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Peter Leko vs Alexander Morozevich
Fujitsu Siemens Giants (2000) (rapid), Frankfurt, rd 9, Jun-22
French Defense: Normal Variation (C10)  ·  0-1


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Sep-09-04  botvinnik1978: looks like Leko has been badly crashed here
Sep-23-04  clocked: It is amazing how quickly white loses the opening advantage.
Sep-23-04  mjk: <admiralnemo> 37...♗x♘? is mate in 3, right?
Sep-23-04  admiralnemo: that's why i deleted my post :)
Jan-25-05  csmath: This is the only classical game that Moro won against Leko? Amazing game, French without c5 and with a crushing attack on hesitating Leko. Just pure concentrated Morozevich in his best.
Oct-23-06  OneArmedScissor: <37. ...Bxd7?? 38. Rf8+!>
Feb-18-07  Confuse: I dont get it... so what if Rf8+? Bc8, Qwhocares, Qg2#?

Either way Moro wins with some real style. : )

Feb-18-07  erasmus: <Confuse> 37...Bxd7?? 38. Rf8+ Bc8 39. Rxc8+ Kxc8 40. Qe8# 1-0
Nov-29-07  notyetagm: <erasmus: <Confuse> 37...Bxd7?? 38. Rf8+ Bc8 39. Rxc8+ Kxc8 40. Qe8# 1-0>

Yes, White forces mate in this variation, the key move being 39 ♖f8x♗c8+!.

Nov-29-07  notyetagm: A stupendous game by Morozevich, annotated by IM John Watson in his "Dangerous Weapons: The French" book in the chapter on meeting 3 ♘b1-c3 with 3 ... ♘b8-c6!?, titled "Swearing In Church", since that is how Nimzowitsch described the idea of playing ... ♘b8-c6 before ... c7-c5 in the French.
Jul-03-08  Confuse: I make the Oh face : 0 and agree with your analysis. yum.
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