Monday, February 28, 2011

A Little Bullet Excitement

OK, it's only bullet, but the guy was an IM and since it's about the only chess I play these days, I thought I'd share it. I think it's called the "Shirov-Shabalov Attack", I can't remember, but it's definitely one that gets the adrenaline going, whether in OTB chess or online.

I remember once being on the white side of this opening against Tomek Rej when I decided to offer him a draw, just to see how he'd react. He said, "you gotta be joking!"

ICC 1 0
Internet Chess Club
The Closet GM
{my opponent}

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Qc2 Nbd7 6. e3 Bd6 7. g4 h6 8. Rg1 Qe7 9. g5 hxg5 10. Rxg5 g6 11. Bd2 dxc4 12. Bxc4 e5 13. O-O-O exd4 14. exd4 Kf8 15. Re1 Qd8

Position after 15...Qd8

16. Bxf7 Rh7 17. Bxg6 Rg7 18. Nh4 Nb6 19. Rgg1 Nbd5 20. Nf5 Bxf5 21. Qxf5 Qd7 22. Qf3 Be7 23. Bh6 Qd6 24. Ne4 Qf4+ 25. Bxf4 Nxf4 26. Qxf4 Black resigns 1-0

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