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Alexey Shirov vs Valerij Ivanovich Zhuravliov
Riga (1983)
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0

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Sep-30-07  pawnofdoom: AMAZING play by 11-year-old Shirov! Starting move 19, he plays a big series of sacs, and at move 20 three pieces were hanging at once, none of which could be taken without losing. I'm surprised no one else has kibitzed here before
Dec-11-08
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  whiteshark: "Being 11 years old I liked, of course, to play directly against the enemy king." Shirov on <14.Re3>


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Aug-09-09  shakespeare: hard to imagine a more brute force attack
but to write "Being 11 years old I liked, of course, to play directly against the enemy king." ???

what did he attack almost 20 jears later - e.g.
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990

has this been the brother of the king?

Dec-10-09  BobbyDigital80: In Fire On Board Shirov gives this line: 20...fxg6 21.Rxe7 exd4 22.Qd5+ Kf8 23.Qxd4 Kxe7 24.Qg7+ Bf7 25.Re1+ Kd6 26.Qxf7 Qxc2 27.Qe7+ Kc7 28.Nd4 and says White is winning. This is untrue. After 28...Qd2 all White can hope for is a draw.
Sep-29-11  LIFE Master AJ: First game - in his book - "Fire on Board." (#1)

Its hard to believe, Shirov was barely 11 years old when this was played.

Sep-29-11  Nilsson: In the line fg6 21.Re7 ed4 2.Qd5 Kf8 23.Qd4 Ke7 24 Qg7 Bf7 25.Re1 Kd6 26.Qf7 Qc2 White have the smashing 27.Qf4 Kd5 28.Qg5 Kd6 29.Nd4 But black has 21.Qd6 instead of ed4 and he can fight. /JN
Aug-14-12  torrete64: I'm in my 30's and my guess-a-move score is 40 out of par 41. Great play by 11 yr old shirov :-)
Aug-18-13  Katlego: good game by 11 year old shirov,this is really FiRe On BoArD.
Jul-17-18
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  GrahamClayton: <BobbyDigital80> In Fire On Board Shirov gives this line: 20...fxg6 21.♖xe7 exd4 22.♕d5+ ♔f8 23.♕xd4 ♔xe7 24.♕g7+ ♗f7 25.♖e1+ ♔d6 26.♕xf7 ♕xc2 27.♕e7+ ♔c7 28.♘d4 and says White is winning. This is untrue. After 28...♕d2 all White can hope for is a draw.

<BobbyDigital80>, I agree - 29. ♘b5+ ♔c8 30. ♘d6+ ♔c7+ 31. ♘b5+ with perpetual check seems to be Shirov's best option

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