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Alexey Shirov vs Veselin Topalov
"Shirov the Top" (game of the day Jul-25-2021)
Corus Group A (2001), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-13
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. Delayed Keres Attack Perenyi Gambit (B81)  ·  1-0

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Dec-20-06  sitzkrieg: Yet another striking example of the play of Topaloss..
Dec-26-06  aazqua: Topaloss is a real coca sucre. That guy should be out of chess and consigned to trivial pursuit.
Jul-21-07  builttospill: Just thought i'd point this game out. It blew my mind.
Jul-21-07  Atking: Yes A strong game from Shirov. it looks like a King gambit of the old time.
Feb-24-08  badbeer: pcc. chess has rendered the 9.g5 sac.suicidle at best..
May-25-09  notyetagm: Wow!

Fire On Board, indeed.

Aug-05-09  Eisenheim: and black loses the queen, rook or the game. 24...Qg2 25 Ba5+ Ke8, 26 Re6+! fxe6 27 qxe6+ Kf8 28 Bb4+ useless Nc5 29 Bxn# the line works no matter where the Q goes as white can force the action with rxr and black has to either let the rook go or cant defend the line with a Q recapture
Sep-20-09  Garech: I have done a youtube analysis of this game using Fritz, please check out the following link if you are interested - thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQui...

Sep-16-10  hedgeh0g: 24...Rxh1 25.Ba5+ Ke8 26.Re6+! fxe6 27.Qxe6+ Kf8 28.Bb4+
Aug-08-13  EvanTheTerrible: I love this game.
Oct-15-13  avidfan: On 24.Bh3-f1 Black is powerless against the ensuing mating attack


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either after 24...Qg7-g2 or 24...Rg1xh1
25.Ba5+ Ke8 26.Re6+! fxe6 27.Qxe6+ Kf8 28.Bb4+

Feb-11-17
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  plang: This was the 5th game that Shirov played the Perenyi Attack (7 g4) over a 12 month span scoring 4.5-0.5 in the games. In two of the earlier games, both against Van Wely (at Polanica Zdroj and at the Instanbul Olympiad - both wins), he had played 16 g3. In the second of these Van Wely had taken the rook with 16..Qxh1 and had lost quickly. In the first game with Van Wely Black had played 18..0-0; here Topalov played the new move 18..Rg8. Black immediately got into trouble after 19..Kd8?; Nunn recommended 19..b6 20 Rhg1..Rxg1 21 Rxg1..Bb7 22 Rg8+..Nf8 23 Bg2..e4 24 Bb4..Bh6 and White would have had some pressure.
Feb-11-17  BobbieM: Plang; this line seems to give black a significant advantage. Looks like 19... b6! was the best move here
Jul-25-21
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Love this Perenyi Variation, a line where both players agree to indulge in mutual insanity. 24. White to Play will make a great Thursday/Friday puzzle some day.
Jul-25-21  Brenin: <An Englishman>: Yes, 24 Bf1 would make a great puzzle. After this move, Black can rescue his Q, minimise his material losses (he is a N for a P ahead), and avoid the mate starting with Re6+ by playing 24 ... Rxf1+ 25 Rxf1 Qg8 (adding protection to e6), but then White has an alternative mating attack starting with 26 Ba5+ Ke8 27 Qc7.
Jul-25-21  Ironmanth: The kind of game we'd all love to concoctt! Y'all stay safe out there today. Play well, play hard, play fair, play often!
Jul-25-21  eaglewing: Maybe a bit more complicated: 24. Bf1 Qg2 25. Ba5+ b6 26. Bxb6+ Ke8 27. Re6+ fe 28. Qxe6+ Kf8 29. Qe7+ Kg8 30.f7+ Kh8 31. Qe8+ Kg7 32. Txg1 Dxg1 33. Dg8+ Kh6 34. Qxg1 Bb7 and maybe Be3.

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