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Alexander Morozevich vs Ivan Sokolov
Sarajevo (1999), Sarajevo BIH, rd 1, May-17
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Bishop Check line (C58)  ·  1-0

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Aug-10-03  WhoKeres: A rare game between GM's in this opening. I don't think black's sixth move gives enough counterplay; 6...c6 is better, according to most opening sources.
Apr-04-06  TylerD: One of Morozevich several beautiful wins against sokolov... styles makes fights - and in this case the match up always seems to bring the best out of M... Just look at his Albinwin vs sokolov, it is worth a glance!
Dec-09-12
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  plang: Sokolov's choice of 6..Bd7 is rarely played; the gambit 6..c6 is the main line. In Sulskis-Beliavsky Koszalin 1998 White played 10 0-0 and after 10..c6 11 dxc..Nxc6 Black had compensation for the pawn and went on to win. Morozovich's 10 a3 looks stronger immediately threatening Black's offside knight. With 14 Nce4 Morozovich kept his extra pawn as 14..Nxe4 15 Qxe4..Qc3+ 16 Bd2..Qxa1+ 17 Ke2 is winning for White. 17 Qh3 had been played in a 1996 Spanish Team Championship game; 17 Nhg5 was new. 32..f5 would not have worked after 33 gxf..gxf 34 Rdg1..Ke8 35 Rg8+..Nf8 36 d7+ winning a piece. A tougher defense would have been 36..gxf 37 Rxh4..fxe 38 Nxe4. If 37..Nd8 then 38 Rh7 is decisive.
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