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Alexey Shirov vs Pentala Harikrishna
Aerosvit GM Tournament (2006), Foros UKR, rd 9, Jun-26
Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Variation (D17)  ·  1-0



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Jun-27-06  jmi: Poor Harikrishna.... Shirov obviously thot it was worth a go to play this as White instead... :)

L E Johannessen vs Shirov, 2004

Jun-28-06  Ybrevo: In my opinion this choice of opening is too risky for Black. There must be a better way to refute the 6. Ne5 line. Maybe 6. - Na6!? (as played in Kuzmin-Bagirov, Tashkent 1984). But still I think White has a clear edge.
Aug-23-06  LIFE Master AJ: Running behind ... again!

This is extremely tardy, but I hope that the old saying of "Better late than never," applies here. (

Jun-14-08  LIFE Master AJ: Please click on my link above .... to see this game annotated, (with a few diagrams as well).
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  Fusilli: Exciting game, and of theoretical relevance. Nice annotations, AJ, thank you.
Jun-25-09  sfeuler: No offense to AJ, but I find his annotations way too awkward, clumsy and just plain very hard to read through. Plus, they seem to be way to child-like in the explanations, almost like he's talking to a child. And there are just too many colors, shades of colors, shades of text, bold text, highlighted text, not to mention about a thousand too many ( ) [ ] *** --- ___ etc, etc, etc. I have over 200 chess books that I can easily read through without a board and without getting a headache.
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  Fusilli: <sfeuler> My take is that his annotations are meant to be lectures, and since most people taking chess lessons in the U.S. are kids, I would cut him some slack on the tone. In my case, I just went straight to the couple of questions I had about this game after looking at it (such as, what happens if Black tries to keep the piece with 21...Rg8?) and found his answer useful.
Jun-25-09  sfeuler: <Fusilli> Like I said, "no offense to AJ, but..." I didn't mean to sound like I was giving him a hard time. I just find his annotation style way too cumbersome for me. Others may not, but I do, just my opinion.

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