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Alexander Morozevich vs Loek van Wely
Corus Group A (2000), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 6, Jan-22
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  1-0



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Apr-06-04  ToTheDeath: Nice demolition job by Morozevich.

19 Nxe6!! and if black takes the queen then either 20. Ng7++ or 20. Nc7++, double check and mate!

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  kevin86: Twin double checks-how elegant and unique!!
Apr-06-04  AdrianP: Not only, twin double checks but also a long distance epaulette mate...!
Apr-06-04  dag: Good eye, To the Death. And speaking of twinning, how about the triplet of twinned pieces after 12 Rhe1? White's whole gnarly armadillo of a formation is pretty cool--just <looks> dangerous!
Apr-06-04  xu fei: How about 15...Nb6 supporting ...d5?, or 15...Qa5 (planning 16...Nxb2) 16.Bxc4 Rxc4 17.Bd2 Qc7 (17.Qd2 Rxc3 18.Qxc3 Qxc3 19.bxc3 Bxe4). Both lines seem more active than what happened in the game.
Aug-03-07  computer chess guy: I think Black can also defend later on with 23 .. Bd5 (instead of Qc5).
May-21-09  Jim Bartle: 19. Nxe6 would make a nice puzzle. Aside from being a nice combination, it would please a certain kibitzer who loves Morozevich, and it's more ammunition for those who think van Wely is second- or third-rate.
Oct-28-13  hedgeh0g: For many players, one of the highlights of Wijk aan Zee was no doubt getting to play 1.e4 against Van Wely.
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  plang: Played in the 6th round - 16..g5 was an innovation; 16..Qb6 and 16..b4 had been played previously. In the 8th and 10th rounds Van Wely played the weaker 16..Qb6 drawing with Anand and losing to Timman. Van Wely walked into a winning attack with 18..dxe? 19 Nxe6!; necessary was 18..Qg5 19 Qxg5..hxg 20 exd with an unclear position. Van Wely wasn't happy about giving up the exchange with 22..Rxc3 but admitted that after 22..Rc7 23 Rf7..Qe8 24 Qe3..Rg8 25 Rfxd7+..Qxd7 26 Rxd7+..Rxd7 27 Be4..Bxe4 28 Qxe4..b4 29 Ne2..Rd1+ 30 Nc1 his pieces would have been poorly coordinated. 24..Bc8? lost quickly though White should also win after the stronger 24..Bd5.
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