Fire on Board Part II 1997-2004 by Alexei Shirov PDF

By Alexei Shirov

Alexei Shirov has dazzled and encouraged a new release of chess fanatics along with his exact model of attacking chess. The Grandmaster, initially from Riga, Latvia, is largely considered as essentially the most competitive and artistic chess gamers of the trendy period, a controversy sponsored up through his wealth of wonderful video games, wealthy in tactical fireworks and impressive strikes. fireplace on Board starts the place the best-selling first variation left off in 1996. Shirov lines his development on the best of the chess international given that that yr and provides a pleasant number of his favorite video games, all defined in nice element to the reader.

* Shirov's top video games, unravelled and defined by way of the guy himself
* A compilation of violent, attacking and innovative chess
* Written via one of many world's best gamers

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1lxf5? g4! ltlf5 20 lilidS and wins) 18 'tlfxd4 ltlxd4 the position is completely equal. There is absolutely no doubt that today I would choose 17 Lf5 and try to win the end­ game with very good practical chances. Six Anod1er critical position and now it's Black who has to choose between many different continuations. He goes for a most natural one but it seems to be a mistake. 20 ... 1 Let's look at other options. 1lae8. tc2 is not easy for me to explain, so let me just give the whole bunch for the readers' judgment.

Better than 42 c4 bS 43 ltf4 bxc4! 44 bxc4 lieS. r This game was annotated shortly after the tournament and published in various maga45 Fire on Board Par t II: 1 9 9 7- 2 004 zincs, i ncluding New in Chess. e7 This was the second time Vladimir had employed this set-up against me. 1 997 I In Unares continued 10 f4. Here I chose a 'less 1 3 �b1 :ca 1 4 h41? The idea is not to play g2-g4 too early as it would allow Black to sacrifice the exchange in even better circumstances than in the game. 'Wa5 1 5 a3 b5!

White is consistent in his plan to place his pieces on the best squares, but he underesti­ mates Black's pawn sacrifice, after which the game becomes very sharp. He should have continued quietly 23 1i'f2! planning to double rooks on the d-fde with a slight advantage. •. llg7! I would play 24 1i'f2! txeS? g. �a7 25 l:td2 and White is clearly better. l:thh8, when 24 1i'xh6 Even here 24 Wff2!? deserved attention, but J thought there would be nothing wrong with taking his pawn and then trying to consolidate.

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