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Alexey Shirov vs Levon Aronian
Tal Memorial (2010), Moscow RUS, rd 7, Nov-11
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-10-10
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  whiteshark: Incredible, this is not the first time, or is it?
Nov-10-10  Eyal: The record between those two doesn't bode too well for Shirov: 4-0 to Aronian and 11 draws in classical games since 2006.
Nov-10-10  Marmot PFL: We get to see if Aronian wants to vary from the Marshall, and if Shirov has any improvements.
Nov-10-10  MindCtrol9: If the record 4-0 and 11 draws,it would not be a surprise of another victory or draw for Aronian.Don't you think?
Nov-10-10  twinlark: If Aronian wins, this will be his fifth victory against poor old Shirov.
Nov-10-10
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  Peligroso Patzer: My favorite game between these two players was played four years ago in the 2006 edition of the Tal Memorial:

Shirov vs Aronian, 2006

With 48. … Ke8! (in reply to 48. Kg6-g7) in the following position


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... Aronian found a winning idea I had first since illustrated in the following puzzle (<Black> to move and win):


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(The only winning move is: 1. ... Rh8!)

Nov-10-10  pulsar: Based on <CG> database, this is the seventeenth game between the two. Surely there are other games out there, and about time Shirov improves his score.
Nov-11-10  capatal: Aronian might give us a taste of his quality here.
Nov-11-10  Noll: <Peligroso Patzer> In your puzzle you need another white pawn somewhere on the h-file, let's say on h6. Otherwise black can march the king to b2 and win.
Nov-11-10  malthrope: Well, I'm looking forward to this 'live' broadcast! Fire on board? We shall see! ;)

<Peligroso Patzer: My favorite game between these two players was played four years ago in the 2006 edition of the Tal Memorial: [...]>

Many thanks for sharing that previous game between Shirov & Aronian (TM 2006 edition) & positions <Peligroso Patzer>... :) It's the kind of stuff that Chess dreams are made of! :P

- Mal

Nov-11-10  Bobby Fiske: <Peligroso Patzer> Thanks for sharing. Yes, that one is a beauty! If White king takes the rook on h8, black king traps him by moving up and down f7-f8, while waiting for the white pawns to conclude their sucide run on the queen side.
Nov-11-10
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  moronovich: <mal> Hi`- with marshall these days I am afraid it gonna be more board than fire ):
Nov-11-10
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  moronovich: But in Karjakin-Grischu we have the first sicilian in Moscow !
Nov-11-10  Eyal: The Marshall... Aronian didn't lose a single (classical) game with it in all his career; he also beat Shirov himself twice.

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Nov-11-10  Eyal: With 23.Bc2 (instead of Bf3) Shirov finally deviated from their Shirov vs Aronian, 2009 of last year.
Nov-11-10  Ulhumbrus: I seem to have missed the beginning again. The time is now 12.12pm in the UK. Did this game begin a little over two hours ago?
Nov-11-10  ReikiMaster: A draw in 10 minutes? Hardly a theoretical breakthrough.
Nov-11-10  malthrope: <moronovich: <mal> Hi`- with marshall these days I am afraid it gonna be more board than fire ):>

Yep, a big grin appeared immediately on my face when I saw the opening position with 16 very fast moves already played and a Marshall on board. It wasn't the sheriff either! ~lol~

<moronovich: But in Karjakin-Grischu we have the first sicilian in Moscow !>

Saw that one too... Perhaps that one will be a real dog fight! :P

Nov-11-10  Eyal: No, it looks like Shirov declined Aronian's draw offer by repetition with 26.Qd1.
Nov-11-10  capatal: <If you would like to check all games in progress>: http://reports.chessdom.com/news-20...
Nov-11-10  Marmot PFL: The players continue their marshall discussion. In their game in Spain, which Aronian won, white played 23 Bf3, here he plays 23 Bc2.
Nov-11-10
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  whiteshark: <1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d4 Bd6 13. Re1 Qh4 14. g3 Qh3 15. Be3 Bg4 16. Qd3 Rae8 17. Nd2 Qh5 18. a4 Re6 19. axb5 axb5 20. Nf1 Bf5 21. Qd2 Bh3 22. Bd1 Qg6 23. Bc2 Qh5 24. Bd1 Qg6 25. Bc2 Qh5 26. Qd1 Bg4 27. Qd3 f5 28. Bd2 f4 29. Rxe6 Bxe6 30. Bd1> with both having 1h:42m on the clock
Nov-11-10
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  whiteshark: To much for the OE which has 10 games left after
<1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d4 Bd6 13. Re1 Qh4 14. g3 Qh3 15. Be3 Bg4 16. Qd3 Rae8 17. Nd2 Qh5 18. a4 Re6 19. axb5 axb5 20. Nf1>


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Nov-11-10  Eyal: Yeah, when top GMs play The Marshall nowadays they rarely start actually thinking before move 20 or even 25. The novelty has already been mentioned twice - on move 23 by White, deviating from their 2009 Bilbao game (which Shirov lost in 29 games)
Nov-11-10  Eyal: Another chance for repetition.
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