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Sergei Movsesian vs Mikhail Gurevich
Sarajevo (2000), Sarajevo BIH, rd 5, May-21
French Defense: Advance. Euwe Variation (C02)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-19-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tomlinsky: How you can actually lose 2 points in GTM for a move-order preference of 6...cd 7...Nge7 is baffling to say the least.
Mar-01-11  aniceto: Between moves 25-27 White opens the h and g files for Black's rooks. Why?
Jul-28-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Movsesian vs M Gurevich, 2000.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF GUREVICH.
Your score: 52 (par = 41)

LTJ

Feb-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  bharat123: 35..Bg2+ 36.Kxg7 Qd2+ 37.Rf2 Rh2+ is deadly.
Mar-30-15  SpiritedReposte: A hidden gem.
Oct-20-15
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  plang: 10 h4!? was a relatively new idea at the time; Gurevich innovated with a speculative piece sacrifice with 10..f6!? and 11..Nfxd4. 14 gxf..gxf 15 Nxe5..fxe 16 Bh5+..Ke7 17 Bg5+..Kd6 would have been strong for Black. Gurevich was critical of 24 Qg3?! recommending 24 Bxh7..Bb5 25 Rf2..d4 with an unclear position. 32 Bxf5..Bxf5 33 Rxf5..Rh1+ would not have helped Black. Black would have remained in control after 32..exf 33 Qxf4+..Ka8 34 Bg2..R3h4..

Voted the best game in Informant 78. The piece sacrifice has been played successfully in a few games since but Psakhis in his book on the Advance French thinks that White can defend better (though he does not say how).

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