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Alexander Morozevich vs Alexandra Kosteniuk
World Blitz Championship (2009), Moscow RUS, rd 15, Nov-17
Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50)  ·  0-1


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Nov-17-09  TheMacMan: beautiful game from kosteniuk, judit polgar cannot win against moro.
Nov-17-09  Billy Vaughan: Gorgeous finish!
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  tamar: She's a Kosteniuk
Kosteniuk on the board
And she's playing
Like she's never played before...
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  tpstar: One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small/And the ones that mother gives you don't do anything at all/Go ask Alex - when she's ten feet tall
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  HeMateMe: Axel said: You know where you ARE Moro? You in the JUNGLE baybeee!!
Apr-16-16  fieldsofforce: We complement her on her win against one of the strongest men GMs in the world in 2009 and still today in 2016. An even bigger complement would be to analyze her win. So here goes.

After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 (Moro did not want to test Alex's knowledge of the Sicilian and thought this is blitz so he played for a transposition into openings that he was reasonably sure he knew better than her, so he played 3.c3
Alex played the most natural move
3...Nf6 attacking the white pawn on e4.
Then Moro thinking this is blitz I will play for a cheapo. He played 4.Be2 (definitely not book, The White B needed to get out from behind his pawn wall by playing for ex. 4.Bb5+, but he expected to surprise Alex early because after 4.Be2 if Alex had played 4...Nxe4?? Moro would have played 5.Qa4+ followed by QxN(e4).

Play thru the rest of the game and see the sad fate of White's light square bishop.

There is a lot more to how well Alex played this game.

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