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Alexey Shirov vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Tal Memorial (2008), Moscow RUS, rd 8, Aug-26
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46)  ·  1-0

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Aug-26-08  Andrew Chapman: 33..Kd6 loses to Rd1+. Could black have survived with Rxg8 instead?
Aug-26-08  IT4L1CO: Pure Shirov-style! Crafty says Kd6 is better then Rxg8, but lose the same...
Aug-26-08  safar: <Andrew Chapman: 33..Kd6 loses to Rd1+. Could black have survived with Rxg8 instead?> No. 33...Rxg8 34.Rxf7+ Kd6 35.Rd7+ Kc5 36.Qxg8 Rf6 (the only square) 37.Qg7! Re6 (Rf2 38.Qxe5+ Kb6 39.Qd4+ Ka6 40.Ra7+ Kb5 41.Rb7+ and the White Q is lost. If the rook moves to any other square it will soon be lost.)38.Qf7 Qb3 39.Re7 Kd6 40.Rb7! Qa2/c4 41.Qf8+ amd mate follows.
Aug-26-08  dycotiles: Finally Shirov strikes back!
Aug-27-08  ahmadov: Finally, Shirov wins a game, but unfortunately, this time his opponent is my friend Shak...
Dec-26-08
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  GrahamClayton: Shirov's 29th move 29. ♔h2 is the type of move that is often missed by lower-rated players. As Black has little chance of improving his position, Shirov takes time to improve the safety of his King

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