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Viswanathan Anand vs Alexander Morozevich
Fujitsu Siemens Giants (2000) (rapid), Frankfurt, rd 7, Jun-22
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C11)  ·  1-0



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  Whitehat1963: Someone help a blind man out. What's the finish here?
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  Sneaky: I think it just has to do with taking on f5 and then crashing down on the Black King like a ton of bricks. Maybe crafty can help?
Aug-27-04  crafty: 24. ... ♕c7 25. ♗f4 ♗d6 26. ♗xd6 ♕xd6 27. ♘xf5   (eval 4.32; depth 14 ply; 500M nodes)
Aug-27-04  sky chess: can any one help me about jaster rating< it is a program> this is the web site for jaster
Apr-18-13  Hot Logic: <Whitehat1963>

It is not a forced line directly from the position where Morozevich resigned, however it IS completely losing, not only is Black completely deprived of any chance of counterplay on the queenside by the blocked pawn structure (his knight there seems badly misplaced) but Black is also in trouble in the center (where his uncastled king will be under attack) and on the kingside (where his pawns will evaporate and White has a passed h-pawn).

Black's queen is under attack and will need to move to either c7 or d8 if it wishes to continue playing a role in the defense of the King.

White has threats of Nxf5 followed by Ng7+ and possibly Nf7+. The e6 pawn also seems very dangerous and can support White pieces, threaten both Black pieces and block important flight squares near the king.

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