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Ivan Sokolov vs Alexander Morozevich
Bosnia Sarajevo Tournament (2008), Sarajevo BIH, rd 1, May-23
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. General (E91)  ·  1/2-1/2
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May-24-08
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Don't ignore the "just a draw" games. This is an interesting struggle in an obscure variation of the KID.

Moro gets saddled with some light square weaknesses, and comes up with an odd manner of defending them--he creates *more* light square weaknesses! The idea is to create a fortress.

Sokolov comes up with a variety of plans to break through and start pouncing on Black's weak pawns. Moro's defenses just barely hold up against the White Rook's sly penetrations, but this R&5P vs. R&5P ending is surprisingly complicated and White might have missed a win somewhere. Perhaps 58.Rd7!? I know he wanted to keep an eye on Black's c-pawn, but maybe restricting the Black King was more important?

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