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Sergey Volkov vs Alexander Morozevich
Russian Championship Superfinal (2005), Moscow RUS, rd 5, Dec-23
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46)  ·  0-1


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Dec-23-05  PARACONT1: Sporting of Volkov to allow himself to be mated. There's a crowd pleaser!
Dec-23-05  setebos: Poor Volkov is the punching bag of the tournament
Dec-24-05  The17thPawn: 35.Bf2 was clearly a blunder but Whites already in serious trouble with blacks connected pigs on the 7th. I'm not certain anything by move 35 would make much difference.
Dec-24-05  csmath: It wouldn't, according to my analysis. But it would have been more tricky for Moro.

Moro was on top of this, the precise and fast execution after the blunder is a clear sign.

Volkov was clearly outplayed in the opening, this is a very interesting and marginal line in NID, I play NID when I have a chance and this was extremely easy for Moro, the game almost looks effortless. Volkov is really playing terrible the whole tournament.

But the real tests for Moro are coming against Svidler and Kramnik. Moro did not look as sharp against Tomashevsky so I am not so sure he is quite so good as this game can make you believe.

Dec-24-05  Akavall: I don't like white position out of the opening at all, so passive and a bad dark-squared bishop!
Dec-24-05  jmi: 40.. Qh1+ should be 40 .... Qh1#
Dec-24-05  Bobsterman3000: 23. g4 was really asking for trouble, also. I can't find a solid rationale for that move. I guess it was intended to deprive the d3 knight of the F5 square but 23...f5 remedied that very easily.
Dec-24-05  hitman84: <Bobsterman3000>it was played to stop Bf5 i feel white wants to suffocate the bad B
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  al wazir: Over half the moves from 10 to 25 were knight moves. No wonder Volkov lost; he didn't know what to do after he traded away his knights.
Aug-13-09  ToTheDeath: Workin' on our Knight moves
Tryin' to lose the awkward teenage blues
Workin' on our Knight moves
And it was summertime
Mmm sweet summertime summertime
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