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Alexander Morozevich vs Anatoly Karpov
Eurotel Trophy (2002) (rapid), Prague CZE, rd 3, May-01
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Berger Variation (C42)  ·  0-1



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Nov-29-02  centercounter: Wow! I cannot believe, instinctively, that White should lose this game. GM Morozevich appeared to allow GM Karpov's King to penetrate the position not only with no resistance, but by invitation. It seems Morozevich somehow expected that Black's King would be more vulnerable - but Karpov handled the intricities with patience and complete mastery.
Nov-29-02  skakmiv: 32.a7!
Nov-29-02  centercounter: Nice catch, Skakmiv. Crafty (running on my namby-pamby 3-year old laptop) seems to agree with you. The best it comes up with is to take the Rook and Black will be "2 points" down. The position is likely decisive, in White's favor.

This shows that even at the top level, even relatively simple wins get missed.

Nov-29-02  pawntificator: I wouldn't call it a simple win, but it certainly improves the chances. But black is still looming with 33. Rxb7 a8=Q 32. Rb2 because that new queen will be struggling to stop her former pawn equals from themselves queening.
Nov-29-02  skakmiv: Alexander was in timetrouble.. :)
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  Honza Cervenka: well as Anatoli. Both players had 25 minutes + 5 bonus seconds added for every move in this game.
Nov-06-03  Utwig: Could not white just draw the game with 47.Qb2-c2 and force endless check?
Nov-06-03  Utwig: Or Why didn't black play 63 ...Qe4-c2 and either force exchange of queens with white king well away from d pawn?
Aug-20-08  Woody Wood Pusher: Wow seems white blew at least the draw there...
Dec-31-08  WhiteRook48: ...Qe2+!! the ultimate move.

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