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Alexander Morozevich vs Peter Leko
Tal Memorial (2009), Moscow RUS, rd 1, Nov-05
Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Variation (C45)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-05-09  kellmano: A very nice game. Some fighting chess in the draws today.
Nov-05-09  drnooo: Moro is on record as for telling us that chess is not the be all and end all for him. Definitely even more it was not for Tal. Of all the players here he is one that a win would be nice but a loss not much more than a shrug from him. Probably the gap is greatest with him than any of the rest from talent and desire, thus his tendency to play anything under the sun from the first move on and likely with much less preparation than the others. A few years back Korchnoi said the only two interesting players on the scene, at least that he had faced were Carlsen and Morozovich. Wonder if he would still say the samel
Nov-05-09  TylerD: An elegant and entertaining game.
Nov-05-09
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  Eyal: Very cool defense under pressure by Leko at the end. Apparently it was better to keep building up the pressure with 28.Bc3! instead of forcing things by f5.
Nov-05-09
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  HeMateMe: Moro seems to accept a draw well in advance. he must have calculated that he did not have quite enough to deliver mate, but went into the variation anyway, swapping off all of the pieces.
Nov-05-09  kingsindian2006: after seeing this endgame, couldnt believe a draw is the outcome... Nice draw on both sides.
Nov-05-09
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  HeMateMe: Moro can force the perpetual check. A fairly strong club player can see that the rooks can always check, but a third piece is needed to deliver mate. These type of attacking positions along the King rook file are very common. I think Moro saw this a long ways off, just decided there was nothing good that presented itself on the queenside.
Nov-05-09  kingsindian2006: oops meant to say the middle game not endgame...oh well cant delete it now
Nov-07-09
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  Eyal: In fact, Morozevich may have missed good winning chances with 31.fxg7! (instead of Rh7), e.g. 31...Rxc2+ 32.Kxc2 and Black cannot avoid an exchange of rooks and the loss of a5 - 32...Ra7 33.Rh8+ Kxg7 34.Re8 Ne6 35.Rhh8 Nxg5 36.Ra8 Rb7 37.Rhb8; or alternatively 31...Kxg7 32.Rh7+ Kg6 33.Kxd2 Ne4+ 34.Ke3 Nxg5 35.Rh8 and again Black is forced to exchange rooks with a5 falling soon, since 35...Ra7 loses the knight after 36.Rg8+ and 37.Rf1+.
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