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Alexander Morozevich vs Alexander Moiseenko
"Gimme some MO" (game of the day Apr-16-2022)
Russian Club Cup (2006), Sochi RUS, rd 1, Apr-20
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Marshall Variation (C42)  ·  1-0



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Apr-29-06  Atking: No kibitz ? This game is incredible !
Apr-29-06  THE pawn: 23.Bxh6! is a typical morozevich sacrifice.
Apr-29-06  Knight13: Yes. A great game indeed, beginning with sacrifice...!
Apr-29-06  Akavall: Yes, a great game!

19. Bf1! came as total surprise to me.

Also, after 23. Bxh6! h5 was just begging to be played, IMO; however, Morozevich didn't!

May-02-06  chessmoron: 24...Qd8 is just a horrible move for black, i would rather move h5 for a draw at least
May-04-06  zephir: <chessmoron> against Morozevich you would have soiled your pants, rather
May-09-06  crazy monk: 23.Bx6h! too late. Maybe instead of 22..a5, 22..h5 prepare for 23..Ne6. But black is positional lost anyway, horrible opening.
Dec-10-06  Karpova: <Also, after 23. Bxh6! h5 was just begging to be played, IMO; however, Morozevich didn't!> 25.h5 Qg5! 26.Qxg5 hg 27.hg Nxg6 and Black is up a pawn.
Jan-17-07  TylerD: Beautiful attack. It is seldom we get to see such attacks and sacs at this level - ones that are intuitional in true sense of the word.

"Talish" - for real!

Apr-16-22  catlover: It looks like 24...Kh8 might have held things together a bit longer for black.
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  Teyss: Total Chess as there was Total Football: Kside, centre, Qside, back row, first row, threats, counter-threats.

FWIW after 1h (47 ply) SF gives 0.0 to 23...gxh6 24.h4 h5 (mentioned above instead of Qd8 which is +1.7 at 33 ply) 25.Bxh5 Kh8 26.Bg4 Qc7 27.Qf4 Nh7 28.h5 Be4 29.Qxf7 Qxf7 30.Rxf7

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White has 3Ps vs N and will regain a piece with the passed P so will be just a P up (Pa2 will fall).

For info if 39...b1=Q 40.Bxb1 Bxb1 or Rxe1 41.e7 wins.

At the end if 43...Re7 44.Qd6+ wins the R and if 43...Kf5 it's #5.

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  Teyss: <catlover> Apparently it is indeed another possible defence.
Apr-16-22  goodevans: <26...Nh7> was an unnecessary precaution that cost Black a crucial tempo. Consider the same sequence without this move: <26...b4 27.cxb4 axb4 28.Rxc6 Rxa2 29.Bf3>.

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Black can push <29...b3> straight away and if <30.Rd6> then <30...Qxd6!> followed by <31...b2> regaining his Q. A quick check shows he can stop White's connected passed pawns so this is completely winning.

Apr-16-22  Saniyat24: That's a nice pun...!
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  maytintan: <goodevans>
after 26....b4 27. h5 Bh7 28. Rxf7 Kg8
is complicated, but seems good for white

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