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Vasyl Ivanchuk vs Alexander Morozevich
Morelia-Linares (2007), Linares ESP, rd 12, Mar-07
Scotch Game: Potter Variation (C45)  ·  0-1

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Mar-07-07  ayotzinco: Moro is amazing: 2 natural moves with the knights during the first 6 moves...nothing with them for 14 moves...and then 6 consecutive knight moves starting with 21...Ne8.
Mar-07-07  percyblakeney: Another very good game by Moro, he is suddenly much better than in the Morelia half.

<30.g3 could have equaled>

After Kh7 I don't think there's any good way for white to defend against black's threats on the a-file, after looking at it for a while engines come up with many pawns up for black.

Mar-07-07  percyblakeney: This seems to be Morozevich's first win ever against Ivanchuk (not counting rapid games).
Mar-07-07  builttospill: There were two occasions following along with this game that it seemed like white had significantly better moves.

17 Qd2, instead of advancing the b pawn, allowed Morozevich to weaken the kings safety, and open up the rook attack along the a file that was ultimately decisive.

25 Rhd1, when Qxb2 would have likely stabilized.

Credit goes to Morozevich for finding 26 ...Nc7. The position was very hard to defend from there.

Mar-07-07  dehanne: The mistake is castling queenside, imo. White's king got pounced upon right away after that.
Mar-07-07  Fisheremon: White started to confuse his route at 21.Nc3?! (21.Nxb2 should be a logic continuation).
Mar-07-07  Billy Ray Valentine: Interesting that Ivanchuk chose to play the Scotch. According to the chessgames.com database, he's only played the scotch as white 10 other times, with 5 wins, 2 losses, and 3 draws.
Mar-07-07  Atking: What's wrong with 20.Kxb2 ?
Mar-07-07  Dr.Lecter: <atking> I don't think there's anything fundamentally wrong with it. It's just that the black b-pawn isn't doing any harm to white's position, and white can slack off in capturing that pawn, with nearly no harm done. Even after 26.axb3 if 26...Ra2 White can capture the c pawn.
Mar-07-07  Fisheremon: <Atking: What's wrong with 20.Kxb2 ?> After 20...Ne8 Black's just a bit better. 20.Na4 followd by Nxb2 gives White a solid advantage, cos' he could earn pawn d6 easily, or start attack on the King-side (h4, h5, f4 etc.).
Mar-08-07  Atking: <Fisheremon: <Atking: What's wrong with 20.Kxb2 ?> After 20...Ne8 Black's just a bit better. 20.Na4 followd by Nxb2 gives White a solid advantage, cos' he could earn pawn d6 easily, or start attack on the King-side (h4, h5, f4 etc.).> You are everywhere !! Still thanks to help for a better understanding of the game. 20. ...Ne8 for 21. ...Qf6 is clever. Why not then 21.Kb1 ? 21.Nd5 Nf6 could be draw. I saw your logic suggestion of 22.Nxb2 I thought White didn't play it because he realized that Black will pill on "a" file by 22. ...b5 23.Qxd6 Qb6 ~ 24. ...Qa7. Have you an idea on this ?
Mar-08-07  Atking: <Black will pill on "a" file by 22. ...b5 23.Qxd6 Qb6 ~ 24. ...Qa7.> 23. ...Rxa2! 24.BxRa2 Qa5 might be straightforward
Mar-08-07  Fisheremon: <Atking: You are everywhere !! <Black will pill on "a" file by 22. ...b5 23.Qxd6 Qb6 ~ 24. ...Qa7.> 23. ...Rxa2! 24.BxRa2 Qa5 might be straightforward> Nope, just nice to discuss with <Atking>! The numeration should be 21.Nxb2 b5 22.Qxd6 Rxa2?! 23.Qxd8+ ( )

22...Qb6 23.c3 Qa7 24.e5 Ne8 25.Qd5 etc.

