Here's some comments about Shirov's games. For this game read half way down. The first comment is about Shirov vs our young Canadian GM.
The board of experts on the Russian website e3e5.com, consisting of
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Evgeny Najer, Alexey Bezgodov, Sergey Soloviov,
Ilya Odessky, Vladimir Barsky, Sergey Ivanov and Nikita Vitiugov has
chosen the best games of July.
First one and deservedly so, goes to Emil Sutovsky for his win over
Vladimir Kramnik in Dortmund.
Second place goes to non-other then Mark Bluvshtein for his win over
The top two games were chosen by all experts almost unanimously in
the top three overall.
Here are some of the things that the experts say:
GM Nikita Vitiugov: Wonderful home preparation by Mark. Even though
in the recent Youth World Championship he tried to assure me that he
doesn't spend the needed time at home on chess, I definetely don't
believe him now! But to be serious, this was a very rare example of
a 2700 "catch" in the opening.
GM Sergey Ivanov: Its clear that the idea of 14...Qh5 was worked out
at home, but that doesn't diminish the accomplishments of Mark. You
not only need to know how to dig out such ideas in popular
variations but also how to entice one of world's best players into
IM Sergey Soloviov: The win was in the style of Shirov himself!
The game received two first places, one second and three third.
Another Can Open game between Bologan-Shirov received 6th place,
here are some comments on that;
GM Sergey Ivanov: The pieces were flying on the board like
butterflies. Strikes were followed by counter-strikes but
eventually black had more.
GM Nikita Vitiugov- An extremely difficult game, which brings a
collosal esthetic view. Although, I believe that somewhere after
the 20th move black began the realization of an advantage stage.
The game got two second places.
Usually they provide GM analysis of the top game and few more,
however this time they wouldn't as the popular Russian magazine "64"
will have that game annotated. It will also have the game Bologan-
Shirov annotated (By Bologan).
Which means that they probably going to annotate Shirov-Bluvshtein.
Best game of the month annotations usually make it to their not so
good of an English page.
(I saw the game. I was thinking b4 intially but you gotta prepare to play that first.)