Monday, June 16, 2008

Morozevich Blunder Blues!

Morozevich (right) made an unusual blunder against Bu Xianqzhi (left) in Round 8 of The "Chess Giants Yerevan 2008" rapid chess tournament held in Yerevan, Armenia, from June 9th to 15th, 2008.

GM Bu Xiangzhi (2708) - GM Alexander Morozevich (2774)
Chess Giants Yerevan 2008, Round 8, 13.06.2008

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Be4 7.f3 Bg6 8.Qb3 Qc7 9.Bd2 a6 10.Rc1 Bd6 11.cxd5 exd5 12.g3 Fritz suggest the strong 12.g4! Qd7 (12...Qd8 13.Qxb7) 13.Na4 12...Nbd7 13.Kf2 0–0 14.Nxg6 fxg6 15.Kg2 Kh8 16.Bd3 Rae8 White has just play 17.Rhf1 17...b5 is suggest by Fritz, probably with the idea of ..Nb6 and Nc4 later but Moro made an unexpected simple blunder with 17…Nh5? 18.Nxd5 simply winning a pawn and demolish black pawn centre which Bu easily convert it to win the game on move 50! 18...Qb8 19.Nf4 Bxf4 20.exf4 Ndf6 21.Bb4 Rg8 22.Bc4 Nd5 23.Bxd5 cxd5 24.Rfe1 Nf6 25.Be7 Qa7 26.Bxf6 gxf6 27.Qxd5 Qb6 28.Rxe8 Qxb2+ 29.Kh3 Rxe8 30.Rc7 Qb5 31.Qxb5 axb5 32.f5 gxf5 33.Rxb7 Ra8 34.d5 Kg8 35.d6 Rd8 36.Rxb5 Rxd6 37.Rxf5 Kg7 38.a4 Rd2 39.g4 Ra2 40.a5 Kg6 41.Kg3 Ra4 42.h4 h6 43.h5+ Kf7 44.Kf2 Ra3 45.Ke2 Rc3 46.Kd2 Rc6 47.Kd3 Ke6 48.Rb5 Rc1 49.Kd4 Rd1+ 50.Kc5 1–0

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