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Alexander Grischuk vs Alexey Shirov
Tal Memorial (2006), Moscow RUS, rd 7, Nov-14
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  1-0



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Nov-14-06  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 7...e5?! which invites f4!, 7..Ng6 continues to develop, with every promise of a Black advantage. With 12 Nxf7 Grischuk plays in the style of Shirov, making Shirov uncomfortable. When this is done on purpose, it is a classic psychological tactic, employing the opponent's own weapons against him.It probably succeeds often as well.
Nov-14-06  Confuse: Nice attack by Grischuk. Although its probably too late for him to win the tournament (?) hes making a come back. Carlsen might need to slow down a little bit.
Nov-14-06  shintaro go: The position after move 37 just looks funny. Grischuk sacrificed a minor piece for an overwhelming pawnstorm on the queenside, which Shirov in the end couldn't stop.
Nov-14-06  s4life: <Carlsen might need to slow down a little bit> At -2 I don't think he's exactly going in the fast lane...
Nov-15-06  Nezhmetdinov: tal lives in this game
Nov-15-06  suenteus po 147: This is quite a game to play through! Too bad I missed it when it was happening live. It's also a shame that Shirov had to lose to an assault he was used to giving more often than receiving.
Jun-14-07  dabearsrock1010: I like that fat line of pawnsafter the 33rd many squares just totally owned when you have that many pawns on a line
Jun-14-07  Open Defence: < Nezhmetdinov: tal lives in this game > actually you could say Nezhmetdinov lives in this game
Jul-20-07  alexandrovm: and with the black pieces...this game is superb!
Jul-20-07  alexandrovm: <suenteus po 147: This is quite a game to play through! Too bad I missed it when it was happening live. It's also a shame that Shirov had to lose to an assault he was used to giving more often than receiving.> yes! Like this one: Shirov vs Grischuk, 2000
Sep-21-07  Paladin88doug: Why say Tal or Nehtzmedinov lives? Grischuk is an extraordinary and original player who doesn't deserve to be compared to anyone else...I see him play, and I can tell he has his own style.
Sep-21-07  whatthefat: Wow.. Could Shirov have drawn the ending?
Oct-07-07  refutor: this is one Tal could be proud of

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