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Alexey Shirov vs Alexander Morozevich
Fujitsu Siemens Giants (2000) (rapid), Frankfurt, rd 1, Jun-22
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C14)  ·  0-1



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Apr-01-07  mannetje: 1. e4 e6
2. d4 d5
3. Nc3 Nf6
4. Bg5 Be7
5. e5 Nfd7
6. Bxe7 Qxe7
7. f4 a6
8. Nf3 c5
9. Qd2 Nc6
10. O-O-O c4
11. f5 Nb6
12. fxe6 fxe6
13. h4 Bd7
14. h5 O-O-O
15. h6 gxh6
16. Rxh6 Rdg8
17. Qf4 Be8
18. Qf6 Bg6
19. g4 Qe8
20. Bg2 Rf8
21. Qh4 Nb4
22. Rd2??

<22.Ne1! Na4 23.Kb1!
<23. a3? Nxc3 24. bxc3 Na2+ 25.Kd2 <25. Kb2 Qb5+> 25... Qa4 wins
<25... Qf7 26.Qf6 <26.Qg3 Qe7> 26...Qd7 27.Qh4 Qb5 28.Qe7 Rf2+ 29.Ke3 Re8 30.Qc5+ Qxc5 31.dxc5 Nxc3 wins as well>>

<23. Kd2? Nxc3 24. bxc3 Nxa2 <24... Nxc2 25. Nxc2 Bxc2 => 25. Ra1! <25. Rb1 Qf7 26. Qf6 Qd7 <26...Qxf6 > 27. Qh4 Qc7.....e.g. 28. Bf3 Rxf3 29. Nxf3 Qa5> 25...Qa4 26. Qe7 Rf2+ 27. Ke3 Nxc3! 28. Qxe6+ Kb8 29. Kxf2 Qxa1 >

23... Nxc3+
<23... Nxc2 24. Nxc2 Nxc3+ 25. bxc3 = > 24. bxc3 Nxc2 25. Nxc2 Bxc2+ 26. Kxc2 Qa4+ 27.Kc1 Qxa2 28. Rd2 Qa1+ 29. Kc2 Qa4+ = >

22... Na4!
23.a3 Nxc3
24.bxc3 Qa4

(24... Na2+ 25. Kb2 (25. Kd1 Nxc3+ 26. Ke1) 25... Qb5+ )

25.cxb4 Qxa3+
26.Kd1 Rxf3

(27. Bxf3 Qxf3+ 28. Ke1 Qe3+ 29. Kd1 Rf8)

27... Re3
28.Qxe6+ Kb8
29.Qd6+ Ka8
30.Re2 Qa1+
31.Kd2 Qc3+

Dec-21-14  SpiritedReposte: 22. Rd2 does look like a reactionary move.

24. ...Qa4! is a great shot.

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  sackman: 19 .. Qe8! Anticipating ... Qa4 is a very insightful move. Beautifully conducted game by Moro not often in the French that it is white's light square bishop that is so ineffective.

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