Shirov is coming February 27

GM Shirov: lecture and simul – February 27, 2012


Alexei Shirov is a Latvian super-GM with a number of claims to fame:

  • became U-16 world champion in 1988
  • was rated 4th in the world in 1998
  • played the 2000 FIDE World Championship match
  • played in the final match of the 2007 chess World Cup
  • currently ranked 31st in the world
  • won the Keres Memorial tournament (back-to-back) in January 2012

He’s coming to Toronto this month, to give a chess lecture at Annex Chess Club – and you have a chance to play a game against him!

Get your tickets, before they’re sold out! Register online today!

Attend the lecture and play a game against GM Shirov $60*
Attend the lecture and watch the simul $20*

* $10 discount for ACC members

Here’s a Shirov game from 1988 against Topalov (check out Black’s piece sac on move 47):

White: Topalov, Veselin
Black: Shirov, Alexei

Linares tournament
1988
Linares, ESP

D85 Gruenfeld: Modern Exchange Variation

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