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Alexey Shirov vs Miguel Illescas Cordoba
Ciudad de Pamplona (2006), Pamplona ESP, rd 7, Dec-29
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Classical Variation Paulsen Variation (B85)  ·  1-0



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Dec-30-06  russep: wow this was a wild game
Dec-30-06  suenteus po 147: Lots of fire here, but overall this was not Shirov's best tournament. These two have a lot of history together (OTB) as well.
Dec-31-06  TylerD: For me, one of the best games this whole year.
Intuitional play in the best meaning of the word.
I love the provocative decision to launch the kingside pawns after having castled kingside himself - before the opponent has even castled at all! Breaking the "rules" of positional, strategical chess without thinking twice - and getting away with it! Play through this game slowly; lots of intensity, not only with the d5-sacrifice; but all along. Such will to attack at any price is seldom seen at this level. For me, this game proved that Sjirov is worthy of getting invited to the big ones next year. Inspiring stuff.
Dec-31-06  malthrope: Got to ditto the remarks previously made this game is an outstanding chess battle! In which 'wild' could easily be construed as an understatement! ;-)

Be sure to also check out GM Sergei Shipov's website 'Crestbook' where this chess game is analyzed with no less than 18 diagrams! ~lol~ //

Really good to see the Shirov magic in action... Amazing stuff! :-)

PS: The other decisive game from the last round #7 'Morozevich vs. Korneev' is also analyzed but only gets 12 diagrams... Another amazing chess game as well!

Jan-01-07  herby rawley: is there an english translation of crestbook ????????? or has anyone else published annotations in english
what doomed illescas????????????????
Feb-15-07  MyriadChoices: Black moves his DSB once in this game.

It's his final move.

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