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Yasser Seirawan vs Alexey Shirov
Buenos Aires Najdorf (1993), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 2, Apr-??
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  0-1



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Sep-15-09  jmboutiere: from notyetagm discovered attackA great example of a <discovered attack> is Shirov's 32 ... Bd6-f4! from the game Seirawan v. Shirov Buenos Aires 1993 listed below. By unmasking the Black d5-queen, Black threatens 33 ... QxQ. By moving his dark-squared bishop to f4 where it attacks the undefended White e3-bishop, Black also threatens to play 33 ... BxB+. White has no defense to these twin threats since 33 QxQ is refuted by the <zwischenschach> 33 ... BxB+! and only then re-capturing the White queen (34 ... pxQ or 34 ... BxQ).

The position after the blunder 32 Qd8-d7?? and right before Shirov's winning <discovered attack> 32 ... Bd6-f4! is shown below.

Jan-30-13  vinidivici: My, my!!!

32.Qd7 is a terrible blunder from Seirawan,
For prevent black 32...Bf4 , white just need move his king 32.Kg2 has a big chance to draw. Shirov also made some vague moves in this game, but the move which is near mistake is 23...Bxf8?!

To capture the knight 23...Kxf8! would make sure a bigger chance to win for black.


24.Bf4 e3!!

25.Bxd6 (yes, let the opponent take the bishop and check the king!!, white would get the impending karma soon) Kg8

26.Qxe3 Qd5 (this is the point)

27.Kf1/Kf2 (same results, this is forced to avoid mate, but the retaliation would be fulfilled after queen takes the white rook)....0-1

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