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Alexander Morozevich vs Loek van Wely
Corus (2009)  ·  Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Hungarian Variation (D97)  ·  1-0
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Jan-18-09  NakoSonorense: Go Moro!
Premium Chessgames Member The clock that reads 0:00-0:00 is not broken, they actually do have less than a minute each.
Jan-18-09  NakoSonorense: Not anymore, They reached the 40th move!
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Sunday morning, fresh coffee, and ChessGames. Life is good, even if this position is not. At first blush, looks like both sides have to cope with certain awkwardnesses.
Jan-18-09  Marmot PFL: Looks like white wins after Kxc2 Bxf1+ Kc3, winning b pawn or trading rooks 1st.
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  Sneaky: This is like walking out of a dark room into bright sunshine, you have take a minute to let your eyes adjust. What the heck is going on here? Moro is winning I guess?
Jan-18-09  waustad: The other advantage of white in time scrambles is that they get to make the first move in non-blitz mode after time control.
Jan-18-09  Marmot PFL: Many greats played the Grunfeld - Botvinnik, Smyslov, Fischer, Korchnoi, Kasparov - but it is a hard opening.
Jan-18-09  NakoSonorense: Is Rf2 best for White here?
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  OneArmedScissor: I hope Van Wely gets his ass blasted back to the stone age
Jan-18-09  Woody Wood Pusher: Who needs Fischer-Random when we have Moro!
Jan-18-09  waustad: Tough crowd. Drop below 2700 and the hate mail begins.
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  Sneaky: So much for my "forehead theory".
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  OneArmedScissor: Rf2 loses
Jan-18-09  Open Defence: thanks for the additional broadcast <>
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  OneArmedScissor: nvm didn't see white's bishop
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  Sneaky: <OneArmedScissor: Rf2 loses> No, I think it's good! I imagine 41.Rf2 Rxf2 42.Nxf2 Rc7(or something) 43.Rh4+ and White looks like he's dominating.
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  Sneaky: ...and 42.Kc3 is good too. Either way, a pair of rooks gets traded and White's advantage looms larger.
Jan-18-09  Marmot PFL: nf4 and Rg6+ is threat, so Bxd3 might be forced
Jan-18-09  chessic eric: i can't see a good way to prevent white's plan of Rg6+,Kh5 g4+,h4 Rh6+,Kg3 Rxh2,Kxh2 where the black king is sorely out of play.
Jan-18-09  NakoSonorense: Moro wins?!?!
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  Sneaky: There is also the revealed check threat of Rg6+ Kh7 R(somewhere evil)+.

Note that Black can't just play into Rg6+ Kh5 due to that nasty little Nf4 checkmate.

Jan-18-09  Marmot PFL: so now Moro is back to where he started Corus
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  SCUBA diver: He could have played a few more moves.
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