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Alexander Morozevich vs Alexey Nazirzhonovich Korotylev
Russian Championship Superfinal (2004), Moscow RUS, rd 9, Nov-25
Sicilian Defense: Classical Variation. General (B56)  ·  1-0



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Nov-26-04  azaris: How does White win? For example:

62...♕f2 63. ♔d6 ♕g1 64. ♔c6 ♕f2 65. ♔b7 ♕e3 66. ♕c6 ♔e2 67. ♕xb6 =

Maybe Korotylev forgot to install tablebases to his brain?

Nov-26-04  TheSlid: After 62.Qd5 White is exchanging the Queens off, either by forcing skewering on the 2nd rank or forking in the centre. 62...Qf2 63.Qd4+ and the White King is widowed.
Nov-26-04  acirce: If you mean 63.Qe5+ that's true, but let's say 62..Qg1 instead?
Nov-26-04  TheSlid: <acirce> You are correct, I meant 63. Qe4+ not Qd4+.

If 62...Qg1 then 63.Qe4+ Kd2 64.Kd5 looking for the fork by 65.Qd4 is the plan.

Nov-26-04  acirce: <I meant 63. Qe4+ not Qd4+.>

Qe5+ or Qe4+ ? If Qe4+, ..Kd2

<If 62...Qg1 then 63.Qe4+ Kd2 64.Kd5 looking for the fork by 65.Qd4 is the plan.>

Well, then ..Qc5+, for example. Unless you mean 64.Ke5, and then ..Qg5+. I understand that "the plan" is to force queen exchange, like you say, but I don't see how it is done. White's best practical choice may well be to go for one of those tablebase Q+p vs Q draws that are so notoriously hard to defend in practical play, I think Moro would have won that in any case.

Nov-26-04  TheSlid: Have now read pp84-86 on the Championships page. Apologies.
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  Honza Cervenka: It is sad to lose a game after long great fight making such a stupid mistake.
Jun-22-06  XMarxT3hSpot: I'm sorry, but why not 30... Rxa2 ?
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