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Alexey Shirov vs Loek van Wely
Bundesliga (2002/03), Germany, rd 10, Oct-19
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  1-0



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May-25-09  notyetagm: Wow, no comments on this *brilliant* Shirov game, which came in 2nd in the Informator Best Games voting.
May-25-09  notyetagm: 16 ♘c3-d5

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This is *exactly* the kind of position you do *not* want Shirov (White) to have: lots of active White pieces playing against a "centralized" Black king.

May-25-09  notyetagm:
May-25-09  Jim Bartle: Typical dizzying position for Shirov on the attack.

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