Another Shirov g4 specialty!
The very creative Latvian Grandmaster Alexi Shirov has a penchant for sharp opening variations. In particular, Alexi likes to get in g4 as early as feasible. Numerous opening systems have thus been enriched with this approach.
Playing over Shirov’s games from the recent Helsingor International Tournament, I noticed that he has yet another ‘patent’ under review. Take a look at the following game.
Shirov,A – Johannsson, O Helsingor 22.7.2018