Game of the Week XLVI-Shirov,Alexei (2673) - Erdos,Viktor (2615)
The old chess wisdom says to play the variation with the opposite color and let your opponent show the equality to you if it exists.
Of course, wisdom evolves over time. Nowadays, we can run strong engines and get a report that usually somehow finds equality almost everywhere. However, the lines are often quite complicated for mortal minds, and most probably, a person without prior knowledge of them would not figure them out.
So, why not follow the old wisdom using modern computer analysis and see if your opponent figures it out or not?! This brings us to this week’s Game of the Week...
Game of the Week is- Shirov vs. Erdos
This is the continuation of the Game of the Week series. All the previous weeks could be found here. Thank you for reading! If you find any noteworthy games that you think should appear on Game of the Week, please send me a message on lichess.org.Please note that Game of the Week will cover games played from Saturday to Saturday of each week, and any games played on Sunday will go to the next week. See you next Sunday! Contributors: Grandmaster Vasif Durarbayli Edited by Della Almind