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Viswanathan Anand vs Alexander Morozevich
Corus Group A (2001), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-21
Queen's Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense. Modern Gambit (D06)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  gezafan: Why can't white play 11.Qxb7?
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  OhioChessFan: 11. Qxb7 Rb8 12. Qa6 Bxe3 13. fxe3 Rxb2 14. Qxa7 0-0

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is fine for White, but the Queen remains offsides.

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  plang: This line closely resembles (and can easily transpose into) a variation of the Queens Gambit Accepted (1 d4..d5 2 c4..dxc 3 e4..Nc6 4 Nf3..Bg4 5 Be3..e6). The main line id 6..e6; Morozovich's 6..Bxf3!? is rarely played nowadays and is considered bad by Dunnington in his book on the Chigorins.

<Nov-25-09 gezafan: Why can't white play 11.Qxb7?>

Morozovich, in fact, is critical of Anand's 11 0-0-0 recommending instead 11 Qxb7 (why play 10 Wb3 if you don't plan on taking the b-pawn) 11..Rb8 12 Qa6..Bxe3 13 fxe..Rxb2 14 Qa3..Qb8 15 0-0..Qb4 16 Qxb4..Rxb4 17 Be2 with a solid advantage for White.

White would have maintained an advantage with 20 Qc3..c4 21 b3..cxb 22 axb..Qb7 23 Rc2..Rc8 24 Bf1..Ne8 25 Bh3; after Anand's 20 Qa3?! Black developed dangerous counterplay. 29 Ka1!? gave Black some tactical chances; 29 Kxa2 seems safer. Morozovich pointed out that he missed the winning continuation 31..f6 32 f4..Rb3 33 Qa5..Kh7 34 fxe..c3 35 bxc..Rb5 36 Qxa2..Rxc3 37 Rd5..Rbb3; instead after 31..Rc5? a repetition ensued.

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