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Alexander Morozevich vs Veselin Topalov
"Killer Queen" (game of the day Mar-21-2009)
Frankfurt-West Masters (1999) (rapid), Frankfurt GER, rd 5, Jun-30
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  0-1

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May-17-07  Whitehat1963: Regardless of the errors here, this is a gorgeous game to play through.
Mar-21-09  newzild: Yeah, looks like 52.Rc4+ was a simple mate-in-three.
Mar-21-09  tivrfoa: <TheBB> is right!! moro lost a excellent oportunite. I think moro become suspicious after the queen sac.
Mar-21-09  RandomVisitor: 62...Kh2 is better and might hold the draw for black.
Mar-21-09  RandomVisitor: 30.Qe4 Be3 31.Qxb4 hxg4 32.hxg4 Rxg4 is probably white's best attempt to maintain pressure.
Mar-21-09  dzechiel: <tayer: Why not 60. bxc5?>

This is my question also. After 60...f1=Q 61 c6 it still looks like a horse race to me.

Mar-21-09
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  WannaBe: Guaranteed to blow your mind...
Mar-21-09
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  JointheArmy: Possibly the greatest game I've ever seen. So many sacs and back and forth action.
Mar-21-09  zafo07: Very nice game!! both players are very good
Mar-21-09  Autoreparaturwerkbau: The Queen. One of the greatest bands of my time.
Mar-21-09
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  Once: <dzechiel: <tayer: Why not 60. bxc5?> This is my question also. After 60...f1=Q 61 c6 it still looks like a horse race to me.>

Better still, why not 60. Qe5+? If 60...Kg2 61. Qd5+ Kg1 62. Qxc5

Or 60...Kh3 61. Qh5+ Kg3 62. Qh1

And white wins without much difficulty.

Exciting game to play through, although too many errors on both side to be a great game IMHO.

Mar-21-09  anjyplayer: Very rare game, where material advantage is of no use.
Mar-21-09  bgkuzzy: Imagine Morozevich-Topalov 12 game match?
Mar-21-09  kellmano: What on earth happened here?? Craziness - that's what
Mar-21-09  Mikhail Tal fan: oh yeah ! it will be a reviving of tal's style again !!
Mar-21-09  WhiteRook48: 75...g1Q 76 c6 Kd3+ 77 Kb7 what?
Mar-21-09  humangraymatter: <TheBB:From then on Moro is winning until 64. b5?? (Qe4+ was needed).>64.Qe4 Kg1 65.Qxf4 g2 66.Qe3 Kf1 and I can not see any win for either side.
Mar-21-09
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  kevin86: Astounding ending! At move 58, Bishop and two pawns vs queen and two pawns-and the bishop side wins.

By queening TWO pawns!

Mar-21-09  310metaltrader: is this game annotated? I am totally missing some of the early sacs, especially the knights.
Mar-21-09  Lastwarrior: I think if white had 1 more tempo at the final position it would be a draw, am I wrong?
Mar-21-09  SuperPatzer77: After 75. c5, White resigns in lieu of 75...g1=Q, 76. c6 Kd3+, 77. Kb7 Qg2! (pinning the advancing White c-pawn and stopping the passed c-pawn successfully). See below:

78. Kc7 Qd5, 79. Kb6 Kc4!, 80. c7 Qa8 (forcing White to give up his remaining c-pawn). 0-1

SuperPatzer77

Mar-21-09
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  Sneaky: <WannaBe: Guaranteed to blow your mind...> Fastidious and precise!
Mar-21-09  dale2222222: moro had a draw 5 times if he wanted it
Sep-15-14  Poisonpawns: The story of Morozevich`s career can be summed up in this game.
Jun-17-15  ToTheDeath: Topalov shows his extraordinary fighting qualities in this game. Dynamite with a laser beam!
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