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Alexander Morozevich vs Boris Gelfand
World Championship Tournament (2007), Mexico City MEX, rd 14, Sep-29
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Variation (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Sep-29-07  schaaktrainer: is there way to win for black?
Sep-29-07  yevlev: By the way, if Gelfand draws he'll be socond and not Kramnik because after number of wins goes number of wins with black. Gelfand-1, Kramnik-0.
Sep-29-07
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  tamar: Creative ways for black to win:
Gelfand could order some quesadillas brought to Morozevich
Sep-29-07  acirce: <By the way, if Gelfand draws he'll be socond and not Kramnik because after number of wins goes number of wins with black.> Wrong. Stop saying things that have no basis. After number of wins it's Sonneborn-Berger.
Sep-29-07  schaaktrainer: may be with a plan to mate on the first rank? after Rf4 , Re3+ and Ra4?
Sep-29-07
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  Peligroso Patzer: [Re: Tie-break]:

<***after number of wins goes number of wins with black***>

Not so in this tournament.

Sep-29-07  Robin01: I think black has at least a draw after g6.
Sep-29-07  ChessVip: <Davolni> Mexican cuisine use lot of condiments! maybe this was the problem. DonĀ“t try a saucy enchilada :)
Sep-29-07  schaaktrainer: somebody thinks white can defend after Rf4?
Sep-29-07  Softpaw: Never eat salads when travelling to problematic locations. It's the water. Eat only highly cooked food
Sep-29-07  schaaktrainer: there he is
Sep-29-07  tarek1: Rybka says that b6 is now the only move to draw.
Sep-29-07  ChessVip: OFFICIAL DRAW!
Sep-29-07
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  Stonehenge: <Softpaw: Never eat salads when travelling to problematic locations. It's the water. Eat only highly cooked food> Yep, I think you're right.
Sep-29-07
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And congratulations to Anand for his superb performance and his achievement of becoming World Chess Champion.

Sep-29-07  schaaktrainer: still interesting!
Sep-29-07
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  Peligroso Patzer: So will Kramnik finish second based on Sonneborn-Berger? (I have not run the numbers myself.)
Sep-29-07  chessmoron: Yep. Kramnik will win 320 K and 2nd place.
Sep-30-07  tal lover: Morozevich could not lose the exchange by playing 24.Ne6, the point is if black plays 24...Qxe6 then 25.Qxc2, if black plays 24...fxe6 then white plays 25.Rc1 and no matter what black plays the knight on c2 will fall. After all this lines Morozevich could be a pawn ahead, and maybe try for a win
Oct-01-07  notyetagm: <tal lover: Morozevich could not lose the exchange by playing 24.Ne6, the point is if black plays 24...Qxe6 then 25.Qxc2, if black plays 24...fxe6 then white plays 25.Rc1 and no matter what black plays the knight on c2 will fall. After all this lines Morozevich could be a pawn ahead, and maybe try for a win>

Wow, that 24 ♘c4-e6! is really an excellent tactic.

Like you said, 24 ... f7x♘e6 creates a horrible <PIN> against the now <UNDEFENDED> Black g6-queen, <UNDEFENDED> because the Black f7-pawn which was the sole defender of Her Majesty has been <DEFELCTED> to e6.

Oct-01-07  notyetagm: From an article by GM Ian Rogers, Morozevich gives 24 ♘c4-e6!! the double exclam:

<"I didn't remember anything about the 17...Bc5 move," said Morozevich. "The critical position is after 23.b4. Boris blundered and allowed 24.Ne6!! after which White is winning - but we both didn't spot it.>

Oct-02-07  Resignation Trap: Leave it to Morozevich to infuse a little life into the Petroff Defense, but Gelfand deserves an equal credit for this interesting game. Here's a photo from the opening stage: http://www.chessmexico.com/images/r... .
Oct-02-07  acirce: Actually the Petroff is quite lively by default. It's just that it is relatively easy for White to kill it if he wants to.
Oct-03-07  Nasruddin Hodja: I agree with <acirce>. For those who are interested, please check out my collection (Game Collection: The Cutthroat Petrov.), which shows any number of great middle game combinations in this opening.
Nov-12-08  Eyal: Position after 21.Nd3:


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Here Gelfand played 21...Qf5; in order to avoid the troubles which may have resulted from 24.Ne6 later on, he could have equalized with 21...Ne2+!

And now White has to allow either 22.Kf1 Qxh2 23.Nxc5 Nf4 24.Bxf4 Qxf4 which is fine for Black, or 22.Kh1 Ng3+! 23.Kg1 (23.hxg3 Qh5+ 24.Kg1 Bxe3 25.fxe3 Rae8/Nf6/Qg5; 23.fxg3 Qxe3 24.Re1 Qd4 25.b4 Bd6 26.c5 Bxg3 27.hxg3 both lead to Black's advantage) 23...Ne2+ with perpetual.

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