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Boris Gelfand vs Alexander Morozevich
Biel International Chess Festival (2009), Biel SUI, rd 7, Jul-27
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04)  ·  0-1

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Jul-27-09  totololo: A good opening and a pitifull ending with a blunder in between.

The old adagio is still true:
Let your oponent make the LAST mistake!

Jul-27-09  hedgeh0g: This is Gelfand's second mistake/blunder in this tournament involving a discovered attack on his rook across a rank, both games being against Morozevich!

Very weird, indeed.

Jul-27-09  kurtrichards: Mr.Gelfand,how couuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuld you make such a blunderrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr?
Jul-27-09  death and glory: does the end-game is so hopeless for white?
Jul-27-09  slomarko: in one word: yes
Jul-27-09  hellopolgar: as i mentioned in this game (Morozevich vs Gelfand, 2009) from the same tournament, <Boris Gelfand is probably one of the few 2700+ super GM's that Moro beats consistently...>, i think we have a case of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-f... here, in other words, Boris Gelfand thinks that Moro is better than him.
Jul-27-09
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  whiteshark: What's the best 34th move for White then?
Jul-27-09  yevlev: 34. Re4 gives white good winning chances, and it's not such a difficult move to find, even in a tzeitnot. Simply a blunder. Let's not forget - Gelfand is 41 and in top 10. Age affects on calculation, but no way on understanding of the game.
Jul-27-09  percyblakeney: 28. ... Rab8 was a bad move from an engine point of view (Shredder's fifth choice), but Morozevich activates his rook and creates some traps in his opponent's time trouble. Gelfand does well to begin with and lines up engine recommendations but with less than two minutes for eight moves he has to find also 33. h3 to keep an advantage and fails to do so. Then 34. Bd2 would have been a great move if just that threatened rook had to move...
Jul-27-09  percyblakeney: 34. Re4 Qd5 and the position is even to the engines, but black has some pressure and it looks easier to go wrong for white.
Jul-27-09  Everett: I don't think 34..Bb2 is so easy to spot.
Jul-27-09  Everett: Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2007

... is the well-known game in the same line from Morozevich. Gelfand's novelty 10.Be4, prevents us from knowing if Morozevich had an improvement from the previous game.

Jul-28-09  Petrence: Could anybody tell me, what's wrong with 19.- Qxa1?
Jul-28-09  rogge: 20.Bb2 would trap the Q?

(20...Qxa2 21.Bxg7+)

Jul-28-09  Petrence: OK, and after 20.- Qxf1 21.Kxf1 black is in trouble becouse of the threatening Ng5...

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