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Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Alexander Morozevich
European Team Championship (2009), Novi Sad SRB, rd 9, Oct-30
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  0-1



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Oct-30-09  destruct: Terrific game by moro. Moros 18. d5!
Oct-30-09  Garech: Agreed, this was a brilliant game from Morozevich! Great vision. May he win many more in such style!
Oct-30-09  muradov: The usual Moro win :) Love it.
Oct-30-09  Cercatore: Why 29. Qxf8+ ???
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  luzhin: Cercatore: where else do you suggest White moves his Q? If it goes to either g4 or h3, 29...Bf5 follows.
Oct-30-09  Chlipchlop: I don't understand Moro. Is he playing main lines now ? :D
Oct-30-09  supertimchan: Francisco is playing terribly here. He lost without a fight.
Oct-31-09  Bertorelli: luzhin: <If it goes to either g4 or h3, 29...Bf5 follows.>

but that would just be repeating the position.

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  Eyal: <Why 29. Qxf8+ ???>

29.Qg4/h3 Rxg2 30.Qxg2 Qxd5 and White is completely busted - there's no way to keep defending both knights, on b3 and e4, and Black's attack is decisive. E.g. 31.Nbd2 Qa2+; 31.Re3 Qd1+ 32.Nc1 Rc8; 31.Nc1 Rc8! with the deadly threat of 32...Rxc1+ 33.Kxc1 (33.Rxc1 Qa2#) Bf4+ and mate.

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  Eyal: 17.Kb1, which looks like an automatic imitation of the waiting move 16...Kh8, allows 18...d5 a move later - since after 19.exd5 Bf5 20.d6, Bxc2 comes with check. That's why Black couldn't play the same idea on move 16, with the white king still on c1.

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