Game Of the Week: Shirov vs. Sevian - Hasselbacken Open
Opening: C45: Scotch: Schmidt variation
Player(s): Shirov, Sevian
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There are many very promising American juniors these days, but one that keep popping up in game of the week is Sam Sevian. He has a bold, aggressive style that is likely to produce exciting games, and when you combine him with Alexei "Fire on Board" Shirov, it's a combustible combination. In the Hasselbacken Open in Stockholm, Sevian was ready for Shirov's tricky opening, sacrificing a pawn for good compensation. When Shirov sacrificed the pawn back-and then a rook for good measure-things got really wild.