Reports | January 20, 2010 23:55

Learn from Shirov (and Svidler)

ShirovIf you like, on this rest day at Corus you can spend some time and learn from top grandmasters. In this post we publish both press conferences Alexei Shirov gave, after round 3 and 4, and an ICC Game of the Day video, in which Peter Svidler explains the game Short-Nakamura from round 3. Enjoy!

Corus Chess Press Conference Round 3

Corus Chess Press Conference Round 4

ICC's Game of the Day with Peter Svidler

Macauley Peterson's on-location videos


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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


rivaldo's picture

really high class analysis. thx for that!
this is really different to average GM commentary.
shirov and svidler master all aspects and bring it to you in a way you understand everything. by watching svilders GOTD I learned a whole opening with some subtle differences in move order and much about putting up ressistance in a slightly worse position, which short couldn't manage.
the shirov commenatry showed once more why he considers himself mainly a calculator :-) - a pretty good one!

SXL's picture

Was on ICC when Svidler did the full day of commentary. Brilliant - we all agreed we'd buy any analysis he decided to release. Humorous, insightful and precise - what more could one ask for?

Nietzsche's picture

It always fills me with joy to watch how much Shirov actually sees during a game!
Very Nice!

Bas's picture

Actually Peter does more often a game of the day for icc although the last year he didnt :-(

To be honest I like the videos of Chrisitansen and Benjamin most.

I was @ corus tournement yesterday and took a pic with Nakamura :-)

Sumit Balan's picture

Why Nigel didnt chose the Rauzer attack is really amusing !? The Boleslavsky gives Black atleast equal chances and Nigel has played the Rauzer attack before in his career, or if he wants to avoid theory,then why not 6.h3 !? ?

Ron's picture

Chessvibes commentary with Shirov, Svidler, Kramnik... I would pay for that!

John Marceaux's picture

Stumbled on this page as I was surfing for information on the 2010 corus.....
and watch the Vid on game of the cool is that?!

I would like to make me a copy of the vid for my library but found it is protected and would need software to do so!!!

Short's play on the Q side with his pawns.........I thought is was not very well done and the vid shows.

Jeffrey "notyetagm" Hall's picture

Wow, *Svidler* doing an ICC Game Of The Day!

unknown's picture

Thanks for these vids!

Roberto Gabriel Alvarez's picture

Nice vids! A question: is there a vid with the Round 3 Press conference?

vosuram's picture

Svidler is a beautiful mind

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