Saturday, October 03, 2009

Daniel Lapitan Stops Shirov

It's too early to tell if this kid is a future prospect, but when you put up a fight against a super GM and draw, well, you never know what the future holds. From the Gold Coast News:

Daniel was the only player to draw against the grandmaster and it was not by chance.

The young chess wizard said he and his father studied Mr Shirov's playing style in the weeks leading up to the simul.

"He played the opening move we expected him to play," said Daniel.

"Then, after that I knew he's really good at attacking.

"I was really happy after the game, everybody was congratulating me."


Anonymous said...

omg how pathetic is australian chess

and how low shirov must be now to of accepted coming here said...

Daniel should be very pleased with his result, we are all proud of him!

PetrS said...

Yes, it happens to all GMs when they play simuls. Someone is able to draw or even to beat the master. No wonder when the master has to play tens of games at once.
On the other side, it is something like a lifetime experience when you succeed against GM.

I like your blog and I run a chess blog as well. Do you think, we could exchange the links?

Anonymous said...

If anything's pathetic, it's an anonymous sniper who is barely literate. I imagine that Shirov had an interesting time during his Australian visit and would have enjoyed himself. Full credit to him for coming to Australia and bringing a lot of joy and excitement to the tournament. Wish I could have been there.


Chaos said...

any chance on getting the scoresheet put up?

Kevin Bonham said...

Shirov - Lapitan

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 Bg7 11.Bd3 O-O 12.c3 Re8 13.Nc2 f5 14.Qh5 f4 15.g3 Ne7 16.Ncb4 Bb7 17.gxf4 Nxd5 18.exd5 e4 19.Be2 Qf6 20.Rg1 Rf8 21.Rg4 Kh8 22.O-O-O Qh6 23.Qxh6 Bxh6 24.Nc2 Rae8 25.Ne3 f5 26.Rh4 Bg7 27.Rg1 Bc8 28.Kd2 h6 1/2-1/2

In my view an act of generosity and encouragement by Shirov who would most likely have won the game from this position had it continued.

Anonymous said...

29. Bh5 is clearly winning for White.

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