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Alexander Morozevich vs Darmen Sadvakasov
Astana (2001), Astana KAZ, rd 1, May-20
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  1-0



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Oct-15-04  clocked: 24.Nf5! (also Ne6!)
28.Re6?! (bringing either rook to g5 is crushing) Nxd5! 29.Qg5+ Kg7 30.Rxe8 (Rxg6+ fxg6 31.Qxg6+ Kf8 32.Rf1+ Ke7) Nc3+! and white must work for the win
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  whiteshark: <28.Re6!?> Very effective, but this move is probably not the strongest.

<28.Rg1> is a forced mate in 8 moves, e.g. <28...Re4 29.Bxe4 Rg8 30.Rg5 Qd8 31.Qxf7 Qxg5 32.hxg5+ Kxg5 33.Rg1+ Kh6 34.Rxg6+ Rxg6 35.Qxg6#>

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  whiteshark: <clocked: <28.Re6?! Nxd5! 29.Qg5+ Kg7 30.Rxe8 Nc3+!> and white must work for the win>

Indeed. <31.bxc3 Rxe8>

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  plang: 12 h3 was a new idea that invited the response 12..h4 which was not played here but has been played a number of times since. Kavalek mentioned 14..d5 as an alternative when after 15 exd..Nxd5 16 Nxd5..Bxd5 17 Bf5..Rd8 18 Qxd5..Nf6 19 Qxd8+..Bxd8 20 Rhe1 White has good compensation for the queen: ie. 20..hxg 21 Bf4..0-0 22 Bxe5. Morozovich was critical of 17..Bxd5? recommending instead 17..Qd8 18 h4..Nb6 19 f4 with just a small edge for White. 20..0-0 would not have been good for Black due to 21 f4 followed by f5.

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