Shirov’s stormy win against Ruck
Alexi Shirov’s win in the last round in Pontevedra against GM Ruck featured an unclear sacrifice of a Knight on d5 in a popular line of the Sicilian. Possibly with accurate defence Black could have weathered the storm, but Shirov’s gamble paid handsomely when Ruck made a slight imprecision.
Shirov took full advantage of this and scored a brilliant victory. Reminds me of the cliché: fortunate favours the brave. I take a closer look at this game below. PGN can be downloaded at the end. Enjoy!
gm Shirov – gm Ruck
You can download the PGN here.