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Alexey Shirov vs Suat Atalik
European Team Championship (2003), Plovdiv BUL, rd 1, Oct-11
French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation General (C16)  ·  1-0



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Apr-06-08  Avarus: 15.Nf5!! "excuse me, where did that come from?" 15..Qc4+ 16.Kf1 exf5 17.Qxf5 Nd7 18.e6 "How did he get that in?"

You have to give black some credit for "no respect" 10..Rh7

May-29-12  screwdriver: yea, the knight going to f5 seems like a cool move. Then of course the follow up.
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  plang: Shirov wasn't that familiar with the line with 6..b6 and acknowledged after the game that 9 Qd1 would have been stronger. 11 Bg5 was a new move; 11 a4 had been played in two previous games. 12..Qa5?! was an oversight not recognizing the the piece sacrifice that White was maneuvering for; 12..c5 would have been better. Perhaps Black should have considered 14..Qxc2!? 15 Nxh5..Nd7 avoiding the weakness at d6. Shirov originally planned 15 Nxh5?! but realized that after 15..Nc6 Black would have been better; his alternative 15 Nf5! led to a promising attack. 15..exf 16 Qxd5..Nc6 17 e6 would have given White a powerful initiative but Atalik's 15..Qc4+? was even worse; 15..Qd7 would have been better giving Black good chances to defend. 19..Qxc3? lost at once; 19..Nf8 would have been a tougher defense though White would still have had a very strong attack. 23..Qg4 24 Qxd5..Re8 25 Qd6+..Re7 26 Rxe7..Nxe7 27 Re3..Qd7 28 Qxd7..Nxd7 29 Rxe7 would also have been winning.

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