Chess with Sam Collins

Chess with Sam Collins

Alexei Shirov v Aman Hambleton

The Reykjavik Open featured a surprising victory by Aman Hambleton, a strong Canadian IM, over Alexei Shirov, one of the world’s top players over the last 25 years. The win was more impressive since it was achieved in an attacking and sacrificial style for which Shirov himself is famous.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qf3 Bd6 8.0–0–0

Shirov adopts one of White’s most critical setups against the...

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