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Alexey Shirov vs Zurab Azmaiparashvili
European Team Championship (2003), Plovdiv BUL, rd 6, Oct-17
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-19-10  Sacsacmate: No one has come here...?! Surprising. Too complicated for me... but I thought 4 pawns for a piece is good compensation...but only Shirov could allow 40...Nxb6..it would be interesting to check what fitzy or Rybka have to say about this...
Jan-19-10  Marmot PFL: In notes to an earlier game Shirov mentions 5 g4 but says that it seems "too aggressive".
May-20-12  J.MASSANET: 9...b5!( Black has no time to fortify his position w/9...Qc7?!)1o.Bb3 Qa5 11.0-0-0 Ba6 and black is ok.
Nov-29-14  fisayo123: First time Mr. Fire on the board unleashes his Shirov gambit. An attacking genius has to attack.
Mar-03-17
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  whiteshark: 41 minutes with Shirov annotating... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFS... Enjoy!
Oct-18-21
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  plang: This was the first time that 5 g4 was played; it has become quite popular. 9..Qc7!? and 10..b5?! encouraged Shirov to sacrifice a piece. One of the sample continuations following the sacrifice was 16 Qc7..Qxa4 17 17 Qxe5+..Be7 (..17..Nxe5? 18 Nc7+..Ke7 19 Bc5#) 18 Rxd7..Nxd7 19 Nd6+..Kd8 20 Nxf7+..Ke8 with a draw. 17..Nxe4 18 Bxa7 would have been strong for White. 21..Nh5 22 Ba7..Bf3 23 Nxf7..Kxf7 24 Rxd7+..Ke8 25 Rdxg7 would also have been good for White. After 23..Bc8?! and 24..Kf8?! White missed the shot 25 e6..Kxg7 26 exd..Rd8 27 dxc(Q)..Rbxc8 28 Rxa6..Rd3 29 29 Bg1 with a winning edge. Shirov suggested 34 Rd1..Nxh4 35 Rg1 cutting off the Black king as an improvement. Black was starting to get the better of play and had he played 38..Kg4 he would have maintained some edge; after taking the exchange, however, the White pawns were strong enough to gain equal chances. White erred with 46 f5+? and had Black played 47..Re8 48 a6..Rxe7 49 b7..Rd7+ 50 Kc3..Bxb7 51 axb..Rxb7 52 Kc4..Ke6 53 c6..Rh7 he likely would have won; instead after 47..Ke6? the position was quickly agreed drawn
Oct-18-21  Granny O Doul: Too aggressive, or, if you prefer, insufficiently pusillanimous.

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