Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Teimour Radjabov vs Alexander Morozevich
Russia - The Rest of the World (2002) (rapid), Moscow RUS, rd 6, Sep-10
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  0-1



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 33 times; par: 58 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 26 more Radjabov/Morozevich games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Premium members can suggest a game for Guess-the-Move with the Guess-the-Move Suggestion Queue.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-10-02  bishop: I think we can pin down Radjabov's defeat to 17.Bd3 because after the probably unexpected ...g5!,he has to play 19.Bh3(otherwise black will exchange pawns and then play ...Qg5 with a double attack on e3 and g2).From the h3 square the bishop is not effective so Radjabov plays 24.g3 to release the bishop but this creates a target for Morozevitch which he uses to good effect with 28...h4! Another good move for black is 30...f4! to free the f5 square for the knight.
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: It appears the rare attempt 5...a6!? has given Black good recent results with Black achieving a 44% winning percentage versus 39% for White in the opening explorer. Although the small sample size (18 games) may make it premature to draw a final conclusion, the move does seem worthy of further testing in tournament play.

Although White's defeat cannot be blamed on the opening as <bishop> points out above, Black appears to get equality or better out of the opening in this particular game.

Jan-09-04  AdrianP: <patzer2> Surely some mistake... 4...a6 is now a very common line (see Opening Explorer) - by coincidence I posted (here: Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (D15)) some comments about this line today (the present game transposes to that line after 5. Nf3).
Jan-09-04  AdrianP: <Patzer2> Further to my previous post, I think that you mean 5...Bf5!? is the comparatively rare continuation, no?
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: <AdrianP> Thanks for the catch. Yes, I meant 5...Bf5!? in this line. However, I was thinking 5...a6 because it is quite often reached in the line 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 a6.

Sorry for the confusion over the transposition.

Nov-27-04  ughaibu: There you go then, Morozevich is the greatest.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: RAPID. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
QGD Semi-Slav
by superuser171
a6 Slav
by KingG

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC