Sunday, September 09, 2007

CZECH COAL CARLSBAD CHESS TOURNAMENT 2007: Top Seed Shirov Lost in Round 1!


Top seeded GM Alexei Shirov with ELO rating 2735 lost to local player GM Viktor Laznicka photo left from official website ELO 2594 -2nd lowest rated player in this tournament after GM Jan Timman .


Watch the fascinating Laznicka rook maneuver below.


Shirov,A (2735) - Laznicka analisa,V (2594) [B46]
Czech Coal Carlsbad CZE (1), 08.09.2007

The opening is Sicilian Taimanov and after Shirov played 13.Rab1
13.... Rb4! 14.Qe2 Rh4 15.Bd2 Qb6 16.g3 Rh5 17.Na4 Qd4 18.b4 Rxe5 19.Be3

19...Rxe3! 20.Qxe3 Qxe3 21.Rxe3 e5 22.c4 d4 23.Re2 f5 24.f3 Kd8 25.c5 Bg5 26.Nb2 Be3+ 27.Kg2 Nf6 28.Nc4 e4 29.fxe4 fxe4 30.Rxe3 dxe3 31.Be2 Nd5 32.Rb3 Be6 33.Nxe3 Kc7 34.Nc2 Rd8 35.Ra3 Nf6 36.Kf1 Rd2 37.Ne3 Rb2 38.Rxa6 Rxb4 39.Nc2 Rb2 40.Nd4 Bd5 41.Ra7+ Kb8 42.Re7 Rxa2 43.Nxc6+ Bxc6 44.Re6 Ra1+ 45.Kg2 Kc7 46.Rxf6 e3+ 47.Kh3 Ra2 48.Rf7+ Kd8 49.Bd3 Rd2 50.Ba6 Bd7+ 51.g4 e2 52.Bxe2 Rxe2 53.c6 Be6 54.Rxh7 Re4 55.Rh4 Ke7 56.Kg3 Rc4 57.c7 Rxc7 58.Rh7+ Bf7 59.h4 Kf6 60.h5 g5 61.Rh6+ Ke5 62.Rh8 Rc3+ 63.Kh2 Bd5 64.Rf8 Be4 65.Rf7 Rf3 66.Re7+ 66...Kf4 67.h6 Rf2+ 68.Kh3 Bg2+ 69.Kh2 Bf3+ 70.Kg1 Kg3 0-1



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