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Alexander Morozevich vs Alexander Grischuk
World Championship Tournament (2007), Mexico City MEX, rd 12, Sep-27
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Flexible Line (A28)  ·  1-0



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Sep-27-07  luzhin: 41. Qe5+ wins
Sep-27-07  Marmot PFL: In for a long queen ending I guess
Sep-27-07  chessmoron: 1-0. Mate in 12.
Sep-27-07  aphasia: Rybka was evaluating Qe5+ as over +33!
Sep-27-07  radu stancu: <Marmot PFL: In for a long queen ending I guess> Rybka says it's a total win by white.
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  tamar: Morozevich will take his time, but he wins the queen now.
Sep-27-07  Marmot PFL: Qe5+ might shorten it a bit.
Sep-27-07  chessamateur: You don't need a computer to see that it's over for Black.
Sep-27-07  Marmot PFL: Grischuk seemed fine out of the opening but then I missed the middle game.
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  tamar: 42 Qe3+ and the King cannot go back to g7 because of Qe7+ and Qf8#, so must play ...g5

Grischuk will resign aftertaking a few moments to curse himself.

Sep-27-07  talisman: moro...from an old cajun song... "i'm forever me"...i bet they love this guy in mexico.
Sep-27-07  boz: How on earth does anyone "prepare" for a game against Moro?
Sep-27-07  Kaspablanca: Why not 40...Qxf5?
Sep-27-07  SniperOnG7: Yeah, what kind of reversed Sicilian did Moro just pulled out?
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  sisyphus: <Kaspablanca: Why not 40...Qxf5?> Good question. Probably the best reason is that Grischuk was down to about 15 seconds before time control.

It's true 40....Rxg2 is a blunder that loses quickly. But after 40....Qxf5, 41.Qc3+ wins the rook, and Black has no counterplay.

Somebody better than me said the losing move was 37....f5, breaking up Black's king side. Before that, Moro was supposed to be winning, though a patzer like me couldn't have proved it.

Sep-27-07  savagerules: Doesnt make sense to play a move down with colors reversed against the open Sicilian which is what this game was. If Black doesnt play an early ...d5, that makes some sense to keep the position closed.
Sep-28-07  luzhin: The losing blunder, if there is one, was 38...Qc2, abandoning the crucial a1-h8 diagonal.
Sep-28-07  Ulhumbrus: 10...Nxf3+ may equalize, but perhaps Grischuk wants more.
Sep-28-07  thom: during the game Rybka said that 14.. ♘d7?! if 14.. c5
Sep-29-07  sanyas: <during the game Rybka said that 14.. d7?! if 14.. c5>

It talks too?

Oct-02-07  Resignation Trap: Morozevich adjusts his pieces at the start of the game: .
Apr-22-17  Saniyat24: brilliant counter-attack by Morozevich...!

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