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Andrei Volokitin vs Alexander Morozevich
"The Island of Dr. Moro" (game of the day May-08-2018)
Biel Int'l Festival (2006), Biel SUI, rd 8, Aug-01
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Zaitsev System (C92)  ·  0-1

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Aug-01-06
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  keypusher: A(nother) wonderful game. Thanks for the broadcast, cg.com!
Aug-01-06  DCP23: 43. .. Bc5 was a move of a GENIUS!!
Aug-01-06  TylerD: when wwas the last time a player of such high rating had 8/8 decisive games in a big tournament? And won 6 of them!? Fantastic stuff
Aug-01-06  Ybrevo: Live chess when it is best! All the way from the opening to the complex and un-balanced middlegame to the tricky endgame it was a thrill to follow. Muchos thanks to Chessgames.com for the show!
Aug-01-06  myozene: "Bc5 was a move of a GENIUS!!"

Isnt that something I ALREADY told you?!

Super GM MyoZene

Aug-01-06  TIMER: I am quite impressed with Morozevich, he reminds me a little of Topalov in the FIDE KO a couple of years ago. All but one of his opponents are over 2650. He has played the games very well, I think that he may be improving like Topalov did (you never know).
Aug-01-06  TylerD: yes, he seems Topa-struck! Topalov has been praised a lot for his large amount of decisive games... But 8/8!
Aug-01-06
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  Peligroso Patzer: I have been away for awhile and just now checked in to get the result. It is interesting that Volokitin, who in time pressure at the end of the first time control found a way to survive (temporarily) a pair of connected passers on the b- and c-files, was forced into resignation one move before completing the second time control by an imminent and unavoidable pair of connected passers on the other wing. Great game by Morozevich!
Aug-01-06  Dres1: Morozevich is still without a draw... this is great i think.. I am very proud of my own very low draw percentage... Get rich or die trying!
Aug-01-06
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  plang: "I am quite impressed with Morozevich, he reminds me a little of Topalov in the FIDE KO a couple of years ago."

I don't think he is as strong in the opening as Topalov which is why his results against "top ten" players are not comparable to Topalov. Morozovich's strength is his terrific middle game play matched with his dogged fighting spirit.

Aug-01-06  CapablancaFan: Passed pawns here, passed pawns there, passed pawns everywhere! Volokitin did his best, but Moro's exchange sac 18...Rxa2! turns out to be well calculated. Volo does his best to keep the pawns under control, and in fact, he manages to get rid of the c-file pawn with 25.Rxc4 only to have Moro replace it 5 moves later with 30...dxc5! It was all downhill from there. Volo was even forced to throw his queen on the sword 34.Qxa2 and it still didn't do any good.
Aug-01-06  chesswonders: Why not 43. ... ♗d6+ winning the rook?
Aug-01-06
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  WannaBe: <chesswonders> Because we're human.
Aug-02-06  euripides: It's nice to see Morozevich using the black side of the Ruy to attack, here and against Bruzon.
Aug-03-06
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  virginmind: yes, morozevich was briliant here. he missed that 43...Bd6+ out of time trouble, i guess. but he's still briliant.
Aug-03-06  percyblakeney: I doubt that Moro didn't see 43. ... Bd6+, he probably thought that taking the rook would give white better drawing chances with rook and three pawns against queen and two pawns. He was probably right, too...
Aug-03-06  DCP23: <virginmind> 43...Bc5!! instead of 43...Bd6+? was the most brilliant move of this whole game, in case you didn't know.
May-08-18  morfishine: Very nice game! As brilliant as Black's play was, I thought White's play was especially tenacious trying to fend off Queen + Bishop with his 2 Rooks
May-08-18  NBZ: 28 pages of kibitzing is insane, was this being broadcast live?

Agree with <morfishine>, great fight shown by White.

May-08-18  cormier: 1) +0.08 (37 ply) 25.Qxc4 Ba6 26.Qd4 b2 27.Bxb2 Rxb2 28.e5 dxe5 29.Rxc5 Qb8 30.Qc3 Bxc5 31.Qxc5 h6 32.Nf3 Qb5 33.Qxb5 Rxb5 34.Rxe5 Kf8 35.Nd4 Rb1+ 36.Kh2 Rd1 37.Nf5 Bc8 38.Nd6 Bd7 39.Ne4 f6 40.Nc3 Rd2 41.Re2 Rxe2 42.Nxe2 Ke7 43.Ng3 g5 44.Nh5 f5 45.Kg3 f4+ 46.Kf3 Be8 47.Ng7 Bf7 48.Ke4 Kf6 49.Ne6 Bxe6 50.dxe6 Kxe6

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9

May-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  catlover: "The Island of Dr. Moreau" was an excellent Sci-FI movie, especially the 1996 version with Val Kilmer.
May-08-18
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  ChessHigherCat: <catlover> It's a good novel, too: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/159
May-08-18
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  4tmac: 43..Bc5! avoiding Smejkal vs J Stocek, 1997
May-08-18  dumbgai: Amazing game! Certainly worthy of GOTD.
May-08-18
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  thegoodanarchist: I do believe (dooby leaf) the pun refers to the <pawn> island that Moro promoted.
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