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Alexander Morozevich vs Viswanathan Anand
Chess Classic Mainz (2008) (rapid), Mainz GER, rd 3, Aug-01
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  0-1

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Aug-01-08  Udit Narayan: Black's 32nd is puzzleworthy.
Aug-01-08  Jason Frost: 26. Bd3??

26. Be2 Qb6 27. Qb4 Qc6 28 Qc4 and white should be fine

Aug-01-08  Jason Frost: Actually Moro could've maybe even saved after the blunder on move 26 with

27. Rhf1!! Rxb2! 28 Ka1!! Qxd1+ 29 Rxd1 Rxc4 30. Bxc4 Rxh2 31. Rxd6 when black is going to be hard pressed to win the opposite colloured bishop + rook up a pawn ending.

Aug-01-08  Bobsterman3000: <udit> Black's 32nd is both puzzleworthy and praiseworthy...

Aug-01-08  angslo: <Bobsterman3000: <udit> Black's 32nd is both puzzleworthy and praiseworthy...>

INDEED!

Aug-01-08  VaselineTopLove: What does 32...Reb3 threaten? What if white doesn't capture with the Bishop but plays Rcc2 instead?
Aug-02-08  Jason Frost: <Udit Narayan> <Bobsterman3000> <angslo> Just looked at position again with comp, 32...Reb3? isn't puzzleworthy or praiseworthy, in fact it is likley a blunder which quickly leads to a drawn positon.

When looking over this game I was wondering why white played 34. Ka3, but didn't look to deeply do to trust in Moro

However 34. Ka3?? is in fact also a blunder which looses immidiatly. The more obvios 34. Kb1 looks to draw

33...Reb3??
34. Kb1 Bg5
35. Rxd5 Bxc1
36. Kxc1 Rc8+
37. Kd1 h5
38. gxh5 Rc2(the more natural 38. h3 losses as blacks pawn storm is faster) 39. Rd2

Black still had chances to win with a number of quiet moves, probably the best of which is just 33...Kf8 allowing the rooks some more mobility

Aug-02-08  Jason Frost: <VaselineTopLove> Not really anything, but 32. Rcc2 is a mistake now blacks rooks are optimally placed whites bishop can never take blacks rook do to fork and whites rooks are passive
Aug-02-08  Bobsterman3000: <jason frost> I don't understand the 35.rxd5 in the last line you gave. Maybe I am missing something. How can the white rook take the white bishop on d5?

Aug-03-08  Jason Frost: <Bobsterman3000> My bad, I meant 35. Rxd6 which looks to lead to a draw.
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