpa: What does that picture have to do with this game?
Apr-21-06  stanleys: I expected such a reaction from Alexandra:)

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