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Oscar de la Riva Aguado vs Alexander Morozevich
Pamplona (1998/99), Pamplona ESP, rd 8, Jan-04
Modern Defense: Geller's System (B06)  ·  0-1



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Apr-05-08  rodrigochaves: this game is anotaded in in yasser seirawan column that month.
Apr-09-08  paavoh: The website for annotations is:
Apr-30-08  who: Weird annotations. Seirawan doesn't give any hint of where white makes a mistake. In fact, the only question mark he puts is after 6...c5 "!?", a move by black.
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  plang: The position after 6..c5 can also arise from the 2 c3 Sicilian. 7..d5 was new and typical of Morozovich's innovative and aggressive style. Seirawan felt that after 10 g4..Be6 11 Bxe4..fxe 12 Rxe4..Nc6 with the idea of ..Bd5 Black has a solid advantage. 13 f3..Qxd4+ 14 Be3..Qxe5 15 fxe..fxe also would have been favorable for Black. After 20..Qxb2?! 21 Rxd4!..Qxa1+ 22 Kh2..Rg8 23 Qf6+..Rg7 24 Rg4 White would have escaped with a perpetual; the unexpected 20..f5! was effective both as an offensive and a defensive move. 32 Qb3..Rxg2 33 Kxg2..Qf2+ 34 Kh1..Rg8 would have led to the same result. Finally, 33 Nxe4..Be5 would have also won for Black. Morozovich at his best.
Mar-14-11  joupajou: Thanks <plang> for your analysis. I'd like to comment on this line, though.

<20..Qxb2?! 21 Rxd4!..Qxa1+ 22 Kh2..Rg8>

Here black could play 22. ..f6

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Forces white queen to retreat and protect knight in c3. So, it's either 23. Qe3 or 23. Qd2.

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