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Alexander Morozevich vs Alexander Motylev
Russian Championship Superfinal (2005), Moscow RUS, rd 11, Dec-30
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Flexible Line (A28)  ·  1-0



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Dec-30-05  Scarecrow: Qxd5???? Mate trap, transmission error or blunder?
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  Sneaky: You can't "blunder" when you're losing like this.
Dec-30-05  Scarecrow: Well, seems to be over.
Dec-30-05  percyblakeney: Motylev resigns, 1-0.
Dec-30-05  Karpova: Morozevic-Motylev 1-0 official
Dec-30-05  chesswonders: Black is lost now!
Dec-30-05  percyblakeney: Good to see someone really wanting to play chess in the last round, very good game by Morozevich!
Dec-30-05  Mameluk: Great done Rublevsky, well done Moro. Best game prize- Jakovenko-Morozevich:), otherwise what? Moro-Dreev? Dreev-Bareev?
Premium Chessgames Member Thanks to everybody for coming by so early today. Congratulations to Rublevsky for winning the event. We hope to have another series of live broadcasts very soon.

If you folks are interested, we could switch over to Volkov-Jakovenko at this time?

Dec-30-05  twinlark: Glad that's over. What an agonising game for Motylev.
Dec-30-05  Ulhumbrus: 29...Qh5 is most ingenious. The N on h3 can make use of the point g5 if the h4 pawn is pinned, and Motylev makes a move such that ..Ng5 will uncover a pin upon the h4 pawn. However Morozevich does not try to prevent ...Ng5, but counterattacks instead.
Dec-30-05  baffersty: out of interest Fritz 9 resigned at the same time. good investment!
Dec-30-05  twinlark: CG: Yes please, it looks an interesting game.
Dec-30-05  Hesam7: Volkov - Jakovenko is the only game left it would be nice if you switched to that one.
Dec-30-05  Scarecrow: it would be great
Dec-30-05  ahmadov: To speak frankly, I do not understand Black's moves after 30...Rxc1, especially 31...Qxd5. Can anyone help me? Or maybe they are just desparate moves... At the same time, I am happy that one of my favourites won.
Dec-30-05  percyblakeney: <ahmadov> Motylev had just a few seconds left on the clock in the end, and there was nothing to do against all the white threats after 31. Nxd7 (knight checks on f6, the hanging rook on c1, taking on h3, and so on).
Dec-30-05  azaris: An uncharacteristic positional crush from Morozevich, but Motylev's style seems to not work very well for him in this particular matchup.

This is the third time they've met in the Russian Championships and the third win for Moro. In 2003 it was in 69 moves, in 2004 in 42, and now in 33 moves.

Dec-30-05  FHBradley: If Morozevich is consistent, next time they meet in Russian championships, he should beat Motylev in 30 moves.
Dec-30-05  THE pawn: Ho crap, I went to bed because I thought it would be a draw...
Dec-30-05  ahmadov: <percyblakeney:> Thank you very much.
Dec-30-05  csmath: Both wins against Dreev and Motylev are Moro's staple. He creates complex middlegame and generally he outguns most of other players that way.

This particular win seems so effortless.

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  al wazir: Why didn't black play 31...Rd6 ? If 32. Bxh3 then 32...Qxd5. If 32. Kxh3 then 32...Qf5+ 33. Kh2 Qxd7. If 32. Nf6+ then 32...Rxf6 33. Nxf6+ gxf6 34. Qxf6 Ng5. If 32. Ne7+ (white's best) then 32...Rxe7 33. Bxd6 Ng5, and black is two pawns down. But hey! that's better than giving away his ♕.
Jan-03-06  firebyrd: <FHBradley> chuckle
Jan-09-06  indragoel: 1.c4! 1...Nf6 2.Nc3 e5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.g3 Nb6 7.Bg2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.a3 a5 10.Be3 Re8 11.Rc1 h6 this is a novelty [earlier play went 11...Bg4 12.Ne4 Nd4 13.Bxd4 exd4 14.Re1 a4 15.Qc2 c6 16.Nc5 Bc8 17.Qd2 Bf8 18.Rc2 g6 19.h4 h6 20.Rb1 Bg7 21.b3 Qe7 22.Nh2 axb3 23.Rxb3 Na4 24.Nxa4 Rxa4 and black obtained a good game, sheath - Timman, Las pal'mas, 1982.; From the point of view of the previous and subsequent game a more useful move in the game appears 11...Bf8! - which is also repeatedly played...] 12.Bxb6 cxb6 13.Nd2 Opens play on white diagonal. Pawn b6 will become objective of material assault. 13...Bf8 is possible.. [in the prevailing situation better to play boldly - 13...Bg4 14.Nc4 Bc5] 14.Nc4 a4?! Beginning of complications. Black pawns made haste to free space for the pieces. However, this proved to be unsuccessful. [better is 14...Bg4 blacks plan of dynamic action is not yet visible. He must retain balance by forced means.] 15.Nd2 Simple and effective method to take care of pawn a4. [certainly not 15.Nxa4?! b5 16.Ncb6 (16.Nab6 Rb8 17.Nxc8 bxc4!) 16...Ra6 17.Nxc8 bxa4ยต] 15...Nd4?! It leads to the hopeless position. [in variation 15...b5 16.Nxb5 Qb6 17.Nc3 Qxb2 (17...Be6!?) 18.Nc4 Qb3 19.Qd2 black queen fell into the trap. To save it is possible only with the aid of the sacrifice. 19...Na5 20.Nxa5 Rxa5 21.Rb1 Qxa3 22.Nb5 Rxb5 23.Rxb5 - pawn b7 will fall, white stands to the gain; 15...b5 16.Nxb5 Bg4 17.Nc3 (17.Nc4 Nd4) 17...Nd4 18.Re1 Qd7 - certainly the black will face counter] 16.e3 Ne6 17.Nxa4 b5 [17...Qxd3? 18.Nxb6] 18.Nc3 Qxd3 [after 18...Nc5 19.Nxb5 Nxd3 20.Rc2 Black's activity will now come to an end; See how the bending moment will fail later 18...b4 19.axb4 Qxd3 20.Nd5] 19.Nd5 Qg6 to allow sacrifice for the queen 20.Qe2 Rd8 21.Qxb5 Bd7 Pain all the way! [even this is sufficient 21...Ng5 22.h4!] 22.Qxb7 Rab8 23.Qa7 Ng5 [23...Rxb2 24.Nc4 Ra2 25.Nxe5 ] 24.h4! Forces black horse to ruin 24...Nh3+ 25.Kh2 Rxb2 26.Qc7 Rbb8 27.Nc4 Rbc8 28.Qxe5 Two pawns short black cannot bear the attack.. 28...Re8 29.Qb2 Qh5 30.Ncb6 Rxc1 31.Nxd7 Qxd5 final trap to victory 32.Bxd5 Rxf1 33.Kxh3
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