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Morozevich, A. - Bologan, V. [B12]
Russian Chess League, Sochi (2) 2004

Notes by Boris Schipkov

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bf4 Ne7 6. Qd3 b6
Also possible is 6...Ng6 or 6...Nd7.
7. Nge2 Ba6 8. Qe3 O-O 9. O-O-O c5 10. a3 Bxc3 11. Qxc3








   
11...Bxe2
Morozevich likes to play knights as Chigorin. But now he has the bishop pair advantage. Interesting is 11...Nd7.
12. Bxe2 c4 13. h4 b5
In the game Nataf, IA - Motylev, A, 4th IECC, Istanbul 2003, White obtained some edge after 13...Nbc6 14. h5 b5 15. h6 g6 16. g4 Nc8 17. Qe3 Nb6 18. Bg5 f6 19. Bh4 Qd7 20. Rhe1 b4 21. Bf1 Rae8 22. axb4 Nxb4 23. Qa3.
14. Qe1 Nbc6 15. h5 Qd7 16. g4 f6
If 16...dxe4?! then 17. fxe4 Nxd4 18. Kb1 Rad8 19. Qf2 Nec6 20. h6 g6 21. c3 f6 22. cxd4 Nxd4 23. Be3 e5.
17. Bf1








   
17...Rad8
After 17...Nxd4 18. Rxd4 e5 19. Rd1 exf4 20. g5! Qc6 21. h6 g6 22. Bh3 Rae8 23. Qc3 White has better prospects.
18. Bh3 dxe4
Probably stronger is 18...b4 with counterattack on the queenside.
19. fxe4 Nxd4 20. g5!
Opening ways for his bishops.
20...f5 21. Kb1 Qc6








   
22. h6! fxe4
Black loses at once after 22...Qxe4? 23. Qxe4 fxe4 24. Rxd4! Rxd4 25. Bxe6+ Rf7 (25...Kh8 26. Be5) 26. Rf1.
23. Qc3!?
White could win with 23. Be5! Nf3 24.Qxe4!!.
23...e3?
Also bad is 23...Rxf4? 24. Rxd4 Rxd4 25. Qxd4 gxh6 26. gxh6 Kf7 27. Qh8 Qc5 28. Qxh7+ Ke8 29. Bxe6 Qe5 30. Qg7 Qxe6 31. h7, winning. More precise is 23...Ndf5 24. Bxf5 Nxf5 25. hxg7 Rxd1+ 26. Rxd1 Nxg7 27. Be5 Nf5 28. Qh3.








   
24. Rxd4!!
A marvellous blow. Black can take the h1-rook with check and then the h3-bishop.
24...Qxh1+ 25. Ka2 Qxh3 26. Rxd8








   
26...gxh6
White wins beautifully and after 26...Nf5 27. Qe5!! Qh5 (27...Rxd8 28. Qxe6+ Kf8 29. hxg7+ Kxg7 30. Qf6+ Kg8 31. Qxd8+ Kf7 32. Qd7+ Kf8 33. Bd6+) 28. Qxe6+ Qf7 29. Qxf7+ Kxf7 30. g6+ Kxg6 (30...hxg6 31. Rxf8+ Kxf8 32. h7) 31. Rxf8.
27. gxh6 Qg4








   
28. Qh8+!!
A brilliant completion of the best game of the Russian Club Chess Championships 2004. White checkmates 28...Kxh8 29. Rxf8+ Ng8 30. Be5+ Qg7 31. Bxg7.
Black resigned. 1-0










Move
   

Morozevich, Alexander (2732) - Bologan, Viktor (2665) [B12]
RUS-chT/Sochi (2.1) 2004

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bf4 Ne7 6. Qd3 b6 7. Nge2 Ba6 8. Qe3 O-O 9. O-O-O c5 10. a3 Bxc3 11. Qxc3 Bxe2 12. Bxe2 c4 13. h4 b5 14. Qe1 Nbc6 15. h5 Qd7 16. g4 f6 17. Bf1 Rad8 18. Bh3 dxe4 19. fxe4 Nxd4 20. g5! f5 21. Kb1 Qc6 22. h6! fxe4 23. Qc3!? e3? 24. Rxd4!! Qxh1+ 25. Ka2 Qxh3 26. Rxd8 gxh6 27. gxh6 Qg4 28. Qh8+!! 1-0


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