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|Mar-09-07|| ||radu stancu: <NakoSonorense: Why is Moro taking so long? |
Move the king already!!>
Probably a delay in transmission. I don't think Moro would spend so much time to move his king...
|Mar-09-07|| ||fm avari viraf: Topa is definitely having a big plus. Now everything depends on Moro to save his game.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||euripides: <Hesam> I know how Shredder feels. The point is that after Kxa4 White has Kc4 in many lines, right ? then something like f5 ef gf Kd5 and White will be OK.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||DevastatioN: King moves are a big part of what makes the difference between a win and only a draw in the ending. I believe moving your king is always the hardest to decide and be 100% correct.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||dan5791: White should push the h pawn and using Nxf6 to create a passed h pawn for queening!|
|Mar-09-07|| ||TheSlid: <senile pooch standing on my head...> Very impressive - I'm trying to re-learn how to do press-ups at the moment. Now at the level of an old, fat tart.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||fm avari viraf: I think Kd2 is logical but not so strong.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <NakoSonorense: Why is Moro taking so long?> |
It strikes me that this is a very difficult choice for Morozevich. The f3-square looks natural for the White King, but 46. Kd2 (attacking the Knight) may be tactically better. I am sure that Moro is doing heavy calculating many moves ahead.
|Mar-09-07|| ||euripides: ... or then e4 g4 followed by gf gf and it depends whether the king is in the square of the h pawn. But White doesn't have to take the f pawn after f5.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||Hesam7: <The f3-square looks natural for the White King>|
I think the knight on d3 disagrees.
|Mar-09-07|| ||messachess: I think it must be Nd4 for black--46th.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||Resignation Trap: There has been some recent discussion about Morozevich's endgame skills.
Go to our page of Alexander Morozevich and scroll back to around February 20 of this year.|
I don't think we really reached any conclusion...
|Mar-09-07|| ||fm avari viraf: After Nb4 trying to exchange Ns, Moro will loose the a pawn & the ending would be very tough.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||malibumike: Moro's threat to enter with his K - f3. g4, h5 should give him counter-play.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||radu stancu: <messachess: I think it must be Nd4 for black--46th.> That would pretty much mean he doesn't find anything more than a draw IMO. chesspro gives a variant that exchanges knights but still draws after black captures the a-pawn.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||TrueBlue: Topalov has the time advantage, if he only can figure out how to get the a pawn without giving white too much initiative :)|
|Mar-09-07|| ||boz: Possible or not, Black is trying to win this. He can't do that without eliminating the a-pawn. Maybe he has a chance if he can get his knight to c5.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||euripides: After 46...Nb4 I guess the point is something like 47.Nxb4 Nxb4 48.Kd3 Kxa4 49.Kc4 f5 50 ef ef 51.Kd5 e4 52.Kd4 Kb5 53.g4 g6? 54.gf gf 55.h4 and White wins. Black can bail out for a draw e.g. I imagine 53...fxg4.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||Hesam7: <euripidis> you are right, 46...Nb4 47.Nxb4 Kxb4 48.Kd3 Kxa4 49.Kc4 should be a draw.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||boz: <euripides> In your line (I know you meant 47...Kxd4) I think 49...f5 is simply wrong. Black can't allow the white king to go to d5. Black can play ...f5 if the white king goes to d6.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||boz: <euripides> Make that 47...Kxb4.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||euripides: <boz> not sure we're looking at the same position, as 47...Kxd4 wouldn't be legal. In my line other than 49...f5 I'm not sure how black would make progress.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||fm avari viraf: A chance to play f5.|
|Mar-09-07|| ||TrueBlue: ok, STUPID question, why doesn't black king go and take a pawn?|
|Mar-09-07|| ||boz: <euripides> Yes, 47...Kxb4. I agree that in your line Black can't make progress. But he mustn't throw away the game with 49...f5.|
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