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Magnus Carlsen vs Alexander Morozevich
"Moro Better Blues" (game of the day Jan-17-2013)
World Blitz Championship (2012) (blitz), Astana KAZ, rd 19, Jul-10
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Agincourt Variation (A13)  ·  0-1

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Jul-10-12
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  Garech: Shades of D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956

-Garech

Jul-10-12  uscfratingmybyear: 47.Qb8+ is a slight improvement for white.
Jul-11-12  rogl: <uscfratingmybyear: 47.Qb8+ is a slight improvement for white.> Yes, but only slight... On another note, without his pesky a-pawn Magnus could play 58.Qg8+ for an immediate draw.
Jul-11-12  shivasuri4: <rogl>, how so? The king still has the h6 square available after 58. Qg8+ Rxg8.
Jul-12-12  rogl: OOOPS, brain fart.
Jan-17-13
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  HeMateMe: Moro was able to do this in five minute chess.
Jan-17-13  abuzic: After <33...Rc8>, the white B is lost anyway or else black threatens ...Rc1+, ...Rd1+ or ...Bd5+ with mating attack; after 34.Qb5, 34...Rxc6 wins straitaway.

After <37.g5>, 37...Rdd2 should finish the game.

After <41.h4>, 41...Nf4+ should win the Q and the game.

After <42.Qb1+>, 42...Kh5 keeps black pressure.

After <44...Ne7>, 45.Qh8! is another counter attack: 45.Qh8 Kg6 46.Qe8+ Kg7 47.h5 h6 48.gxh6+ Rxh6 ...

After <46...Kf8>, 47.Qb8+ (<rogl>) white wins a R and the game, probably.

But this was a blitz game...

Jan-17-13  Chesschatology: Nice annotations, <abuzic:>: it's funny how in some Q vs. pieces endgames with open Ks and no time on the clock, a pentium with Chessmaster '95 on it would probably outplay Carlsen and Morozevich. Comforting in a way.
Jan-17-13  abuzic: <Chesschatology>
Absolutely
Except for the Ne7 blunder and the counterplay, most of the plans are suggested by a computer
Jan-17-13  Antaresnimrod: There is the game

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wRdgOllrzM

Jan-17-13
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  kevin86: White cannot stop the mate without losing the queen.
Jan-17-13  chesssalamander: Great game by Moro! When he is on, he is ON!
Jan-17-13  Cemoblanca: <chesssalamander: Great game by Moro! When he is on, he is ON!>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqZ9...

;)

Jan-17-13  drnooo: mmm...since 06 neither has beaten the other in classical that's quite a while folks not sure exactly what it means if anything, but in eight years it has been a classical standoff, pretty amazing, especially when you tally the rapid scores of this pair against one another, speaking very well for just how scary Moro can be if he's healthy
Jan-17-13
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Jan-17-13  chesssalamander: Cemoblanca, the heat is on! Moro can bring it and bring it fast!
Nov-01-13  generein: After 34.Qb5 Rxc6, white resigns.
Apr-22-14
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  whiteshark: Moro ftw. Watch teh kewl final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wR...
Apr-22-14
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  JointheArmy: <Moro was able to do this in five minute chess.>

Even better. Moro was able to do this in 3' + 2'' chess.

The video link above clearly shows the time control if anyone is interested.

Apr-30-14  cplyakap: 47.Qb8+ and c7 or d6 rook burned.Did i overlook anything?
Apr-30-14  Nerwal: <47.Qb8+ and c7 or d6 rook burned.Did i overlook anything?>

No. We can see on the video linked above Morozevich realized he had blundered, but he had already released the piece.

Dec-18-16  Saniyat24: Black could have won in 36 moves...
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