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Shirov, A. (2715) - Kasparov, G. (2838) [B33]
SuperGM, Linares (14) 2002

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 f5 11. Bxb5 axb5 12. Nxb5 Ra4
A strong move could lead to perpetual check. Alternatives are 12...Ra7 and 12...Qa5+. In the game Zamyatin - Schipkov, Novosibirsk 1983 Black played 12...Qa5+ 13. c3 Qa4 14. Nbc7+ Kd8 15. Nxa8 Qxa8 16. Qf3?! Ne7 17. Nf6 fxe4 18. Qxe4 Qxe4+ 19. Nxe4 Kc7 20. O-O Bb7 21. Rfe1 Rg8 22. Ng3 h5 23. f3 h4 24. Ne4 Nd5 25. Kf1 Nf4 26. g4 f5, White resigned, 0-1.
13. b4! Qh4!
After 13...Rxb4 14. Nbc7+ Kd7 15. O-O Qxc7 16. c3!! Rxe4 17. Qh5 Kd8 18. Nxc7 Kxc7 19. Qxf7+ Be7 20. Rab1 Ba6 21. Rfd1 Rf8 22. Qb3 Rb8 23. Qe6 Rxb1 24. Rxb1 the first player obtained an initiative in Shirov, A - Topalov, V, Leon 2001. Or 15...Rb7 16. Qh5 Ne7 17. Qxf7 Kc6 18. Rab1 fxe4 19. Rxb7 Kxb7 20. Rb1+ Kc6 21. Rb6+ Kc5 22. Rb3 Kc6 23. Rc3+ Kb7 24. Nxe7 Bxe7 25. Qd5+ Ka7 26. Qa8+ 1-0, Black resigned in Shirov, A - Lautier, J, Amber Blindfold, Monaco 2000.









   
14. O-O Rg8 15. f4
Simpler is 15. c3! f4 16. Qxa4 Rxg2+ 17. Kxg2 Qg4+ 1/2, draw by perpetual check in Luther, T - McShane, L, Lippstadt 2000.
15...Kd8 16. c3 Ra6 17. a4?
Better is 17. exf5!? Bb7 (17... Bxf5?! 18. Ne3 Bg4 19. Qd3) 18. Nbc7 Ne7 19. Rf2 Ra3 20. Nxe7 Qxe7 (20... Bxe7!? 21. Nd5 exf4 22. Qd4) 21. Nd5 Bxd5 22. Qxd5 exf4 23. Rxf4 Bg7 24. Rc4 Qa7+ 25. Kh1 Be5 26. b5 with more or less equal game.
17...fxe4 18. f5?!
Correct was 18. Ra2 and if 18...Bg4 then 19. Qb1.
18...Bb7!
Now Black has a clear edge.
19. Ra2 e3
Also possible is 19... Nd4.
20. Nxe3 Qe4
Centralization.
21. Re1








   
21...Nxb4! 22. cxb4 Bh6
Winning.
23. Kh1 Bxe3 24. Qe2 Rc6 25. a5 Qxb4 26. Nxd6 Rxd6 27. Qxe3 Qd4 28. Qc1 Qd5
White resigned. 0-1










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Shirov, Alexei (2715) - Kasparov, Garry (2838) [B33]
Linares 19th (14) 2002

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 f5 11. Bxb5 axb5 12. Nxb5 Ra4 13. b4 Qh4 14. O-O Rg8 15. f4 Kd8 16. c3 Ra6 17. a4 fxe4 18. f5 Bb7 19. Ra2 e3 20. Nxe3 Qe4 21. Re1 Nxb4 22. cxb4 Bh6 23. Kh1 Bxe3 24. Qe2 Rc6 25. a5 Qxb4 26. Nxd6 Rxd6 27. Qxe3 Qd4 28. Qc1 Qd5 0-1


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