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Emil Sutovsky vs Alexander Morozevich
Pamplona International (1998), Pamplona ESP, rd 5, Dec-31
French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation Morozevich Line (C11)  ·  0-1

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Jul-05-07  builttospill: Moro's lines in the French are as complicated as they get. After 14. Qe5 it's like a nightmare position for computers to evaluate. Is Nxh5 the best move? Is Be7 better? After about 3 minutes of search time on deep position analysis, my Fritz changes the evaluation of Nxh5 from +.50 in favor of white to -.05. A little longer and it's -.30. It's a great move because the white queen can't get out of the corner after replacing the knight on f6 and black takes control of the center after taking on d4 with his queen. White has to give back the exchange just to get the queen mobile again, and by that time not only is black up two pawns, but all 4 of whites pawns are isolated!
Jul-05-07
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  ganstaman: And here I was thinking I needed to avoid 4...dxe4 if I didn't want a passive, boring position. I gotta take a look at more of Moro's French's I think.
Feb-01-11
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  plang: 7..a6 is an unusual idea played in the game Cohn-Svidlerski Vienna 1908 and resurrected by Morozovich in this game. It has since become a fairly popular line. 9 0-0-0..Bb7 10 Bd3 would have been a bit more solid than Sutovsky's 9 Qh6!?. 11 Ng3!? was a bit slow; 11 0-0-0 was a logical alternative. Sutovsky probably should have played for the equal endgame with 13 Ng7+..Bxg7 14 Qxg7..Qf6. Sutovsky still could have maintained a playable if slightly inferior game with 14 Nxf6+..Qxf6 15 Be2; apparently he badly underestimated Morozovich's exchange sacrifice 14..Nxh5. After 16..Nf6 White's queen was trapped ; 17 0-0-0 would have been answered by 17..Ke7! 18 Kb1..Qd5 and 19..Bh6. 23 Bxh5 would have lost material to 23..Rg1+. Accepting the piece with 25..exf would have led to unnecessary complications after 26 Qf4. Sutovsky resigned after 26..Nd5 as 27 Be4..Ne3+ would have mopped up.
Feb-13-16  clement41: A highly creative game, very pleasing to watch. ...19 Bg7! and suddenly black is all coordinated
Jan-01-20
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  Baby Hawk: 18.O-O-O O-O-O 19.Bxf5 Qf4+ 20.Kb1 Rxd1+ 21.Rxd1 White is winning.

This is very interesting. White wins if he allows Black to castle, but loses if he prevents it.

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