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Yannick Pelletier vs Alexander Morozevich
Biel Int'l Festival (2006), Biel SUI, rd 5, Jul-28
Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15)  ·  0-1



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Jul-28-06  Knight13: The endgame should be a easy win. Black's bishops are coordinating!
Jul-28-06  TheSlid: Just so <Knight13>. Hope things are going well with your studies, Chess and otherwise.
Jul-28-06  Knight13: <TheSlid> Hi. My studies? Yeah, they're fine. Chess is not much up, but I'm hoping to reach 1800 USCF one day. As you know, "before you achieve, you must believe." :) Happy endings!
Jul-28-06  TheSlid: <Knight13> My own chess not "much up" either. USCF 1800 is so far "under the bar" as to be laughable. Everyone on this site knows you will be much better than that. School first, Chess second, Kibitz third!
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  Mateo: As usual Moro played some unexpected moves, but it all was correct.

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 a6 5. Qb3 e6 6. Bg5 dxc4 7. Qxc4 b5 8. Qb3 Nbd7 9. Rd1 Qa5 <9...Qc7 and 9...Be7 have already been played in this position.> 10. Bd2!? <Pelletier wants to play e4 instead of 10.e3.> Qb6 11. e4 c5 12. e5 Ng4!? < 13.Nb5 ab 14.ef Ba6 15.fg Bg7 gives Black a small edge.> 13. h3 cxd4 14. Nd5?! <Equal seems 14.hg dc 15.Bc3 Bc5 16.Qc2. If 16...b4 17.Bd4 Bd4 18.Rd4 Ne5?! 19.Ne5! Qd4 20.Qc6 gives the initiative to White. The move actually played introduces in fact a sac of a pawn which does not seem completely correct.> exd5 15. hxg4 Qe6!? <15...Bb7 is natural.> 16. Be2 Nc5 17. Nxd4 Qxe5 18. Qe3 Qxe3 19. Bxe3 Na4 20. Nf5?! <Better 20.Bc1. Now Black gets a queen side majority instead of the blocked center passed pawn. This increases Black's advantage.> Nxb2 21. Rxd5 Be6 22. Rd2? <Better 22.Nd6 Bd6 23.Rd6 gives White the Bishop pair although Black has a big advantage.> Nc4 23. Bxc4 Bxc4 24. Bd4 O-O-O! <Even stronger than 24...Bb4 25.Ng7 Kf8 26.Nf5.> 25. Bc3 <25.Bg7? Bb4!.> Bc5! 26. Nxg7 Rxd2 27. Kxd2 Rd8+ 28. Kc2 b4!? <Simpler 28...Bf2 winning a pawn without any compensation for White.> 29. Bf6 Rd7 30. Rc1 <The h pawn is indirectly defended. 30.Bh7? Bd3.> Kb7 <There was a veiled pin. 30...Ba2? 31. Kb2. 30...Bf2? 31.Kb1.> 31. Kb1 <31.a3 ba 32.f3 loses too.> Bd3+ 32. Kb2 Bxf2 33. Kb3 a5 34. a3 bxa3 35. Kxa3 Be4 36. Nf5 Rd3+ <Avoiding 36...Bg2?! 37.Rc2 Rd3 38.Kb2 Rf3 39.Bh4 giving some hopes to White.> 37. Kb2 a4 38. Rc3 Rxc3 39. Bxc3 Bc5 40. Nh4 Kc6 0-1

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