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Alexander Morozevich vs Alexander Khalifman
Russian Championship Higher League (2011), Taganrog RUS, rd 3, Jun-17
Trompowsky Attack: General (A45)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jun-21-11  kellmano: Moro was lucky to get away with this one methinks.
Jun-24-11  hellopolgar: 49. ... e4 wins for black...

how can black, a 2700+ player, miss that?

instead he blunders away the pawn with 49. ... b2...

Jun-24-11  Everett: <hellopolgar> Maybe the 5th hour of play? Maybe the endgame isn't so easy, hmmm? Maybe he played 49..b2 to aggravate the woodpushers on this site.

Also, 49..e4 50.Kd4 looks like white can blockade on e3 with his king and have his rook free to start gobbling up pawns. The sequence chosen by black seems to deflect the K away from that blockade idea, hoping to gain time to penetrate with his own king. Didn't work in the game, but this is how it goes sometimes.

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  Sastre: If 49...e4 50.Kd4, <50...Bb5 51.Rb2 (51.Kxe4 Be2) Be2 52.Ke3 Bd1 53.Kxe4 Kc6 54.Ke3 Kxc5 55.Rd2 Be2 56.Rb2 Kc4> should be winning for Black.
Jun-24-11  Everett: <Sastre> That line is quite pretty. I'm sure if Khalifman had seen up through 51.Kxe4 Be2! he would have played it.

I'm assuming that after <49..e4 50.Kd4 Bb5 51.Rb2 Be2 52.Ke3 Bd1 53.Kxe4 Kc6 54.Kd4 loses to 54..Bc2 55.Ke3 Kxc5>?

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  Sastre: <Everett> Yes, that line also looks hopeless for White.
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