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Sergei Tiviakov vs Alexey Shirov
Corus Group A (2010), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 3, Jan-18
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation. Traditional (B25)  ·  0-1

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Jan-18-10
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  Mateo: Another very good game for Shirov and 3/3.
Jan-18-10
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Congratulations, Mr. Shirov. Will we switch to another game? I'd like to see everyone's feedback on Smeets-Ivanchuk.
Jan-18-10
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  Domdaniel: The curse of the <long think> strikes again -- all that time, and Tiviakov played the horrible 24.Qh6.
Jan-18-10  Ulhumbrus: <An Englishman: Good Evening: A King hunt where the hunter isn't down material? Seems rather unfair. > That is because there is more to the story than that. The White Queen has been greedy.
Jan-18-10
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  vonKrolock: Just 'en passant' here... good choice for live coverage, and now in the end we can enjoy a <Bristol>♖e1-♕d1/a1-♖b1 in real OTB
Jan-18-10
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  tpstar: <chessgames.com> Thanks for the live broadcast. =)

Shirov on a roll. This was a pretty sharp line as Black, with definite risk, but he finished it off powerfully.

Jan-18-10  cludi: I believe Shirov was very lucky here.
Tiviakov had an easy draw with 22.Qe5, but he obviously wanted more and eventually got less...!
Jan-18-10  AdrianP: Lack of coordination is what did for Tiviakov. Compare Black's pieces to White's at, say, move 24.
Jan-18-10  Marmot PFL: It looks as if Carlsen will win as well, and then the Corus winner will already be down to 3 players.
Jan-18-10  Rawprawn: Bad day for white all round.
Jan-18-10  pulsar: Way to go, GM Shirov. May this start your comeback!
Jan-18-10  notyetagm: <AdrianP: <<<Lack of coordination>>> is what did for Tiviakov. Compare Black's pieces to White's at, say, move 24.>

24 ?


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Exactly.

I made the comment on ICC that you will rarely see a GM have *less* <PIECE COORDINATION> than White did in this game.

Jan-18-10  Ulhumbrus: Suppose that instead of 21 Ra4 White plays 22 Bb2 Qe3 23 Ra5. Then one way for Black to lose is by 23...Bd5? 24 Rxd5! exd5 25 Re2 pinning and winning Black's Queen.
Jan-18-10  hedgeh0g: Tiviakov = Bond villain.
Jan-18-10  NakoSonorense: Hey, where's the dancing rook with Shirov's face?
Jan-18-10  chessic eric: <hedgeh0g: Tiviakov = Bond villain.> hahahaha!
Jan-18-10  shakespeare: just took a look on the game - does Shirov want to attack the queen and the rook of Tiviakov with his king???
Jan-18-10  shakespeare: ups - other way aroung of course :-)
Jan-18-10  zanshin: Amazing how quickly White's position fell apart after <24.Qh6 Bxg2+>. Great play by Shirov.
Jan-18-10
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  chancho: Alexei is in good form. Hope he can keep it up.
Jan-18-10
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  chessgames.com: Thanks to everyone for your participation and comments. Round 4 will be tomorrow at 7:30 AM Eastern/USA time. Hope to see you then.
Jan-18-10  talisman: congratulations alexeeeiiiii!
Jan-18-10
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  whiteshark: Game of the Day, me thinks.
Jan-18-10  messachess: This would definitely appear to be the Shirov of old, wouldn't it?
Jan-18-10  Ulhumbrus: My last message corrected. Suppose that instead of 21 Ra4 White plays 21 Bb2 Qe3 22 Ra5. Then one way for Black to lose is by 22...Bd5? 23 Rxd5! exd5 24 Re2 pinning and winning Black's Queen.
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