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Alexander Morozevich vs Boris Gelfand
NAO Masters (2002), Cannes FRA, rd 7, Mar-01
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Variation (C42)  ·  0-1



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May-02-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Morozevich vs Gelfand, 2002.
Your score: 75 (par = 72)


May-07-12  PinnedPiece: GTM Score 81 Par =72

(7 plays)

Morozevich had some flaky moves in there, I think.

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  plang: 10..Nxc3 is almost automatically played in this line; Gelfand's 10..Re8 is quite rare. In 2000 "Fritz" played 13 Re1 against Anand and the game was drawn; 13 f3?! was new but after Black's reply it hardly looks like an improvement. 15 Ne2?! was an odd looking move. 19 Nxf6+? increased Black's edge; 19 Nc5 or 19 N4c3 were alternatives.

In this ten player round robin Gelfand tied for first with Topalov at +3 (they were the only players with plus scores). Morozovich finished last at -4; this game is a good example of his poor form.

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