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Milos - Morozevich

Milos, G. (2633) - Morozevich, A. (2756) [D10]
New Delhi (2.2) 2000 [A. Morozevich; notes adapted by A. Baburin]


1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Nf3 b5 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Ne5 e6 8. Bd2 Be7 9. Be2?! O-O 10. O-O Bb7 11. Nd3?! Nc6   White made a few inaccuracies in the opening and now Black has a very attractive position, as he can prepare ...e5.
12. Bf3 Bd6 13. Qe2 Re8=/+ 14. Rfd1 e5 15. dxe5 Nxe5 16. Nxe5 Bxe5 17. Qd3   After 17.a3 Qb8! 18.h3 d4! 19.Bxb7 Qxb7 20.exd4 Bh2+ 21.Kxh2 Rxe2 22.Nxe2 White would have to fight for a draw.  b4 18. Ne2 a5 19. Qb3 Ba6 20. Nd4 Qb8! 21. g3 Bc4 22. Qa4    After 22.Qc2? Black would have 22...Bxd4 23.exd4 b3-+.  Ne4 23. Be1?!    This is too passive.White should have tried 23.Qd7!?.  Nc5 24. Qc2 b3 25. axb3 Nxb3 26. Rab1 Nxd4 27. exd4 Bb3 28. Qd3 Bf6!   This is better than 28...Bxd1 29.Rxd1 Bf6 30.Bxd5 Ra7 31.Bc3, where White might get some counter-chances.  29. Rdc1 Ba2 30. Ra1 Bc4 31. Qd2 Ra6! 32. Rcb1 a4 33. Qd1   White could not free his queenside with 33.b3, as after 33...axb3 34.Rxa6 Bxa6 35.Bxd5 Black had 35...Qb5!, winning.  Qb5 34. Bc3 h6!
    This useful (the back rank!) move is very unpleasant for a defender, who has problems finding good moves.  35. h4?! Be2?(+)   Being short of time, I missed a tactical shot, which White's previous move allowed me: 35...Bxh4!. That wins in all lines, for example 36.gxh4 Rg6+ 37.Bg2 Be2 38.Qc2 Qd7! 39.Re1 Rxg2+! 40.Kxg2 Qg4+ 41.Kh2 Qxh4+ 42.Kg1 Re5!! 43.dxe5 Bf3.  36. Bxe2 Rxe2=/+ 37. Qf1? Rae6   Again 37...Bxh4! was possible.  38. Re1 Rxe1 39. Rxe1 Qxf1+ 40. Kxf1 Rxe1+ 41. Kxe1 h5 42. Kd2 Kh7   Black has serious winning chances here due to more active bishop, but playing White 43.Kc2 and aiming to liquidate pawns on the queenside, White could hold this ending.  43. Ke3? g5 44. hxg5 Bxg5+ 45. Kd3?! Kg6 46. Ba5 f5 47. Kc3 f4 48. Kb4 fxg3   This is good, but 48...Kf5 might be even easier: 49.Kxa4 Ke4 50.Kb5 Kxd4 51.Kc6 Ke4 52.b4 fxg3 53.fxg3 Bd2-+.  49. fxg3 Bc1 50. Ka3 Kf5 51. Bd8 Ke4 52. Be7 Kd3 53. Bd8 Kc2! 54. Kxa4 Bxb2 55. Kb5 Kd3 56. Kc5 Ke4 57. Bf6 Ba3+ 58. Kc6 Bb4!    Here Black wins attacking both enemy pawns and creating a zugzwang.  59. Bg7 Bc3 60. Kc5 Be1 61. Be5 Bf2
   One of White's pawns falls.  62. Kd6 Bxd4 63. Bf4 Bf2 64. Ke6 d4 65. Kf6 h4
   This game with full notes by GM Morozevich may appear in the 'New in Chess' magazine.