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Peter Leko vs Alexey Shirov
Tilburg Fontys (1996), Tilburg NED, rd 1, Oct-11
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Neo-Archangelsk Variation (C78)  ·  0-1



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  plang: One of the first games in this variation where black developed his bishop on g4 rather than b7; very logical idea. Rest of the game not that exciting unless you are trying to improve your Q & P endings
Feb-06-06  who: An improvement on Leko's play is 66.Kf1 (found by Fritz) with white winning back the pawn.
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  plang: Yes, that looks loke a good move. Shirov doesn't mention that. I wish that players spent more time writing about the "technical" part of the game. Most of their effort seems to go into the opening and early middle game.
Jun-14-06  steamroller: According to Shirov, 62... Qe7 was a mistake. He missed a forced win with 62... Qg4+ 63 Qf3 (or else the e4 pawn hangs) Qe6 and black wins the c4 pawn and the game.

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