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Levon Aronian vs Alexey Shirov
Tata Steel Group A (2011), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 9, Jan-25
Queen's Gambit Declined: Cambridge Springs Variation (D52)  ·  1-0

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Jan-25-11  Marmot PFL: 40...Qd2 is interesting, and evidently should have drawn, but 40...Rc1 looks even better. 41 Qxc1 Rxc1 42 Qxa2 fxe5 43 Rxa5 (Ng2? b3 wins) Rxe1 with at least a draw for black.
Jan-25-11
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  Eyal: Apparently Shirov could still draw had he played <48...a4!> straight away - 49.Nxb2 a3 50.Nd3 a2!; but after the insertion of 48.R8f7? 49.Qb5!, 51...a2 would lose to 52.Nxf2 a1=Q 53.Qe8+, winning the rook on f7 and remaining a piece up.
Jan-25-11
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  perfidious: It's unfortunate for White that 5....Nbd7 takes all the fun away which he hopes to get after either 5....h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 or 5....dxc4, by leading the game back into normal lines of the QGD.
Jan-25-11  notyetagm: Aronian vs Shirov, 2011

24 ?


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24 ♖d1-d5! <interference: c5,h5>


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24 ♖d1-d5! is a *beautiful* tactical shot by Aronian, on the theme of <INTERFERENCE>. 24 ♖d1-d5! both attacks the undefended Black h5-queen *and* <BLOCKS THE GUARD LINE> from the Black h5-queen to the loose Black c5-knight that Her Majesty is protecting.

24 ... ♗e6x♖d5 25 ♕b6x♘c5 <pin: h6>


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After 24 ... ♗e6x♖d5 25 ♕b6x♘c5, Aronian then uses a <PIN AGAINST AN UNDEFENDED PIECE>, the <UNDEFENDED> Black h5-queen, to win material.

<REINFLED/CHERNEV: <<<UNDEFENDED PIECES ARE THE BASIS OF COMBINATIONS!!!>>>>

<REINFLED/CHERNEV: <<<UNDEFENDED PIECES ARE THE BASIS OF COMBINATIONS!!!>>>>

<REINFLED/CHERNEV: <<<UNDEFENDED PIECES ARE THE BASIS OF COMBINATIONS!!!>>>>

Jan-25-11  notyetagm: Game Collection: UNDEFENDED PIECES ARE THE BASIS OF COMBINATIONS

Aronian vs Shirov, 2011 24 Rd1-d5! interference, 25 Qb6xNc5 pin against undef h5-queen

Jan-25-11  notyetagm: Today at Tata Steel Chess Group A:

Aronian vs Shirov, 2011

24 ?


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24 ♖d1-d5! <interference: c5,h5 @ d5>


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24 ... ♗e6x♖d5 25 ♕b6x♘c5 <pin: h5>


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Last year at Corus A:

Anand vs Shirov, 2010

54 ?


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54 ♖d6-d5! <interference: a6,e5 @d5>


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54 ... ♗e6x♖d5 55 ♕d4x♘e5 1-0 <pin: a5>


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It's deja vu all over again. :-)

Looks like Shirov needs to work on his <INTERFERENCE> tactic and be more careful of White rooks landing on the d5-square. :-)

Jan-25-11  muratski: I think it's interesting that both players weren't all that great in the endgame.Several inaccuracies should have easily led to a draw especially on this level you'd think. Aronian's 44th h4 could've been punished by a4 indeed as <Eyal> mentioned.
Jan-26-11
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  Eyal: To elaborate a bit on the drawing line I've mentioned: 48...a4! 49.Nxb2 a3 50.Nd3 a2 51.Qa6 Rd2! (threatening to take the knight, since the queen has to watch the a-pawn) 52.Nb4 h5! and White can't all at once hold on to the knight, keep an eye on the a-pawn, and defend against the mating theats - 53.Nxa2 Rff2 54.Qa8+ (54.g4?? Rf3#) 54...Kh7 55.g4 etc.
Jan-26-11
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  Albertan: I have analyzed the gamegid=1604522 using the program Hiarcs 13.2 MP (multiprocessor) on my computer for 2 hours and posted this analysis to my blog using the program Chessviewer Deluxe. A direct link to this analysis is:

http://albertan1956.blogspot.com/20...

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