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Alexey Shirov vs Boris Gelfand
Tal Memorial (2006), Moscow RUS, rd 8, Nov-15
Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Variation (D17)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-16-06  alicefujimori: Looks like Gelfand decided to play what his good friend Kramnik played against Topalov in the WCC earlier. Shirov tried to deviate by playing another line but the simple 11...Nfd7, instead of the previously played 11...Nh5 allowed black to equalize without trouble. I am a little disappointed at Shirov's performance in this tournament. I thought he could finally make a comeback, but I guess Shirov is not ready for one yet. Hopefully, the old Shirov will be back at Corus.

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