|Oct-10-11|| ||brucejavier: Wow moro really is in great form! Very nice game indeed!|
|Oct-11-11|| ||whiteshark: I can't complain either.|
|Oct-11-11|| ||twinlark: Great to see him back.|
|Oct-11-11|| ||Shams: The eight-move win starting with 33...Rxf3+! is not that hard to see in hindsight, but what a capstone to this powerful game by Moro. Final position is a gem.
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|Oct-11-11|| ||paavoh: Aren't we all lectured on the importance of not exposing your Queen too soon? |
Here Moro does exactly that (8 Q moves in 20), confuses his opponent, and gets away with a win.
Why, oh why, I can not replicate his success when I'm breaking the rules of chess? "Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi" I guess...
|Oct-11-11|| ||paavoh: Now later, I came across a similar comment on the heroics of the Black Queen at:|
|Oct-12-11|| ||Whitehat1963: "But when you talk about destruction, don't you know that you can count me out." -- Alexander Moiseenko|
|Oct-12-11|| ||JohnBoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HxY...|
|Oct-12-11|| ||Gilmoy: Actually 8 of the first 18. I think Black survives because Qa5 is a good outpost to begin with, and White never really has a Q trap. Black's Q moves were sound in that she's a threat where she is, and always had escape.|
Every extra Q move was balanced by an already-developed White piece moving again to attack her, which is a wash. After <18.h4 Qe7>:
- Black's Q ends up on a fine square
- White's piece development lead is 4-3, which boils down to the move: zero profit there
- White's pawns are slightly overextended: g3 is weak (which see!), f3 is not aggressive, c4 exposes b2 to the KID B, so O-O-O is bad.
- White's pieces gained no real improvement. In fact, they're arguably worse than normal. The Nb3-Nd3 pair bites on granite at c5/e5, so that was a bunch of tempi to achieve zero pressure. Nb3 is vulnerable to a4, goading the knee-jerk <21.a4>, which cedes a huge hole at b4.
Probably the deepest choice Black faced was how to exploit his half-open f gift and free up his Bc8. <21..d5!> is a <GM file-ripping pawn thrust>, which underscores f3's sub-par position. White lets g3 drop just to get his Ns into the game, and they still project no power.
|Oct-12-11|| ||checkmateyourmove: I enjoyed moro's move 27....Nf6, setting up the final attack before attacking with all his pieces. Fun game!|
|Oct-12-11|| ||al wazir: WHAT a game! Thank you, Natalia.|
|Oct-13-11|| ||Garech: Superb game from Morozevich - what an attack!
|Oct-13-11|| ||ughaibu: How about if white plays 11.Qd2 or c1?|
|Oct-14-11|| ||hedgeh0g: Maybe trade and play Nc6. Then Black has a basic plan of pressuring the queenside with ...Be6, ...Ne5 and ...Rc8.|
|Oct-14-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: An alternative to 12 Qe2 is 12 Nd5 at once, clearing the square c3 for the B on d4|
An alternative to 18 h4 is 18 f4 keeping Black's Knights out of the square e5 and keeping an advantage in space
|Oct-17-11|| ||DAVI DE RAFE: one alexander played like an idiot.|
|Oct-17-11|| ||sevenseaman: One needs to acknowledge the brilliance of the other Alexander.|
|Oct-18-11|| ||YoGoSuN: Can someone please explain what Black does after 7. dxc5?|
|Oct-18-11|| ||Shams: <YoGoSuN> Your question is a famous one. Why should White not win a clean pawn, get the queens off, play Nd5 and then win the e7 pawn? There's no easy answer; there are whole chapters written on this line but what it amounts to is that at master level White is almost groveling for a draw, hard as it is to believe. If I see a good online tutorial I'll flag it.|
|Oct-18-11|| ||JohnBoy: Black gets lots of play from open lines after the pawn sac. Here's a fun example played by a couple of kids: Bacrot vs McShane, 1992|
|Nov-06-11|| ||avidfan: At the final position Black threatens 41...Qh4 mate and there is no adequate reply. If 41. Nf2 Bxf2 renews the mate threat while winning the knight.|
On 41.Qh2 Rh3 dis ch and mate (Boden) while immobilising the White queen with a pin on the h-file.
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