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Michael Adams vs Alexander Morozevich
Dortmund Sparkassen (2001), Dortmund GER, rd 9, Jul-21
French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Variation (C03)  ·  0-1



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Nov-07-04  Bluelapis: 28. Kg1 Bh2+ 29. Kf1 Bc4+ 30. Re2 Rh1# So.. To avoid checkmate, White will give away queen...
Nov-23-04  tacticsjokerxxx: exactly... ♕ for ♗ or checkmate to follow
Nov-24-04  Kenkaku: An incredibly rare loss for the French, Tarrasch expert.
Nov-24-04  drukenknight: bluelapse: how can R get to h1? There is a B on h2.
Nov-24-04  drukenknight: 24 Bxe6+ seems obvious, 24 Bxb7 amounts to pawn grabbing and dubious.
Nov-24-04  Shams: sure but black can throw in Bf4, hitting the queen, at one point or another. black has many mates in this position
Nov-24-04  drukenknight: why dont you show the mate from the final position, if you think that?
Nov-24-04  euripides: After 29...Bh2+ 30 Kf1 Bc4+ 31 Re2 Bf4 looks lethal. But White can defend better with 31 Rd3. Another tempting possibility is 29...Rh1+. But I haven't seen a forced mate e.g. 29 ...Rh1+ 30 Kxh1 Qh4+ 31 Kg1 Qh2+ 32 Kf1 Rc2 is met by 33 g4 Bxg4 34 Bg2 or probably better 33 Rd8+. So perhaps Black should settle for 29...Bh2+ 30 Kf1 Bc4+ 31 Rd3 Qxb7 when he will come out a whole rook up after taking on d3.
Nov-24-04  drukenknight: which is to say that white will lose material and it will be really hard to defend but against a lesser opponent one could justify fighting it out. If you analyze a game with computer or whatever and you really cannot decide on two lines until you actually play them out and see patterns emerge....maybe that tells you something?
Apr-04-06  TylerD: The dull Adams quickly outwitten by the master of entertaining chess, Morozevich
Apr-04-06  PinkPanther: Dull?
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  plang: Between 1999 and 2001 Adams and Morozovich played four classical games in Morozovich'a pet line (3..Be7); this was the last. Each won once and there were two draws. At Sarajevo 1999 Adams had played the most popular 5 Qg4 against Morozovich and the game had ended in a draw; here he varied with the rarely played 5 dxc!?. 8..Nge7 had been played previously; 8..f6 was new. An alternative for White was 11 Bb5..Bd7 12 Bxc6..bxc 13 0-0 maintaining the e5 square. An interesting continuation would have been 16..e4 17 Be2..Bxh2+ 18 Kxh2..Ng4+ 19 Kg1(Kg3!?)..Qxh4 20 Qxd5+..Kh8 21 Bxg4..Bxg4 22 Qxe4..Rae8 23 Qd4 with unclear consequences. 22 Qxa7! would have been better when after 22..Rxf6 23 Qxb7 White can answer 23..Rf7 with 24 Rxd5!. Adams was doing fine in the complications until 26 Refe1? which lost quickly; 26 g3..Rc4 27 Qg2 looks playable.

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