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Alexander Morozevich vs Drazen Sermek
Moscow Olympiad (1994), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Dec-02
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Mar-06-08  Akavall: 14. Nd5!! Is very nice.
Dec-23-08
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  whiteshark: What's wrong with <9...d4>?
Dec-23-08  blacksburg: 9...d4 doesn't hang material or anything, but i think it's strategically suspect.

after 9...d4, black has a nice big target to roll up on at c5. white could even play 10.b4 immediately, and if 10...(any)xb4 11.Nxd4 with the g2 bishop doing bad things to black.

or white has ideas like Bf4, h4, Nd2-e4, maybe Ng5, fischer style kingside attack.

and after d4, black has no good pawn breaks. ...f6 or f5? ...b4? all look bad. and white has a lead in development. which matters in this closed position because if white can play b4 right away, the big central pawn wedge is not going to survive long.

but i'm just rambling, and i could be totally wrong, rybka probably has a better answer than me anyway.

Dec-23-08
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  whiteshark: <blacksburg: 9...d4 doesn't hang material or anything, <but i think it's strategically suspect.>> Yes, you are very probably right. It's falling in with White's plans. And it renounces active counterplay on the queenside.

A good example for it is Smyslov vs Gligoric, 1964

Dec-23-08  blacksburg: ok then i went to bed after posting that, woke up two hours later, and realized that 9...d4 10.b4 cxb4 11.Nxd4? is really dumb because of 11...Nxd4 12.Bxa8 Nxe2+.

that's what i get for trying to think about chess after staying up all night. i miss stuff like knight takes queen check.

but i still think white has the choice of playing for Ne4, h4, etc, or queenside play with b4.

interesting that smyslov went for the kingside activity in the above game. i would expect the b4 break from him, i'm used to seeing a lot of queenside play in his games. Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 and such.

maybe b4 is the wrong idea and i'm just a big patzer? it looks good to me...

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