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Alexander Morozevich vs Alexander Grischuk
FIDE GP (2002) (rapid), Dubai UAE, rd 1, Apr-03
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Variation (C89)  ·  1-0



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Apr-03-03  refutor: grischuk gets my vote for the player who gets the weirdest endgames...between this and the rook v. 5 pawns v. shirov. after 25. ... Nf4 Black must have thought that he at least had a perpetual. 64.Rxh2+! was a very nice move
Apr-04-03  skakmiv: What about 26..Bf3?
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  Sneaky: I figure 26...Bf3+ 27.Rg5
Apr-04-03  morphynoman2: I want to know Fritz analysis of this mad game. Is this a record? White moved its king 22 times!! And not precisely in the endgame!
Apr-05-03  skakmiv: Sneaky: 26..Bf3+ 27.Rg5 Qh6?
Apr-05-03  crafty: 26. ... ♗f3 27. ♖g5 ♕h6 28. ♖g2 ♗xg2 29. ♔xg2 ♕g6+ 30. ♔f1   (eval 2.34; depth 15 ply; 100M nodes)
Apr-05-03  skakmiv: What if 28..Qh3?
May-12-05  Boomie9: Ok I think I found a forced win for black on move 34 did all the analysis myself so could be a mistake but 34...c5?? obviously a lemon I give 34...Qf3+ 35.Kd4 RxR+ 36.pxR Rd8+ 37.Kc5 Qf8+ 0-1 or.. 37.Bd5 pxB 38.Qg5 Qxkp+ 39.Kc5 Qc4+ 40.Kb6 Rd6 and ...Qc8 or...37.Bd5 pxB 38.QF4 pxp+ and if..39.Ke6 Re8+ 40.Kc5 Qc4+ 41.Kb6 (Kd6 also looses) Rd6+ 42.Kb7 black mates in a few...if 39.Kc5 Qd3! looks good.. white may have no defense but I got tired at this point if 40.QxB Qc4+ 41.Kb6 Rd6+ ect.. Would be great if someone could check my analysis..peace out
May-12-05  Boomie9: The funny part is if I'm right 25...Nf4 really deserves a ! (as does 33...Rxf4) coincidence these !s happened on the same square?..probably
May-12-05  Boomie: <Boomie9> I can't resist responding to my namesake. Although 34. ♕f3+ leads to a winning position similar to the game, it is not as brutally efficient as c5 or the even more effective ♖f5. After 34...♖f5, black is threatening mate in two. White can delay the inevitable by sacrificing everything.

Especially amusing is Moro missed a mate in two at move 40!

34... ♖f5 35. ♖xg4 ♕f3+ 36. ♔d4 c5#

34... ♕f3+ 35. ♔d4 ♖xe4+ 36. dxe4 ♖d8+ 37. ♔c5 ♕f8+ 38. ♔xc6 ♕f6+ 39. ♔xb5 ♖b8+ 40. ♔c4 ♗e6+ 41. ♔d3 ♗xb3

40... ♗d7+ 41. ♖xd7 (41. ♔a5 ♕b6#) 41... ♕a6#

May-12-05  Boomie9: well I realized earlier that Qf3+ was lacking due to the first I rushed on this morning to post the true bone-crusher 34...Rf5!! 35.c4 c5! and white is a goner..but apparantly my alter ego has beat me to it! Grischuk could have looked like a genius and all his previous play would be justified had he taken the time to find this move!! what a funny game..the funniest part is though for some reason I though Boomie WAS ME!! I remember looking in the bio and seeing "play ideas, not moves" and thinking wow...thats a profound thing to say..and yet strangely I don't remember saying it! LOL
May-13-05  Boomie: <Boomie9> A hearty LOL back at you.
Oct-09-05  mego: 40)....Qb6 was very bad move .. I think 40).... Bd7! was enough move to for black to win
Mar-16-09  freeman8201: Phew... Alexander played a very risky King maneuver!
Apr-11-09  falso contacto: which one?
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  JointheArmy: Bishop + 4 pawns vs Queen ending. Crazy.

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