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Anand, V. (2762) - Shirov, A. (2746) [C78]
FIDE WCh, Teheran (7.2) 21.12.2000

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 b5
Alternative is 6...Ba7.
7. Bc2 d5 8. a4!?
A novelty. In the game Shirov,A-Ivanchuk,V, Monte Carlo 1998 White obtained an advantage after 8. d4 dxe4 9. Nxe5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Qxd1 11. Rxd1 Ng4 12. Bxe4 Rb8 13. Bc6+ Ke7 14. Bg5+ Ke6 15. Bh4 Nxe5 16. Bd5+ Kf5 17. Nd2 Bb7 18. Ne4 Bb6 19. Ng3+ Kg6 20. Bb3 f6 21. Ne2 Rhe8 22. Nf4+ Kh6 23. Nd5 Bxd5 24. Bxd5 Ng6 25. Bg3 f5 26. h4 f4 27. Bh2 Rf8 28. g3 Rbe8 29. Re1 Ne5 30. gxf4 Nd3 31. Rxe8 Rxe8 32. Kf1 Kg6 33. f3 Nxb2 34. Be4+ Kf6 35. f5 Na4 36. Rc1 Nc5 37. Bb1 Re3 38. Bg1 Rxf3+ 39. Kg2 Rf4 40. Bd4+ Kf7 41. Kg3 Rxd4 42. cxd4 Nb7 43. Kf4 Nd6 44. Ke5 a5 45. Bd3 b4 46. h5 h6 47. Rf1 Ke7 48. Rg1 Nf7+ 49. Kd5 Ng5 50. Bc2 Kf6 51. Rg4 Kf7 52. Rg3 Kf6 53. Kc4 Ke7 54. Rg2 c6 55. Ba4 Kd6 56. Rxg5 hxg5 57. f6 and Black resigned, 1-0.
Deserving attention is 12...Nxf2 13. Bc6+ Ke7 14. Rd5 Bb6 15. Bxa8 Nd3+ 16. Kf1 Nxc1 17. Na3 Be6 18. Rxc1 Rxa8 19. Rd3 Bf5 20. Rdd1 Be3 21. Ra1 Bf4 22. g3 Bxe5 23. Rd2 Rd8 24. Ke2 Bg4+ 25. Ke3 Bd6 26. Nc2 f5 27. Nd4 Rf8 28. Rf1 g5 29. Rdf2 f4+ 30. gxf4 Bxf4+ 31. Rxf4 gxf4+ 32. Rxf4 Rg8 33. Nc6+ Ke6 34. Nb4 a5 35. Nc6 b4 36. cxb4 axb4 37. Nxb4 c5 38. Nd3 Kd5 39. Re4 Kd6 40. Rc4 Re8+ 41. Re4 Rg8 42. Rc4 Re8+ 43. Kf4 Be2 44. Rc3 Rf8+ 45. Ke3 Bxd3 46. Rxd3+ Ke5 47. b3 Rf6 48. h3 Rg6 49. Kf3 Rf6+ 50. Kg4 Rf2 51. a4 Rc2 52. Kg5 c4 53. bxc4 Rxc4 54. a5 Rc6 55. Re3+ Kd4 56. Rf3 Rg6+ 57. Kh5 Ke4 58. Rb3 Ra6 59. Rb5 Kf4 60. h4 Rd6 61. Rb4+ Kf5 62. Rb6 Rd7 63. a6 Ra7 64. Kh6 Kg4 65. h5 Kf5 66. Rb5+ Kf4 67. Rb4+ Ke5 68. Ra4 Kf5 69. Ra2 Kg4 70. Ra1 Kf4 71. Rf1+ Ke5 72. Rf2 Rxa6+ 73. Kxh7 Ra1 74. Kg7 Rg1+ 75. Kf7 Rh1 76. Ra2 Rf1+ 77. Ke7 Kf5 78. Rh2 Ra1 draw, 1/2-1/2, Shirov, A.-Onischuk, Al, Bundesliga, Luebeck 2000.
If 9. Nbd2 then 9...exf3 10. Qxf3 Be7 11. Qxc6+ Bd7 12. Qf3 exd4 13. cxd4 O-O 14. Ne4 Be6 15. Nxf6+ Bxf6 16. Be4 Bxd4! 17. Rd1 c5 18. Bxa8 Qxa8 19. Be3 Qxf3 20. gxf3 Bxb2 Black has a small edge. 21. Bxc5 Rc8 22. Rab1 h6 23. Bb4 Be5 24. a3 Rc6 25. Rbc1 Bc4 26. Rd8+ Kh7 27. Re1 Bc7 28. Rd7 Be6 29. Rd3 Bf5 30. Rd5 Bh3 31. Kh1 Rf6 32. Rd3 Be6 33. Bc3 Rf5 34. Rxe6! draw, 1/2-1/2, Topalov, V - Anand, V, Corus, Wijk aan Zee 2001.
8...dxe4 9. axb5 Bg4
Dangerous is 9... exf3? 10. Qxf3 e4 11. Bxe4 Ne5 12. Qe2.
10. Bxe4 Nxe4 11. bxc6 O-O 12. d4
Interesting is 12. d3!? Nxf2 13. Rxf2 Bxf2+ (13... e4?! 14. d4 exf3 15. Nd2 Bd6 16. Nxf3 Qe8 17. h3 Bh5 18. Ra5!) 14. Kxf2 e4 15. Ra4 Bxf3 16. gxf3 exd3 17. Rd4 Qf6 18. Qxd3 Qxc6 19. Bf4 Rae8 20. Nd2 Re7 21. b4 h6 22. Bg3 Rfe8 23. Re4 with an advantage to White.
12...exd4 13. cxd4 Bb6 14. Nc3 Re8 15. Be3








