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Igor Lysyj vs Alexander Morozevich
Russian Team Championship (2007), Sochi RUS, rd 4, May-05
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation. Nadanian Attack (D85)  ·  0-1



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May-10-07  aktajha: From a classical point of view this is really a strange game.

First Lysyj doesn't accept the giant center with e4, nxc3 bxc3.

After that he directly takes on c5 after that move.

And to make things worse Morozevich just gives up his important dark squared bishop and with that his B-pair, just after opening the position!

And I thought I was slowly starting to understand chess...

May-10-07  builttospill: One thing I picked up about Moro's games is he values dynamic chess advantage (extra tempi, opponent king safety) higher than static chess advantage (material advantage, bishop vs. knights). If you keep following his games, they start to rub off on you. (Though i'd recommend you learn from Morphy's games first and foremost)
May-10-07  dehanne: What's the matter with this 5.Na4? Never seen anything like that before.
May-10-07  Resignation Trap: <dehanne> 5.Na4!? is the idea of the Armenian player Ashot Nadanian. Looking at the results of this move, it appears to have some merit, though at first glance it looks ridiculous: . Lysyj tried it against Sasikiran at Aeroflot earlier this year, and won (I Lysyj vs Sasikiran, 2007 ). Morozevich is a tougher customer!

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May-11-07  Plato: <aktajha> Your comment is very perceptive. I would highly recommend that you buy the book <Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy: Advances Since Nimzowitsch> by John Watson to get an idea of why these sorts of moves and games are so characteristic of modern Grandmaster chess. It is truly one of the best chess books I've come across in recent years, and I'm certain you'll learn a lot from it.

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