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Alexey Shirov vs Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman
European Club Cup (2008), Kallithea GRE, rd 7, Oct-23
Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Variation (D16)  ·  1-0

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Oct-24-08  tal lover: beatiful end!!! 24...Qxa4 25.Ra1 Qb5 26.Nc6 Qc5 27.Ne7+ Kh8 28.Qxa8... Really amazing what Shirov saw when he played 23.b4

Really beatiful

Oct-24-08
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  luzhin: Yes, and 23...Nxa4 24.b5 Qa5 25.Nc6 would have been a comical finish.
Oct-26-08  notyetagm: <tal lover: beatiful end!!! 24...Qxa4 25.Ra1 Qb5 26.Nc6 Qc5 27.Ne7+ Kh8 28.Qxa8... Really amazing what Shirov saw when he played 23.b4

Really beatiful>

Holy crap! Now I see the point.

(VAR) 28 ?


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(VAR) 28 ♕f3x♖a8!


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The unkind point being 28 ... ♖f8x♕a8?? <deflection from f7> 29 ♘d6xf7#.


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Shirov saw all of that when he played 23 b3-b4. Egads!!!!

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