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Peter Svidler vs Alexander Morozevich
Morelia-Linares (2007), Linares ESP, rd 14, Mar-10
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-10-07  russep: How come Morozevich just didn't play 26....Qxd1+ ??
Mar-10-07  shalgo: <How come Morozevich just didn't play 26....Qxd1+ ???

At chesspro, they give this line: 26...Qxd1+?? 27.Kb2 Bc6 (27...f6 28.Rxe6+, mating) 28.Ra7 Bd7 29.Rxd7! Kxd7 30.Qd6+ Ke8 31.Bb5+ Rc6 32.Bxc6#

Mar-10-07  russep: I was thinking that after 27. Kb2 that Svidler might try to get in Ra7 and threaten mate
Mar-10-07  dasp3edd3m0n: What the hell is this? It looks like a 1/0 game on yahoo chess.
Mar-10-07  Eyal: 19.Qxc5?? must have been caused by some horrible miscalculation of Svidler. After 19.0-0 it looks about equal (of course not 19...Qxa3?? 20.Bb5+).
Mar-10-07  KamikazeAttack: Sometimes Svidooo plays like an amateur or FIDE Master.

Some of his losses are hard to understand.

Good game by Moro though.

Mar-10-07  setebos: <Some of his losses are hard to understand> LOL
Mar-10-07  Knight13: The Drawmaster of Linares gets beat in a fashionable way!


Mar-10-07  lemychess: horrible calculation by svidooo on Qxc5???
Mar-11-07  setebos: The drawmaster beat himself :)
Mar-11-07  slomarko: when he played Qc5 did he see a... draw? :P
Mar-13-07  Gantreel: Even if 19. 0-0, then 19...Nxd3 followed by ...0-0 and Black will have a much stronger position: a passed a-pawn, strong bishop, active Queen, while white's d-pawn is easily blockaded.
Mar-14-07  HolyKnight: Moro I love it. Finish the tournament blowing away a 2700+ with the French. Viva Moro and Viva the French.
Jun-27-07  builttospill: This is the game that inspired me to play the french. There were some nice comments regarding this game on chessbase:

There's something about the pawn advance on the queenside for black that feels right, and this line serves as a nice solution for the bad bishop. The way Moro played to open up the diagonal for it is something I could understand and appreciate.

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