   
15...Qd6?
Better is 15...Nxc3!? 16.bxc3 Qd5 17. h3 Bf5 18. Ne5 f6 19. c4 Qe4 20. Nd7 Qxc6 21. Nxb6 Qxb6 22. d5 Qb4 with more or less equal game.
16. d5 Bxe3 17. fxe3 Rad8 18. Rxa6!
If 18. Nxe4 then 18... Rxe4 19. Rxa6 Rxe3 20. Qd4 Rxf3 21. gxf3 Bh3 22. Re1 Qg6+ 23. Kf2 Qg2+ 24. Ke3 Re8+ 25. Kd3 Qxf3+ 26. Kd2 Qg2+ 27. Kc3 Qf3+ 28. Qd3 Qf6+ 29. Qd4 Qf3+ with perpetual check.
18...Nxc3 19. bxc3 Qxd5 20. Qxd5 Rxd5 21. Nd4 g6 22. Rf4 Bf5 23. Ra7 Rxe3 24. c4 Rc5 25. Rxc7 Re4 26. Rxe4 Bxe4 27. Re7 Bf5 28. c7 Kf8?!
More precise is 28... Kg7 29. Nb5 Kf6 30. Re3 (or 30. Re8 Rxc4 31. Rh8 Bd7 32. Kf2 Bxb5 33. c8Q Rxc8 34. Rxc8 Bd7 35. Rc7 Be6) 30... Rxc4 31. Nd6 Rc1+ 32. Kf2 Bd7 33. Ne4+ Ke5 34. Nc5+ Kd6 35. Rd3+ Kxc5 36. Rxd7 Kb6 37. Rxf7 Rxc7 38. Rxc7 (38. Rf8 Kc6) 38... Kxc7 39. Kg3 Kd6 40. Kf4 Ke6 41. Kg5 Kf7 42. Kh6 Kg8 draw.
29. Nxf5 gxf5 30. Rd7 Kg7 31. Rd4 Rxc7 32. Kf2 Kf6 33. Ke3 Ke6 34. g3 f6 35. Kd3 Ra7 36. Kc3 Ke5 37. Rh4 Rb7 38. Rf4 Rb1 39. Rf2 Rc1+ 40. Kb4 Ke6 41. Kb5 Kd6 42. Rxf5 Rb1+ 43. Ka4 Rb2 44. Rxf6+ Kc5 45. Rh6 Kxc4 46. Rh4+ Kd5 47. Rxh7 Ke5 48. Ka3 Rb8 49. Rh5+ Kf6 50. Rh4 Kg5 51. Rb4 Rh8 52. h4+ Kh5 53. Rb5+ Kh6 54. g4 Re8 55. Rb4 Kg6 56. Rb6+ Kf7 57. Rb7+ Ke6 58. Rh7 Rb8 59. g5 Kf5 60. Rh6 Ke5 61. h5 Kf5 62. g6 Kf6 63. Rh7 Rg8 64. Kb3
Black resigned. 1-0










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Anand, Viswanathan (2762) - Shirov, Alexei (2746) [C78]
FIDE-Wch k.o./New Delhi/Teheran (7.2) 2000

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 d5 8. a4 dxe4 9. axb5 Bg4 10. Bxe4 Nxe4 11. bxc6 O-O 12. d4 exd4 13. cxd4 Bb6 14. Nc3 Re8 15. Be3 Qd6 16. d5 Bxe3 17. fxe3 Rad8 18. Rxa6 Nxc3 19. bxc3 Qxd5 20. Qxd5 Rxd5 21. Nd4 g6 22. Rf4 Bf5 23. Ra7 Rxe3 24. c4 Rc5 25. Rxc7 Re4 26. Rxe4 Bxe4 27. Re7 Bf5 28. c7 Kf8 29. Nxf5 gxf5 30. Rd7 Kg7 31. Rd4 Rxc7 32. Kf2 Kf6 33. Ke3 Ke6 34. g3 f6 35. Kd3 Ra7 36. Kc3 Ke5 37. Rh4 Rb7 38. Rf4 Rb1 39. Rf2 Rc1+ 40. Kb4 Ke6 41. Kb5 Kd6 42. Rxf5 Rb1+ 43. Ka4 Rb2 44. Rxf6+ Kc5 45. Rh6 Kxc4 46. Rh4+ Kd5 47. Rxh7 Ke5 48. Ka3 Rb8 49. Rh5+ Kf6 50. Rh4 Kg5 51. Rb4 Rh8 52. h4+ Kh5 53. Rb5+ Kh6 54. g4 Re8 55. Rb4 Kg6 56. Rb6+ Kf7 57. Rb7+ Ke6 58. Rh7 Rb8 59. g5 Kf5 60. Rh6 Ke5 61. h5 Kf5 62. g6 Kf6 63. Rh7 Rg8 64. Kb3 1-0


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