Inconceivable Brilliance

benws
Jun 17, 2011, 12:00 AM |
20 | Endgames

This is a very cool game; it features a brilliant shot by Shirov in the endgame. He is up two pawns, but due to the opposite colored bishops, it seems like the road to the win will be long and difficult. However, Shirov uncorks a fantastic bishop sacrifice that quickly brings an end to the game. Many people have called his forty-seventh move the greatest chess move ever played. While this is up for debate, it is still a remarkable OTB find that will likely remembered for a long time to come.

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