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Peter Leko vs Alexander Morozevich
Corus Group A (2001), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 12, Jan-27
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Traditional Line (B98)  ·  1-0



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Nov-11-07  hicetnunc: Does anybody have insights why black didn't play 11...Bxc6 ?
Mar-11-13  Poisonpawns: I think Blacks last chance is the wild 38..Rxh5! e.g. 39.Rd7+ Kc5 40.Qc3+ Kb6 41.a5+ Kb5 42.Qd3+ Kb4 43.a6

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39..d4? seems like a time pressure blunder 39..Rb6(threatening to double rooks)40.Re8 Rxe8 41.Rxe8 Kd7

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<hicetnunc> I know the post is from 2007, but the answer may help others. There is nothing wrong with 11...Bxc6, it is a matter of preference. Moro probably liked his position with the open b-file, and less structural weakness. In the 11..Bxc6 12.fxe6 fxe7 13.Bc4 Bd7 14.Bb3

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