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Alexey Shirov vs Vladimir Kramnik
Shanghai Masters (2010), Shanghai CHN, rd 4, Sep-06
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch Variation (E20)  ·  1-0

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Sep-06-10  notyetagm: Shirov vs Kramnik, 2010

37 ... ?


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37 ... ♘d5-e7?? <intercept: d6>


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38 ♘e4-d6+ 1-0


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Game Collection: Do not *INTERCEPT* your own line pieces! 37 ... Nd5-e7?? blocks Black f8-bishop for 38 Ne4-d6+ 1-0

Black resigns as the continuation 38 ... ♔f7-g8 39 ♖c8x♗f8+! <desperado> ♔g8x♖f8 40 ♘d6x♖b5 sees him lose a whole piece.


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DO NOT INTERCEPT YOUR OWN LINE PIECES!
DO NOT INTERCEPT YOUR OWN LINE PIECES!
DO NOT INTERCEPT YOUR OWN LINE PIECES!

Sep-06-10  percyblakeney: Shirov has lots of wins against Kramnik, but this was the first in over 7.5 years.
Sep-06-10  notyetagm: <percyblakeney: Shirov has lots of wins against Kramnik, but this was the first in over 7.5 years.>

Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 is the famous one.

31 ... ♖e8-e4!!


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Sep-06-10
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  chancho: 37...Ne7?? Whoooboy!
Sep-06-10  Jambow: Kramnik fell on his sword at the end but the battle was already doomed at that point anyway.
Sep-06-10  ozmikey: Interesting opening. I've always preferred the 5...Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Nh5 line against the 4.f3 Nimzo, but this Benko-style sac certainly leads to a sharp game - it ended up looking more like a four pawns Alekhine Defence than a Nimzo!
Sep-07-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Sharp opening and game
Sep-07-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: Do not *INTERCEPT* your own line pieces!

Shirov vs Kramnik, 2010


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37 ... ♘d5-e7?? <intercept: d6>


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38 ♘e4-d6+ 1-0


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Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008


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79 ... ♔f6-e5?? <intercept: b8>


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80 b7-b8=♕ 1-0


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Sep-07-10  FISCHERboy: Kramnik might have been looking for a fork that he totally forgot his own defense. Was he in time trouble?
Sep-07-10  polarmis: Yes, they were both in deep time trouble.
Sep-07-10  Knightequila: Save the drunk king !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO SHIROV
Sep-07-10  Gogia: a Monday puzzle: 38.?
Sep-07-10
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  plang: Shirov played 4 f3 a lot early in his career.
Sep-07-10  FISCHERboy: 16...Bxe2 was considered OK by chess engines. According to some analysis, this was Black's only chance to rid himself of the e6 pawn and achieve a dynamic equality with 16...Bxe6! 17.0-0 (Or 17.Nxe6 Nxe6 18.0-0 d5 19.f5 Nc7 20.Be3) 17...d5 18.Be3.
Sep-15-10  Marmot PFL: A bit surprised Kramnik didn't play 4...d5, which I always thought was sound and seems to avoid much of these tactics.
Sep-17-10  The Rocket: <"Kramnik fell on his sword at the end but the battle was already doomed at that point anyway.">

You have clearly no idea what you are talking about.. the position was unclear at that point as shirov himself admitted

Sep-20-10  znsprdx: <e4d4: 37.d2 instead of Ne7 may have delayed the end for Black, but he was still worse> I actually let White queen in a fantasy variation ....and Black went on to win!! - but I am a patzer
Oct-03-10  Eisenheim: what's wrong with 22 Qxe6+ netting the rook and forcing a queen swap?
Oct-03-10  Eisenheim: <Eisenheim> - eisenheim, if you took more time analyze the board you would see that leads to: 22 ...Qxe6, 23 fxe6 Bc5+ and then mate. You really should spend more time thinking it through before you post, old chap. Even though I do find you occasionally insightful.
Oct-06-10  Eisenheim: <Eisenheim> - you should really be a lot nicer to Eisenheim, the chess forums are for people to learn at their own pace and if Eisenheim wants to blunder without deleting it, at least he has the courage to show his thought process to the world. As zany as that may be
Oct-06-10  I play the Fred: All right, this is getting ugly.

<Eisenheim>, I don't know what problems you and <Eisenheim> have had in the past, but the two of you shouldn't drag all of your dirty laundry here in front of all the other posters, including <Eisenheim>.

Reminds me of that nasty business from last fall between me and <I play the Fred>.

Oct-14-10  rapidcitychess: <Eisenhiem><I play the Fred>

LOL! That is hilarious.

I did the same thing here:

Spassky vs Seirawan, 1990

Feb-02-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: DO *NOT* INTERCEPT YOUR OWN LINES PIECES!

Shirov vs Kramnik, 2010 37 ... Nd5-e7?? blocks Black f8-bishop for 38 Ne4-d6+ 1-0

Oct-20-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: DO *NOT* INTERCEPT YOUR OWN LINES PIECES!
Aug-29-19
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  Korora: Who's a silly pony? Kramnik's ♘'s a silly pony!
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