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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Alexander Morozevich
Biel Chess Festival (2011), Biel SUI, rd 2, Jul-19
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical Variation (D86)  ·  0-1

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Jul-19-11  Marmot PFL: This has been a battle. Probably be decided in time trouble. Could go either way, white is attacking but might be over-extended.
Jul-19-11  Marmot PFL: Just as I was watching white blunders with 28 Ng5+?? He had to play 28 fg6+ 1st and blunders of inverting two moves are fairly common.
Jul-19-11
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  tamar: 28 Ng5+?? Maxime Mo Better Blues
Jul-19-11  MrSpock: 15. f4 is a novelty.
Jul-19-11  scormus: this will be a good one to play through afterwards. And perhaps 28 W to play will figure as a weekend POTD
Jul-19-11
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  tamar: Sweet revenge for Morozevich, who botched win and even lost Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009
Jul-19-11  kellmano: Is 33. d6 coming?
Jul-19-11
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  tamar: 33 d6 cheapo deluxe

if 33...Qxa8 34 Qxe7#

Jul-19-11  kellmano: Ha, it came. But surely black will win this.
Jul-19-11
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  plang: 33 d6 looks interesting and if Black checks and takes on d6 then white playes Qg4 threatening on c8 and d1.
Jul-19-11  Marmot PFL: Once they make move 40 white will most likely resign.
Jul-19-11  MrSpock: Let's move to Caruana - Pelletier ;-)
Jul-19-11  scormus: The position at W's 28th move looks so promising, yet I couldnt find a way to gain an advantage. But before that why 27 Ra3?
Jul-19-11  JohnBoy: <scormus> - I don't see a way to victory for white at move 28. Nor at more 27. Perhaps white has already spent his initiative and is trying desperately to generate play.
Jul-20-11  scormus: <JohnBoy:> I think your right. 27 Qd2 might have preserved some adv to W, but it does not look decisive any more
Jul-20-11  Atking: On chessbase.com Morozevich humbly said he though that White was better after the direct 23.Qh6+ Kf7 24.Nf4 ~ e.g 24...Qxe4 25.Nxg6 Bxf5 26.NxR+ RxN 27.Re3
24...Qd4+ 25.Kh1 Qxc4 26.fxg6+
He suggested also 15...Qd6 as better 16.e5 Qd7 and now if 17.f5? Nxe5!
Jul-20-11  abstract: 30.g7?
Jul-20-11  JohnBoy: <abstract> - 30.g7 Qd4+ gets the pawn without having to work for it.
Jul-22-11
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  Honza Cervenka: <abstract: 30.g7?> I guess that white planned this when he was playing 28.Ng5+ and only later he spotted that it fails due to simple Queen fork 30...Qd4+.
Aug-06-11  abstract: mmm thanks guys
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