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Peter Leko vs Alexander Morozevich
Karen Asrian Memorial (2008), Yerevan ARM, rd 13, Jun-15
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  0-1



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Jun-15-08  Microdot: Bravo Morozevich!!
Jun-16-08  Microdot: This game is the most beautiful game of this tournament so far, Congrats to Morozevich!! he outplayed Leko.
Morozevich won $40,000 for 3rd place.
Jun-16-08  armtwister: Horribly played by Leko,its essential to play Kb1 after Rc8 as we have seen in the past,the automatic g4?! runs into disaster.Leko played badly than Moro played brilliently in this..Lets see when he playes this against Anand,Topalov or Karjakin.
Jun-16-08  notyetagm: <Microdot: Bravo Morozevich!!>

Tremendous attacking play by Morozevich.

It's not often that you see Leko simply demolished on the White side of an Open Sicilian.

Jun-17-08  armtwister: Bxa6?? was a horrible Blunder,its hard to believe Leko,a super GM with and an expert in English attack, played it! Black has trumendous compensation for the pawn,but it all went wrong with g4?!..Kb1 was necessory as a rule! i dont know wht leko was thinking,maybe he played g4 impulsively,and realised his mistake and was kicking himself for that! That explains his subsiquent mistakes and blunders later in the game.
Jun-19-08  messachess: Moro makes it look easy, doesn't he?
Apr-24-09  diagonal: yeah, very easy...!

...but compare Moro (again with black) versus Leinier Dominguez, Wiik aan Zee, Corus, L Dominguez vs Morozevich, 2009, sicilian, najdorf variation, exactly the same twelve moves in the opening, but then 13. Na4 *novelty* instead of the (over)cautious Nb1 and look like things for black and white are developing completely different...

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