chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Teimour Radjabov vs Alexey Shirov
Turin Olympiad (2006), Turin ITA, rd 9, May-30
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. Alapin Gambit (C69)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 30 times; par: 62 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 24 more Radjabov/Shirov games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
May-31-06  percyblakeney: Impressive win by Radjabov. Shirov could have survived a little longer with 36. ... Kh7 but it would only have worked for a couple of moves. After 37. e6 Nf8 38. Bb6 Qa8 39. Rd5 white threatens the simple Ra5 catching the unfortunately placed queen:


click for larger view

Saving it through 39. ... Qa6 40. Qxa6 bxa6 41. Rd8 would leave black a rook down instead (as would playing Qa6 a move earlier).

May-31-06  percyblakeney: In the line played in the game 37. ... Rg7 doesn't work. White just takes twice on g6 followed by Qe6+:


click for larger view

Jun-05-06  notyetagm: Radjabov plays 13 b4 cxb4 14 d4! like he is playing the Wing Gambit against the French or Sicilian, gaining control of the center at the cost of a flank b-pawn.
Jun-05-06  suenteus po 147: It's hard not to like a game like this between two very sharp players. "Impressive" indeed :) And something tells me from this game that Radjabov is only going to get better as time progresses.
Jun-05-06  Whitehat1963: Beautiful. Radjabov kills another giant.
Jun-05-06  suenteus po 147: <Radjabov kills another giant.> In this game, yes, but they've tussled before, with Radjabov winning earlier games too. However, their lifetime score together suggests Shirov still possesses the edge, if only for a little while.
Oct-08-09  WhiteRook48: 39...Nh7 also loses because it exposes the c8-rook
Dec-08-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gilmoy: The odd Kh6 and Rg6# threat is reminiscent of Hoi vs Gulko, 1988. Again we must lure a Black piece onto h7 to block the last flight square: 39..Rh7 40.Qxf8+ Rg7[] 41.Rgxg6+ Kh7 42.Rh6#.
Jul-10-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: Thank you Qindarka!

'Champions of the New Millennium' by Lubomir Ftacnik, Danny Kopec and Walter Shawn Browne.

Game Collection: Champions -New Millennium (Ftacnik/Kopec/Browne)

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. Alapin Gambit
from SPANISH EXCHANGE by gambitfan
master of defence's favorite games
by master of defence
Radja makes it look easy
from Great players play and win with the RLE by technical draw
Impressive win by Radjabov
from 2006 Chess Olympiad by chessmoron
Game 23
from Champions -New Millennium (Ftacnik/Kopec/Browne) by Qindarka
Best Chess Games of All Time
by JoseTigranTalFischer
Spanish Game: Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 1-0 Impressive
from Spanish Fredthebear C66s by fredthebear
Best Chess Games of All Time
by Timothy Glenn Forney
39...Rh7 40.Qxf8+!! Rxf8 41.Rgxg6++
from Attacking the King and the Kings of the attack. by syracrophy
Spanish Game: Exchange. Alapin Gambit (C69) 1-0 Impressive
from RLC Round Up by Fredthebear by fredthebear
Positional Themes
by Del ToRo
CLUB Line (white): Ruy Lopez
by lomez
Fire on Board 4: Self-Immolation
by arkansaw
Ruy Lopez
by KingG
Teimour Radjabov`s Selected Games
by Jafar219
Positional Themes
by Miguel Medina
CLUB Line (white): Ruy Lopez
by Patca63
Best Chess Games of All Time
by 3sun3moon

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC