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Peter Svidler vs Alexander Morozevich
Corus Group A (2005), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Jan-28
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio de Janeiro Variation (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-28-05  Flyboy216: Wow, what a crazy-looking game!
Jan-28-05  aw1988: Certainly a queer game, although with these sharp variations of the Berlin this is likely to happen.
Jun-09-06  AdrianP: Can anyone help me refute 18 Qh8!?

18 Qh8!? Kf7!! must be Black's best (...Bf8 Qxf8+ Qxf8 Nxf8 Kxf8 must be miserable for Black) 19. Qxa8 Qxg6 (threatening mate on g2) 20. g3 (only move) Qg4! (heading for h3 with a tempo on the rook) 21. Nc3!? Qh3! (with the deadly threat of Nh4) 22. Rxd6! cd 23. Qxb7 and it looks like the queen can come back to tidy up. So, is there an improvement for Black or a way to finish White off?

Jun-09-06  borisbadenoff: <AdrianP: Can anyone help me refute 18 Qh8!?>

The refutation is:
18. Qh8?! Kf7 19. Qx8 Rxg6!! 20. g3 (every other move is preventet by Nh4) Nxg3 21. hxg3 Rxg3+ 22. f2xg3 Bc5+ 23. Kg2 and then a perpetual check with blacks queen 1/2-1/2

I know looks crazy sacrificing Rook+Knight but leads to a draw.

Jun-11-06  AdrianP: <borisbadenoff> Thanks, that looks convincing enough.
Jun-07-13  engineerX: I think after 18.Qh8? black should be playing for an advantage, not for a draw.

18.Qh8+ Kf7 19.Qxa8 Qxg6 20.g3 Qh5! (hitting the Rd1 and with the idea Rh7) 21.Nc3 Rh7 and if 22.h4? then Nxh4! with a great attack

Beautiful opening line by Morozevich, which he said he found in crapbase, his special database for when things go badly.

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