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Alexander Morozevich vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
Russian Team Championship (2007), Sochi RUS, rd 5, May-06
Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40)  ·  0-1



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May-10-07  zephirus: did Moro missed 34 Ndb5 axb5 35 Rxd6 Kxd6 36 Rd2 Ke7 37 Qxe5 ? that looks like an easy win
May-10-07  shakh.i.shekh: After 34 Ndb5 axb5 35 Rxd6 Black can reply with Nf3 forking the King and Queen.
May-10-07  Microdot: Instead of 36.Qf4 moro missed both
36.Qg3 or 36.g7 traped a whole rook
All I can say about this wild game
is morozevich outplayed ivanchuk then
He missed an easy win in time trouble.I love moro style!!

Also Ivanchuk plan about moving his king from king's side to a8 is very very interesting plan. GG

May-10-07  builttospill: Move 37 Moro should have played Nxf5, but he was in time trouble and pushed the g pawn instead. After that he lost all the pressure when the king escaped to a8
May-10-07  Kangaroo: <<builttospill>: Move 37 Moro should have played Nxf5, but he was in time trouble and pushed the g pawn instead. After that he lost all the pressure when the king escaped to a8>

Regrettably, your suggestion fails after <37. Nxf5 Qxd1+ 38. Nxd1 Nf3+> and Black wins.

May-10-07  Davolni: what a wild and nice game. Too bad there was a time trouble, so the mission was not accomplished....
May-10-07  builttospill: <Kangaroo> It looks to me that you're forgetting that on move 37 the white queen is on f4, so after taking on d1, the black knight is pinned on e5.
May-13-07  outplayer: Ivanchuk proves that a tough defender can win as well.
May-14-07  AlfieNoakes: What an awesome game! Chucky defended incredibly.
May-14-07  percyblakeney: By move 35 Morozevich had played himself into enormous time trouble, he had 30 seconds for 5 moves and missed several wins, going from more than +4 to a lost position.
May-16-07  Takya Kotov: An outstanding game and good fun. It illustrates nicely why I will never be a grandmaster.
May-16-07  kingsindian2006: great attack on moro's part.. hate when a guy runs from one side to the other with the king.. its hard to catch him through the forest. great defense though chuck
Jul-24-07  pacorrum: This game is a masterpiece of defence! Ivanchuk is a genious!
Jul-24-07  Jim Bartle: Analysis of this could take several pages in the Informant...
Dec-18-07  PAWNTOEFOUR: <percyblakeney>........crafty had moro at +3.38 after 36 moves............i don't know what happened after that.....moro went straight downhill
Apr-24-18  Saniyat24: What a beautiful chess game...! I have got a pun for this game, "Countermeasure".

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