Shirov at the Grenke Open
Shirov: Dragon Slayer
While much of the chess world’s attention is focused on Carlsen & Co. in the Grenke Classic, I have preferred the games from the super strong Open-A tournament played alongside it. In particular, the games of Alexi Shirov.
Today I want to present Shirov’s victory over Xu XianLiang in the 6th round in a hot variation of the Sicilian Dragon. Though far from perfect, this game demonstrates some fascinating tactical ideas. Enjoy!
gm Shirov,A – fm Xu XianLiang (2420) Grenke Open-A 1.4.2018
Despite a few hickups, a fascinating and brilliant game! You can download the game here.