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|Oct-23-09|| ||newzild: <Wannabe>, yes, <dannygjk> is right. The player was Judit Polgar.|
As much as I admire Mickey's play in this game, a little part of me wishes Morozevich won. Anybody willing to play the Evans in this day and age ought to be rewarded!
|Oct-23-09|| ||dannygjk: I agree <newzild>, unfortunately the attitude today is, 'sac a pawn!?, what are you crazy!?'.|
|Oct-23-09|| ||gtgloner: It looks to me like White's losing move was 25. axb4. Is there anything else he could have done here?|
|Oct-23-09|| ||randomsac: Nice game. Nh4 is just a great heads up move.|
|Oct-23-09|| ||RandomVisitor: 4 minutes per move:
Alexander Morozevich (2745) - Michael Adams (2746)
Corus Wijk aan Zee NED (4), 17.01.2001
[Rybka 3 ]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.0-0 Nge7 8.Ng5 d5 9.exd5 Ne5 10.Bb3 0-0 11.cxd4 Ng4 12.Qf3 Nf6 13.Ba3 h6 14.Ne4 Nxe4 15.Qxe4 last book move
16.Bb2 -0.84/19 Nf5 -0.84/20
17.Qf4 -0.96/20 Bb4 -0.96/18
18.Na3 -0.96/19 Bd6 -0.76/21
19.Qd2 -0.76/19 Qh4 -0.69/19
[Rybka 3 : 20.f4 Re4 21.g3 Nxg3 22.hxg3 Qxg3+ 23.Qg2 Qxg2+ 24.Kxg2 Re2+ 25.Rf2 Rxb2 26.Rxb2 Bxa3 27.Rf2 Bd7 28.Bc2 Re8 29.Rb1 b6 30.Kf3 Bd6 31.Rg2 Bh3 32.Rg3 Bc8 33.Ba4 -0.69/19 ]
[Rybka 3 : 20...Qh5 21.Bd1 Qh3 22.Nb5 Bd7 23.Nxd6 Nxd6 24.Bf3 Qf5 25.Bg2 Ne4 26.Qf4 Qxf4 27.gxf4 Nd6 28.Rfe1 a6 29.Ba3 Nb5 30.Bb2 Rxe1+ 31.Rxe1 Re8 32.Re3 Nd6 -0.91/19 ]
21.Nc4 -0.62/18 b5 -0.51/20
22.Ne5 -0.51/18 Bb7= -0.19/18
[Rybka 3 : 22...f6 23.f4 a5 24.Qd3 -0.51/18 ]
[Rybka 3 : 23.f4 Ne7 24.Qd3 b4 25.Qf3 a5 26.Rae1= -0.19/18 ]
[Rybka 3 : 24.Re4 a4 25.Bd1 h5 26.Bf3 Bxd5 27.Bg2 Qxg2+ 28.Kxg2 Bxe4+ 29.Kg1 Bd5 30.a3 b4 31.axb4 a3 32.Ba1 a2 33.Rc1 g6 34.b5 Reb8 35.Nd7 Rxb5 36.Nf6+ Kf8 37.Qd3 Raa5 38.h3 c6 -0.48/18 ]
[Rybka 3 : 25.Re4 bxa3 26.Ba1 f6 27.Qc2 Ba6 28.Bc4 Bxc4 29.Nxc4 Rxe4 30.Qxe4 Qh5 31.Qd3 a2 32.Re1 Rb8 33.Qc2 Bb4 34.Rc1 Re8 35.d6 cxd6 36.Qxa2 -0.97/17 ]
[Rybka 3 : 26.Qc2 Bxe1 27.Rxe1 a4 28.Bc4 a3 29.Ba1 Nd6 30.Ba2 Qf5 31.Qd1 f6 32.Bb1 Qh3 33.Qd3 fxe5 34.dxe5 Nf5 35.Qb3 Reb8 36.e6 Qg4 37.e7 Nd6 38.Qd3 -1.54/17 ]
[Rybka 3 : 27.Qd3 Bxe1 -5.65/14 ]
|Oct-23-09|| ||Phony Benoni: I know Adams is strong enough to make anybody look bad, but it still looks like Morozevich never got the feel of this game. There seems to be no life in his play, Evans Gambit notwithstanding.|
|Oct-23-09|| ||keypusher: Lovely game. 8. cxd4 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 and either Qb3 or Ba3 is the main line, but that is not so appetizing. Very creative, aggressive play by Adams. I love how his knights dance around.|
|Oct-23-09|| ||yasemin: Hi,
I have a few questions about the opening of the game and would appreciate your advice.
