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Alexander Morozevich vs Gata Kamsky
Russian Team Rapid (2016) (rapid), Sochi RUS, rd 4, Oct-05
Dutch Defense: General (A80)  ·  1-0



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Oct-11-16  paavoh: Where was the development, Black?
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  HeMateMe: that was fast and brutal. Dutch defense broken up before any normal structure appeared. Good to see Moro back in action. Kamsky didn't seem familiar with the odd sideline of this opening, perhaps it was new.
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  perfidious: A clever double X-ray serves as the finishing blow in this smash.
Oct-11-16  CountryGirl: Zuked !
Oct-12-16  ajile: This looks like a very interesting tricky combo of 2.Bf4 and the Veresov like 4.Nc3. Then add the Hopton-like 5.h4 and you get this hodge podge White anti-Dutch variation. This seems to confuse Kamsky enough that he makes some bad moves. 5..Be6 looks strange and Black might have considered getting this bishop to f7 ASAP instead of waiting. And every Dutch player knows that if White can get in e4 against the Dutch early with no downside Black is probably in trouble. After 14.Qh5+ Black is pretty much positionally busted IMO. The k-side light squares are destroyed and White is penetrating with his pieces. And of course Black's king is in the center with heavy pieces still on. A possibly safer opening choice could be 5..h6 to be able to play ..g5 if White advances with h5. Also in the 2.Bf4 variation Black could play more slowly with an early ..e6 and ..d6 and slowly prepare ..e5 to take advantage of White's Bf4. If White gets too crazy on the k-side his king will also become more open and if White takes time to 0-0-0 this should also allow Black time for 0-0-0 too.

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