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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Analysis of Shirov-Alekseev, 3rd Lublin Union Memorial Tournament 2011

I have analyzed another  Grandmaster chess game  for my blog! This game comes from the recent 3rd Lublin Union Memorial Tournament which was played in Lublin, Poland from May 15th-May 31st and won by Grandmaster Alexei Shirov of Spain. The game I have analyzed includes Shirov as one of the participants. In this  analyzed game he plays white against GM Evgeny Alekseev.What is amazing about this game is that GM Shirov plays the King's Gambit opening. He plays a very interesting tactical game which lands him in trouble.However due to errors by GM Alekseev, Shirov is able to come back and win the game in an amazing fashion! I hope you enjoy  playing through this analysis. GM Shirov is currently the 32nd highest-rated player in the World with an elo of 2709. GM Alekseev currently has a elo rating of  2673 which makes him the 70th-highest-rated player in the World. I had the World's strongest chess program, Deep Rybka 4.1x64 analyze this game for 1 hour in analysis mode to help me analyze this game. You can also find this analysis on page one of my blog in the Chessviewer Deluxe game index at the bottom of the page as game #28.

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.