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Alexander Morozevich vs Sergey Karjakin
FIDE Grand Prix Beijing (2013), Beijing CHN, rd 3, Jul-06
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation Timman's Line (E15)  ·  0-1
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Jul-06-13
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  Garech: What a game from the Russian stars!!

Karjakin on fire with 3/3 - go Sergey!

-Garech

Jul-06-13  znsprdx: Surely 28.Nxa5 was critical - and the only way to deal with Black's provocative 0-0-0
Jul-06-13  talisman: 19, ♘d2??...allows ♘xe5...Moro could have played almost anything but this...and that started the black ball rolling.
Jul-06-13  znsprdx: 28.Nxa5 Qc7 20.NxBb7 KxNb7 (not Houdini's lame QxNb7) 30.Nf6! Rg5 and we've got game
Jul-06-13  znsprdx: yes >talisman< 19.Nfd2 made little sense, whereas Nbd2 kept options fluid
Jul-06-13
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  Peligroso Patzer: <talisman: 19, Nd2??...allows Nxe5... ***>

I find it difficult to fathom what could have motivated Morozevich to play <19. Nfd2?>. It was probably concern for the looming threat along the long, light-square diagonal (after ... Qc6) and a felt need to prepare to block that line with the f-pawn (f2-f3), but the move is assessed as weak by the engines, and things rapidly went from bad to worse for the White position from that move forward.

Jul-06-13
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  Peligroso Patzer: BTW, apropos my previous post, the incipient roots of White's difficulties in this game may have been the dubious decision to deploy the LSB on d3, rather than play the natural <10. Bg2>.
Jul-06-13  notyetagm: Morozevich vs Karjakin, 2013

<talisman: 19, Nd2??...allows Nxe5...Moro could have played almost anything but this...and that started the black ball rolling.>

Indeed. Very hard to see Moro's point behind 19 ♘f3-d2?? ♘f7xe5, winning a valuable center pawn for free.

Jul-06-13  goggi: Why not 25.gxf4?
Jul-06-13  John Abraham: <Why not 25.gxf4?>

I'm guessing after gxf4, black has moves like ...Bd6 and ...Rg8 with a strong attack on white's king

Jul-06-13  csmath: I used to look at the Moro's games but lately they are all so bad it is not worth analizing any more.
Jul-06-13  mrfuddington: Looks like it was a blunder. I think the plan behind 19. Nfd2 was either to play f4 and then Bf3 or just Bf3 and he figured Nxe5 would just lose black a piece after Bf4 and didn't look into it any further.
Jul-06-13  notyetagm: <csmath: I used to look at the Moro's games but lately they are all so bad it is not worth analizing any more.>

Yes, Moro has become the new Chucky: either he plays like a 3000 or an 1800.

Jul-08-13  dehanne: <notyetagm: Yes, Moro has become the new Chucky: either he plays like a 3000 or an 1800.> Perhaps Moro is secretly related to Borislav Ivanov?
Apr-10-18  paavoh: <I used to look at the Moro's games but lately they are all so bad it is not worth analizing any more.>

And yet he could produce, in the same tournament, a gem like this:

Morozevich vs Mamedyarov, 2013

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