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Magnus Carlsen vs Alexander Morozevich
Biel Chess Festival (2011), Biel SUI, rd 8, Jul-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna Variation (D39)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  acirce: And Carlsen knows Moro will hold this, of course.. They are just going through the motions now.
Jul-27-11  DrMAL: i adhere to that theory very much...except the broken pawns are not really a weakness so it does not apply
Jul-27-11  lostgalaxy: Think Black has the egde.

His rook has more space. His king only needs to hide from check.

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  Gypsy: This is not winnable.
White has the stronger side of the draw, though.
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  botvinnik64: ok, so this is a draw. Anyone see how Kramnik is kicking butt in Dortmund?
Jul-27-11  kellmano: <raul555> Ra1 - c1 - c8+ would have been in the air if he;d grabbed the bishop on c4.
Jul-27-11  raul555: Good morning, ive just woke up and reviewed the game. Why did Moro move 11 ... gxf6 instead taking with the queen the other bishop making a check ant then take bishop in f6, obtaining a piece?
Jul-27-11  kellmano: Both the other games look a little flat as well actually.
Jul-27-11  Michel Lassalle: I dont see draws everywhere as some do but here, really, I dont understand why they go on
Jul-27-11  achieve: White still has some chances for play if he gives up the a-pawn at opportune time, but even then within draw margin. Nice and necessary active defence by Moro, and needed.
Jul-27-11  DrMAL: takes some calculation...yes, i think the option of Kc3 also leads to a draw
Jul-27-11  polarmis: Shipov agrees it's a draw - or even slightly dangerous for White if he tries to win it:
Jul-27-11  Strongest Force: I would guess that Moro has the best chance to win
Jul-27-11  Whitehat1963: And there it is.
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  chancho: Maybe switch to Pono Kramnik next?

(we sure ask too much from the Chessgames admins, eh?)

Jul-27-11  DarkPath: Raul555
Raul, take a look at the comments on the link provided before, there is an answer to your question.
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  Gypsy: <Raul555> That is theory, from late 30's (due to Simagin, if I recall correctly).

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Jul-27-11  Ulhumbrus: <raul555: Good morning, ive just woke up and reviewed the game. Why did Moro move 11 ... gxf6 instead taking with the queen the other bishop making a check ant then take bishop in f6, obtaining a piece?> Because after Morozevich had taken the second piece Carlsen could have skewered Morozevich's Queen to his Queen's Rook and then won a Bishop and a Rook eg 11...Qxc4+ 12 Kg1 gxf6 13 Rc1 Qa6 14 Rxc8+ Ke7 15 Rxh8
Jul-27-11  Ulhumbrus: If Carlsen had not believed that he had any winning chcnces left, he could have considered agreeing to a draw in the poaition after 23...Rb4, in the interests of art. However he did have a few winning chances left.
Jul-27-11  Ulhumbrus: I am off for now. I do not know whether <chessgames> plans to switch to another game today.
Jul-27-11  talisman: anything else on tv?
Jul-27-11  Gordon1306: The other two games are still very much alive and kicking!
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  OneArmedScissor: hey guys what's up? how's it hangin?
Jul-27-11  raul555: Thank to answer my question. I agree and i made a blunder in my analysys, lol. To see more games click in "oficial site" above.
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  Penguincw: Open position, but Carlsen never seem to want to castle.
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