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Alexander Moiseenko vs Alexander Morozevich
Governor's Cup (2011), Saratov RUS, rd 3, Oct-10
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81)  ·  0-1



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Oct-10-11  brucejavier: Wow moro really is in great form! Very nice game indeed!
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  whiteshark: I can't complain either.
Oct-11-11  twinlark: Great to see him back.
Oct-11-11  Shams: The eight-move win starting with 33...Rxf3+! is not that hard to see in hindsight, but what a capstone to this powerful game by Moro. Final position is a gem.

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Oct-11-11  paavoh: Aren't we all lectured on the importance of not exposing your Queen too soon?

Here Moro does exactly that (8 Q moves in 20), confuses his opponent, and gets away with a win.

Why, oh why, I can not replicate his success when I'm breaking the rules of chess? "Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi" I guess...

Oct-11-11  paavoh: Now later, I came across a similar comment on the heroics of the Black Queen at:

Oct-12-11  Whitehat1963: "But when you talk about destruction, don't you know that you can count me out." -- Alexander Moiseenko
Oct-12-11  JohnBoy:
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  Gilmoy: Actually 8 of the first 18. I think Black survives because Qa5 is a good outpost to begin with, and White never really has a Q trap. Black's Q moves were sound in that she's a threat where she is, and always had escape.

Every extra Q move was balanced by an already-developed White piece moving again to attack her, which is a wash. After <18.h4 Qe7>:

- Black's Q ends up on a fine square

- White's piece development lead is 4-3, which boils down to the move: zero profit there

- White's pawns are slightly overextended: g3 is weak (which see!), f3 is not aggressive, c4 exposes b2 to the KID B, so O-O-O is bad.

- White's pieces gained no real improvement. In fact, they're arguably worse than normal. The Nb3-Nd3 pair bites on granite at c5/e5, so that was a bunch of tempi to achieve zero pressure. Nb3 is vulnerable to a4, goading the knee-jerk <21.a4>, which cedes a huge hole at b4.

Probably the deepest choice Black faced was how to exploit his half-open f gift and free up his Bc8. <21..d5!> is a <GM file-ripping pawn thrust>, which underscores f3's sub-par position. White lets g3 drop just to get his Ns into the game, and they still project no power.

Oct-12-11  checkmateyourmove: I enjoyed moro's move 27....Nf6, setting up the final attack before attacking with all his pieces. Fun game!
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  al wazir: WHAT a game! Thank you, Natalia.
Oct-13-11  Garech: Superb game from Morozevich - what an attack!


Oct-13-11  ughaibu: How about if white plays 11.Qd2 or c1?
Oct-14-11  hedgeh0g: Maybe trade and play Nc6. Then Black has a basic plan of pressuring the queenside with ...Be6, ...Ne5 and ...Rc8.
Oct-14-11  Ulhumbrus: An alternative to 12 Qe2 is 12 Nd5 at once, clearing the square c3 for the B on d4

An alternative to 18 h4 is 18 f4 keeping Black's Knights out of the square e5 and keeping an advantage in space

Oct-17-11  DAVI DE RAFE: one alexander played like an idiot.
Oct-17-11  sevenseaman: One needs to acknowledge the brilliance of the other Alexander.
Oct-18-11  YoGoSuN: Can someone please explain what Black does after 7. dxc5?
Oct-18-11  Shams: <YoGoSuN> Your question is a famous one. Why should White not win a clean pawn, get the queens off, play Nd5 and then win the e7 pawn? There's no easy answer; there are whole chapters written on this line but what it amounts to is that at master level White is almost groveling for a draw, hard as it is to believe. If I see a good online tutorial I'll flag it.
Oct-18-11  JohnBoy: Black gets lots of play from open lines after the pawn sac. Here's a fun example played by a couple of kids: Bacrot vs McShane, 1992
Nov-06-11  avidfan: At the final position Black threatens 41...Qh4 mate and there is no adequate reply. If 41. Nf2 Bxf2 renews the mate threat while winning the knight.

On 41.Qh2 Rh3 dis ch and mate (Boden) while immobilising the White queen with a pin on the h-file.

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