1) What's the idea behind white's 4th move (b4)? It looks like a defenseless pawn sacrificed for no reason to me.
2) Why does white castle on move 7 instead of capturing the pawn? It's already a pawn down so doesn't the black pawn pose a threat?
3) As a mirror question, after white's castling, why doens't black capture the c3 white pawn? Isn't it a good opportunity to get even further ahead in terms of pawn attack?
|Oct-23-09|| ||wetpaste: i was thinking about nh4 on move 21, then 22.f4 bg4 23. bd1, i'm not really sure where this line goes and I'm sure I'm missing somthing obvious.|
|Oct-23-09|| ||benjaminpugh: Yasemin,
Your first question is simply pointing out the Evans Gambit. Morphy used it a lot. It supposedly opens up white's game but modern play doesn't really use it anymore.
The answer to your second question about white's move 7 is easy. The pawn on c3 is pinned to the king because of the bishop on a5.
As for why black doesn't ever take the pawn on c3, that's beyond my level to explain. I probably would have taken it at some point.
|Oct-23-09|| ||WhiteRook48: ...Nh4!!|
|Oct-23-09|| ||RandomVisitor: After 9...Ne5
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<[-0.22] d=23 10.Qxd4> f6 11.Re1 Bb6 12.Qh4 Nxc4 13.Qxc4 fxg5 14.d6 Qxd6 15.Bxg5 Be6 16.Qxe6
|Oct-23-09|| ||yasemin: Thank you very much, Benjamin!|
|Oct-23-09|| ||SirChrislov: Nice game but I don't get the pun. why spidey sence? who's spiderman here?|
|Oct-23-09|| ||Thrajin: <SirChrislov>, Michael Adams is known in chess circles as "The Spider" because of his precise and constricting play.|
|Oct-23-09|| ||ComboKal: I did not like 11.cxd4. It doubles up the pawns and allows for ...Ng4 and eventually ...Nf6, with a triple attack on d5. I would have played the more aggressive 11.Qxd4, but as usual, I'm probably overlooking something!|
|Oct-23-09|| ||ComboKal: I think the game was lost after 18.Na3 Bd6. Yet another white piece ends up way over on the queen-side. Was white trying to bait an exchange, overlooking the attack on the queen with ...Bd6? The queen is forced to retreat, opening the door for the king-side attack.|
|Oct-26-09|| ||kevin86: White can stop the attack by taking the knight,but his queen is the price.|
|Jul-11-10|| ||thickhead: < wetpaste: i was thinking about nh4 on move 21, then 22.f4 bg4 23. bd1, i'm not really sure where this line goes and I'm sure I'm missing somthing obvious. > Obviously 23....Re2 cuts off all defenses. No better would be 23.R(a1)e1 Bb4 and hellbreaks loose! Even 23.Rf2 does not help 23... Nf3+ 24.Rxf3 Bxf3 and how can you prevent 25... Re2? e.g. 25.Re1 RxR+ 26.QxR Qg2 # else 25 Bd1 Re2|
|Jul-11-10|| ||thickhead: after analysing 21... Nh4 as above I feel white should have exchanged Evan's bishop by 22.Nxd6 and activate bishops by opening up the position prudently.Otherwise knight may play havoc.|
|Sep-30-11|| ||xapablanca: Why isn't the Evan Gambit used in Modern chess?|
|Dec-04-11|| ||sevenseaman: Tactically delayed arrival of the N on h4 is now devastating.|
|Nov-19-12|| ||Cemoblanca: 17...Bb4!, 18...Bd6! & 19...Qh4! Simply delicious! :)|
|Apr-20-13|| ||Conrad93: Props to Morozevich for choosing such a bold opening system.|
|Apr-20-13|| ||Conrad93: The d4-d5 double pawn formation lead to white's demise in this game.|
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