Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Alexey Shirov vs Richard Rapport
Baku Olympiad (2016), Baku AZE, rd 5, Sep-06
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C75)  ·  1-0



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 2 more Shirov/Rapport games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To flip the board (so black is on the bottom) press the "I" key on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-06-16  Gregor Fenrir: I can't understand why Rapport blundered with 17...Ng6??
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Gregor Fenrir> He probably missed/underestimated 19.Qf1 Qxg6 20.e5! Qxc2 [] 21.Qf7+ Kd8 22.Qd7#.

What alternatives did black have on 17... ?

Sep-06-16  Shams: God love Rapport for trying to breathe life into this musty old warhorse of a defense. Alas, as happens several times a year with him he ends up looking like a simul victim.
Sep-06-16  Gregor Fenrir: <whiteshark> I would play 17...c6 to pressure overextended white pawns and to develop black queen to b6 or a5.
Sep-06-16  dehanne: Steinitz' Nightmare.
Sep-07-16  dumbgai: What a disaster of a game for someone rated 2750.
Sep-07-16  Pyrandus: Nightmare?
Oct-05-16  Xeroxx: <Nightmare?>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
87a_ D O N ' T _ C A S T L E !!!
by whiteshark
87b_Attack the UNCASTLED KING
by whiteshark
Chess Olympiad 2016 Baku
by morphynoman2
87b_Attack the UNCASTLED KING
by trh6upsz

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC