[Event "Friendly"] [Site "?"] [Date "2006.07.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Barry Childs"] [Black "Alexei Shirov"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A00"] [PlyCount "46"] [EventDate "2006.??.??"] {An impressive early entry for the Cornwall Chess Casual Name-dropping and Oneupmanship prize. "In July 2006 I attended the Camping La Rochade International wine open in France where I won the grading prize (a huge bottle of superior wine). During the event I was fortunate enough to meet GM Alexei Shirov, and after a few drinks on a hot summer's evening he offered to play me a game of chess. After I forced a few more glasses of wine down his neck, play commenced. I had a BCF grade of 96 and he had a FIDE rating of 2709 (quite a difference!) He had 2 minutes on the clock and I had 1 hour! After he thrashed me in 23 moves he still had over 1 minute remaining. Although not annotated, it is interesting to see the difference between the moves of a novice's and a tipsy Grandmaster's in rapidplay mode. I played the exchange variation of the Polish opening, hoping to win a rook, ha-ha!" (Barry Childs). } 1. b4 e5 2. Bb2 Bxb4 3. Bxe5 Nf6 4. Nc3 O-O 5. Bxf6 Qxf6 6. Nd5 Qd6 7. Nxb4 Qxb4 8. Rb1 Qa5 9. Rb2 b6 10. e3 Na6 11. Ne2 Bb7 12. Nf4 Nc5 13. Bd3 Ne6 14. Nxe6 dxe6 15. O-O Rad8 16. Qe2 Rd6 17. f4 c5 18. Qh5 g6 19. Qd1 c4 20. Be2 Rxd2 21. Qe1 c3 22. Rb3 Rxc2 23. a3 Qd5 0-1
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