Monday, December 31, 2007

Alexander Morozevich Win Russian Superfinal 2007

Morozevich win the 2007 Russian Superfinal after winning his last game against Ernesto Inarkiev to collect 8 points from 11 rounds. His nearest rival Grischuk only managed to collect 7 points and finished second place after drawing his last round games against another top seeded peter Svidler who finished a disspointing 9th place. Morozevich triumph is a well deserved victory because he beat both top seeded Grischuk and Svidler.

Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich has been a top ten players for almost a decade. His aggressive and original play has won him the admiration of countless chess players and fans all over the world. Whenever his game were broadcast online, thousands of spectators will watch his game. He is also known as a giant killer because when inspired, can beat anybody such as Anand and Kramnik with black!

Morozevich is noted for employing unusual openings, Against the Queen's Gambit, for instance, he has often played the Chigorin Defence (1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6), and the Albin Countergambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5); both systems are hardly ever seen at the top level. He is also well known for preferring complicated rather than clear positions.

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