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Michael Adams vs Alexey Shirov
Linares (1997), Linares ESP, rd 4, Feb-07
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Neo-Archangelsk Variation (C78)  ·  1-0



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Feb-28-05  aw1988: Dvoretsky analyzes this game in an old Chesscafe column. Quite some interesting possibilities never discovered (at least previously).
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  plang: Good column by Dvoretsky. He really does great work. He analyses 20 Nf1 as being a lot stronger than 20 Ba3. Shirov presses for a win but blunders with 61..Nc3 (instead of 61..Kf5) and ends up losing. Adams king maneuver starting with 81 Ke6 is instructive.
Oct-09-17  whiteshark: REQUEST ANALYSIS

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1) +1.27 (31 ply) 20.Ba3 Rf7 21.Kf2 Rxg3 22.Kxg3 Bxf5 23.Rf1 g6 24.Re1 Nf6 25.Rd8+ Kg7 26.Bb2 g5 27.h4 Kg6 28.Bxf6 Kxf6 29.Rf1 h6 30.Rg8 b6 31.hxg5+ hxg5 32.b4 Ke7 33.Rc1 Kd6 34.Rxg5 Be4 35.Re1 Bd5 36.Re2 Kd7 37.Rd2 Ke7 38.Rg6 Rf6 39.Re2+ Be6 40.Rxf6 Kxf6

2) +0.65 (31 ply) 20.Bb2 Rxg3 21.hxg3 Bxf5 22.Re1 h5 23.Rde2 c5 24.Re7 Rf7 25.Re8+ Rf8 26.R1e7 Rxe8 27.Rxe8+ Kf7 28.Rc8 g6 29.Rxc7 b6 30.Kf2 Ke6 31.Rc6+ Kd5 32.Rc8 a5 33.Ke3 Bb1 34.a3 Bc2 35.b4 axb4 36.axb4 Bf5 37.bxc5 Nxc5

3) +0.54 (31 ply) 20.Kf2 Rfe8 21.Rd1 Rxg3 22.Kxg3 Bxf5 23.h3 Nf6 24.Bb2 Ne4+ 25.Kh2 Be6 26.Be5 Re7 27.Rd8+ Kf7 28.Rf1+ Kg6 29.Bb2 Bf7 30.Ba3 c5 31.Re1 b6 32.Bc1 a5 33.Rc8 a4 34.bxa4 Bxa2 35.Bf4 Bd5 36.Rxc7 Rf7 37.Rd1 Rxc7 38.Bxc7

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 8 v270317

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