Shirov Against the Slav Exchange

Shirov Against the Slav Exchange

NM GreenLaser
Sep 26, 2009, 12:00 AM |
11 | Opening Theory

Alexei Shirov was born on July 4, 1972 in Riga, Latvia. He was World Champion Under 16 in 1988 and became a grandmaster in 1990. He defeated Vladimir Kramnik in a match to play a world championship match against Garry Kasparov. Instead of playing Shirov, Kasparov played and lost to Kramnik. Shirov has an attacking style that reminds his opponents that he learned from Mikhail Tal. He has lived in Spain and plays for Spain, although he is living in Latvia.

Alexander Huzman was born on April 10, 1962 in the Soviet Union. He is a grandmaster and trainer. He played in Ukrainian championships. In 1992, he moved to Israel and has played for Israel in the Olympiads.

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