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Alexey Shirov vs Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava
"Shi Bop" (game of the day Mar-16-2014)
Chess Olympiad (2010), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 10, Oct-01
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Variation (B12)  ·  1-0

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Oct-01-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  luzhin: 28...Nb8 does seem to be asking for it -- especially against Shirov!
Oct-02-10  kingsindian2006: this tourney is gonna take weeks to find all the gems being played... great tourney
Oct-04-10  Xeroxx: Absolutely brilliant.
Oct-04-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this brilliant win:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv0m...

Oct-10-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: Shirov's Best Games
Jan-18-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Wow, Jaba-the-Hurt!
Nov-18-11  qqdos: A great game - judged, by quite a margin, Best Game of Volume 110 of Chess Informant in the current Volume 111. Poor Jobava was also on the receiving end of the 4th game - Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 with his slightly leaky Caro-Kann!
Mar-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: It seems the clocks have gone forward already in the great big state o' Texas. It's another fortnight for us, I think.
Mar-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Last week was the moment of truth here in the States.
Mar-16-14  Doniez: The moment of truth? Related to what? Chess?
Mar-16-14  waustad: Daylight savings time.
Mar-16-14  goodevans: More empirical evidence for the law of reciprocal proportionality between the quality of the games and their puns.
Mar-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  iking: gutsy win by Shirov ....
Mar-16-14  RedShield: Is this lousy pun week?
Mar-16-14  goldenbear: There was a period in 1986 when Jerry Garcia had slipped into coma that Cyndi Lauper kept American music together :)
Mar-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: I guess it's understandable that nobody wants to talk about the game. What can you say about it that doesn't require a week of analysis or Houdini on steroids? For example, here's the position after <21...g6>:


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Looks like the Immortal Misprint Game. How did that pawn get to h7? The first half of the game looks like one of those you played after first learning the moves and still weren't sure about some of the rules. Yet, it's played between two top grandmasters at an important event.

It reminds me of the Nakamura game we had a couple of days ago. Everything seems random until suddenly tactics show up and ruthless calculation becomes the order of the day.

This is how computers play, and how they are influencing the game today. I'm not talking about solving chess with the 32-man tablebase--that may not be physicalle possibly, and won't matter much in practical human play even if it is.

What computers are teaching is that precise calculation can justify a whole range of ideas and possibilities that are not dreamt of in our philosophy. Positions can be judged on their actual merit instead of conforming to a set of general principles. This was the lesson taught by the "Dynamic School of Soviet Chess" in the 1930s and 1940s, repackaged in a form they couldn't have conceived of.

Mar-16-14
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  perfidious: <goodevans: More empirical evidence for the law of reciprocal proportionality between the quality of the games and their puns.>

As if any were needed.

Mar-16-14  RedShield: I would have gone with <Baadur Bing, Baadur Boom>.
Mar-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Phony Benoni....Positions can be judged on their actual merit instead of conforming to a set of general principles. This was the lesson taught by the "Dynamic School of Soviet Chess" in the 1930s and 1940s, repackaged in a form they couldn't have conceived of.>

In my youth, I read, inter alia, more than one Reinfeld work, plus <The Soviet School of Chess>.

Lots of purple prose at both ends of the spectrum, but as you say, concrete appraisal of position trumps dogmatism, and there is nothing more valuable to a player of any strength than the ability to think for oneself.

This was, in my opinion, an area where Lasker ultimately demonstrated his superiority over Tarrasch.

Mar-16-14  nimh: Lasker to Steinitz and Philidor regarding chess ideas is what Machiavelli is to Aristotle and Plato regarding political theory.

hat's what once suddenly occurred to me.

Mar-16-14
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  Check It Out: <RedShield> Submit your puns here: Pun Submission Page then you can stop with the complaints and never-rans.

I much prefer high-quality games like this one here with mediocre puns than so-called quality puns with mediocre games.

Mar-17-14
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  kevin86: Powerful win by Shirov!
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