Mar-08-07  Atking: Hoops I forgot my queen was still in d8... Even on 23.Rhe1 Black need at least one tempo to get something concrete. Thanks ! Your line <Fisheremon:> is again quite clear cut. May I can ask you who you are ? I read some of your others comments. All of hight quality.
Mar-08-07
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  tpstar: In the Scotch Game with 4 ... Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 White often plays 6. a4 inducing 6 ... a6 (so the Bb6 doesn't get trapped), and then 7. Nc3 d6 8. Nd5 Ba7 Opening Explorer is more common than 7. a5 Ba7 8. Nc3 d6 Opening Explorer because White would rather play Be3 and trade off dsb (... Bxe3/Nxe3) as Black's KB is often the best minor piece in this opening. White probably avoided a2-a4 as he wanted to 0-0-0 but that might have limited Black's tremendous Queenside counterplay later.
Mar-08-07  The Chess Express: <dehanne: The mistake is castling queenside, imo. White's king got pounced upon right away after that.>

I don’t understand 9. Qe2. Why put the Q on the same file as the rook and block the bishop while you’re at it? Would not 9. Qd2 followed by 0-0-0 have been better? White just ends up moving it over to d2 anyway.

Mar-08-07  Fisheremon: <Atking: Hoops I forgot my queen was still in d8... Even on 23.Rhe1 Black need at least one tempo to get something concrete. Thanks ! Your line <Fisheremon:> is again quite clear cut. May I can ask you who you are ?> I was a good chess player (now I don't play just enjoying analytical stuffs.

<I read some of your others comments. All of hight quality.> Not all, but I try to find a non-trivial (I'd name "intuitive") thing in chess. Anyway, thanks for compliments. Cheers !

Mar-08-07
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  Mateo: <chessmoron: 30. Rd7 may be the start of Chucky's sudden downfall. 30.g3 could have equaled.> It was already too late for this move. Then, if 30...Qc3? (threatening Ra1) 31.Qxc3 bxc3 32.Rd8+ wins for White. So Black must play first 30...Kh7. To stop the threat Qc3, White has to play 31.R1d3 (31.Rd7? Qc3 mates). Then 31...Ra3 threatens to triple on the a-file. White is lost.
Mar-09-07  ahmadov: Was 37.b5 the correct move? As if Moro had been waiting for that move to play 37...Ra1+.
May-04-07  The Chess Express: <percyblakeney: Another very good game by Moro, he is suddenly much better than in the Morelia half.>

Indeed, this will be the year of Morozevich.

May-10-07  Plato: This game was awarded "Game of the Month" for March by a panel of IM and GM judges at e3e5.com.

Ivanchuk got his revenge a few days ago at the Russian Club Championships: Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 2007, which was also a fascinating struggle. It should be mentioned that Moro was on the brink of victory in that game as well, but blundered in severe time trouble. Games between these two artists are true gems to behold.

Jun-14-07  The Chess Express: It should be interesting to see how their next encounter turns out.
Jul-07-07  notyetagm: <Plato: ... Games between these two artists are true gems to behold. >

Yes, they are. A 24-game match between Morozevich and Ivanchuk would be breathtaking.

Jul-07-07  malthrope: <notyetagm: <Plato: ... Games between these two artists are true gems to behold.>

Yes, they are. A 24-game match between Morozevich and Ivanchuk would be breathtaking.>

I'd settle for 20, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 even 6 games in a match between these two. ~lol~ There are two of my favorite chess players and can't wait 'till they meet once again.

I was honored to watch this game 'live' the day they played it...

Fortunately we'll always have this...

- http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... -

...and that shall just have to tide us over until they meet once again... ;-) Regards, - Mal

Jul-20-07  The Chess Express: I think eventually the age difference will tell. I'm a little surprised that Ivanchuck allowed Morozevich to attack the whole game. Especially considering that he had the white pieces. Perhaps it was just an off day for him.
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