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Magnus Carlsen vs Alexander Morozevich
Tal Memorial (2009), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Nov-06
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Keres Variation (E25)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-06-09  beenthere240: That was a drawing sequence from MC, who must have decided he had no winning chances. No one was nothing now.
Nov-06-09  AdrianP: If Rc3 ...Bd8-c7-d6-Ra8-Rf8# (of course, White gets a few moves as well, but you see the drift...!).
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  Eyal: <whatthefat: Was 34.Bg5 Rc7 35.Qd8 actually winning for White?> Yes, but 34...Rc7 is a blunder; as sp147 pointed out, 34...Be8 (attacking c5) is a much better idea.
Nov-06-09  AdrianP: Ha! <Keypusher> We share the same optimism...
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  keypusher: <AdrianP> Sorry, I deleted mine, since you had it covered. :-)
Nov-06-09  beenthere240: Black can spend the last moves before time control eliminating white's queenside pawns.
Nov-06-09  beenthere240: 39...Rd3 offering a repetition draw?
Nov-06-09  AdrianP: Hard to believe there's much left in this game now.
Nov-06-09  obientag: what happen??? ah ok, its drawlsen time...
Nov-06-09  beenthere240: What a surprise.
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  tamar: As much Remisevich as Drawsen.
Nov-06-09  robotin: Is it possible to watch the other games on this site ?
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  Eyal: <If Rc3 ...Bd8-c7-d6-Ra8-Rf8# (of course, White gets a few moves as well, but you see the drift...!).>


<And that's how dreams died:

39.Ra8 Rxc4 40.Bd8 Rxc5 41.Bc7 Bd7! 42.Bd6 Rc8 - again with a dead draw> (Shipov)

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  keypusher: But it was a very fine and interesting draw. Not quite as good as yesterday, but good nonetheless. Thanks!
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Nov-06-09  malthrope: < Thanks to everybody for participating in today's live chess broadcast.>

Thanks <> ! :))

All we ask is that you now pick the correct <"decisive game"> for tomorrow's live action. :P

We all know you can do that. :D

In fact, we're counting on you! <1-0 *grin* 0-1>

- Mal

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  Eyal: <mal> The way things are going, it might even be the decisive game of the whole tournament (as in 13th Unive Tournament (2009))!
Nov-06-09  botvinnik64: What happened in the rest of the game? The Russian site isn't very helpful.
Nov-06-09  malthrope: <Eyal: <mal> The way things are going, it might even be the decisive game of the whole tournament (as in 13th Unive Tournament (2009))!>

~lol~ Well, I sure hope not... o-O

This is, after all, the <"Tal Memorial"> and Kramnik doesn't have his usual 5 Whites! ;)

I'm sensing a dynamic decisive breakthrough shortly ('fingers crossed'). :P

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  kamalakanta: 39...Rxc4 40.Ra8 1/2-1/2
Nov-06-09  A Karpov Fan: The Nimzo is such a great defense, maybe Carlsen should just avoid it in future :-)
Nov-06-09  I Like Fish: black ice...
Nov-06-09  Open Defence: <Thrajin: <Open Defence>, refresh my memory. Didn't Carlsen train with Anand for awhile (before Anand's match with Kramnik)? Are you suggesting the Gruenfeld duel would be interesting because they have probably explored its lines together in training?> well Gary played the Grunfeld against Karpov and also commented that he was saving some prep for Carlsen, and Anand seems to have something new to say in the Grunfeld too so it would be a great theoretical duel not to mention adding Gary's assistance for the prep to the equation
Nov-06-09  KamikazeAttack: <The Nimzo is such a great defense, maybe Carlsen should just avoid it in future :-)>

Nah, it is back to the drawing board to find a way to that particular line.

What are computers for?

Nov-08-09  shintaro go: Black's bishop is beautifully placed.
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