(1) Vallejo Pons,F (2663) - Shirov,A (2736) [C88]
XXI Linares ESP (4), 22.02.2004



1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.h3 Bb7 9.d3 d6 10.a3 Nb8 11.Nbd2 Nbd7 12.Nf1 Re8
[ 12...h6 13.Ng3 Re8 14.Nf5 Bf8 15.Nh2 d5 16.Ng4 c6 17.Qf3 Kh8 18.c3 Re6 19.Bc2 Qc7 20.b4 c5 Shirov,A-Topalov,V/Madrid 1997/CBM 58 (68)]

13.Ng5
A new move. Svidler played Ng3 against Shirov last month in Wijk aan Zee. Vallejo's move seems to lead to forced exchanges. [ 13.Ne3 Nc5 14.Ba2 Ne6 15.Nf5 Bf8 16.Ng5 Bc8 17.f4 exf4 18.Bxf4 1-0 Jakovenko,D-Shomoev,A/Togliatti 2003/CBM 94 ext (38); 13.Ba2 c6 14.Ng3 Bf8 15.Nf5 d5 16.d4 c5 17.dxc5 Nxc5 18.exd5 e4 19.N3d4 Bxd5 20.Bxd5 Qxd5 21.Bg5 1/2-1/2 Kasparov,G-Kramnik,V/Linares 2003/CBM 94 (33); 13.Ng3 c6 14.Ng5 d5 15.d4 h6 16.dxe5 hxg5 17.exf6 Bxf6 1/2-1/2 Svidler,P-Shirov,A/Wijk aan Zee NED 2004/The Week in Chess 479 (32)]

13...d5 14.exd5 Bxd5 15.Bxd5 Nxd5 16.Qf3 Bxg5 17.Bxg5 Qxg5 18.Qxd5 Nb6 19.Qb7 Qd8 20.Qf3 1/2-1/2