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Alexander Morozevich vs Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov
World Cup (2000), Shenyang CHN, rd 2, Sep-02
King's Gambit: Accepted. Rosentreter-Testa Gambit (C37)  ·  0-1

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Aug-13-03  ksadler: For any King's Gambit fans, this game is annotated at http://www.chesscafe.com/text/yaz15...
Mar-25-04  Stavrogin: Morozevich has used the King´s gambit against
Anand (a win!)
Kasparov (a loss...)
Leko (draw)...
More, we want more!
Oct-14-04  paultopia: What about 61 Rxe6?! Maybe white can last long enough to queen?
Sep-02-05  YouRang: To my (admittedly amateurish) way of thinking, giving up a knight early like this is unsound. There is compensation, but it is vague and speculative. Solid defense should win, and in this case, it did.

It also hurt that White didn't really get much for his far advanced, and promoted, passed pawn.

Sep-02-05  SneechLatke: <YouRang> I absolutely agree. I can understand sacing a pawn early in the game. However a whole piece (when compensation is, as YouRang points out, vague) seems rather extensive when going up against another very strong player. Aleksandrov obviously isn't a patzer, so it seems to me that Morozevich's creative play was taken too far in this game.
Nov-29-05  refutor: the idea of castling queenside is bizarre. the muzio proper (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4)


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must be better than 4.d4 if only for the idea that White castles kingside so his rook is on the open f-file

Jun-29-06  KingG: Well, Fedorov beat Adams in this line(Fedorov vs Adams, 1997), so i'm not sure how unsound it is. I wouldn't play it, but it definitely gives White some compensation.
Apr-29-07  Hot Logic: Looking at the game I felt that after exchanges Moro didn't have enough pieces to protect his far flung and disconnected pawns.

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