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Alexander Morozevich vs Xie Jun
Pamplona International (1998), Pamplona ESP, rd 4, Dec-30
Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45)  ·  1-0



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Jun-24-06  russian bunny: beautiful
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  plang: Seirawan: "A key to understanding Morozovich's play is his focus upon creating imbalances. He goes out of his way to give the position a dynamic twist. Once this is achieved, he outplays his opponent in both strategy (using his imbalances better than his opponent) and tactics. The following game is an excellent example."

13..Kb8? was new but not an improvement over the previously played 13..Qb4. After 15 Bh3! Black was already in trouble. Perhaps an alternative was 15..Rd8 but after 16 0-0..fxe 17 Re1..d6 18 Na3 White is ready to push the b-pawn with a clear edge. 18..Re7 19 Ne4..Qg6 20 Nxc5..Rxd7 21 Nxa6+ would have been winning for White. Morozovich, true to his style, kept the position complicated with 20 Qd7 rather than playing the more prosaic 20 Qxf6 or 20 Bd7. The final mating combination is quite pretty.

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