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Friday, March 24, 2017

Attack With Morozevich – Samples

The book Attack with Alexander Morozevich - Selected Games and Best Combinations is a collection of his selected games, with each game focusing on a tactical shot delivered by Alexander. Here are some sample combinations for you to solve (scroll down for solutions):

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Morozevich, Alexander    --    Lempert, Igor
   1991     *


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Bd3 e5 7. Ne2 d5 8. exd5 Nxd5 9. O-O Nxc3 10. Nxc3 Nc6 11. Ne4 Bf5 12. c3 Be7 13. Nd6+ Bxd6 14. Bxf5 O-O 15. Be3 Qc7 16. Qa4 Ne7 17. Be4 f5 18. Bc2 e4 19. g3 Ng6 20. Rad1 Ne5 21. Rd5 Ng4 22. Bc1 Rae8

# White's turn 

wsq bsq wsq[1] bsq[1] wbr bbr wbk bsq[2]
bbp wbp bbq wsq[2] bsq[3] wsq[3] bbp[1] wbp[1]
wsq[4] bsq[4] wsq[5] bbb wsq[6] bsq[5] wsq[7] bsq[6]
bsq[7] wsq[8] bsq[8] wwr bsq[9] wbp[2] bsq[10] wsq[9]
wwq bsq[11] wsq[10] bsq[12] wbp[3] bsq[13] wbn bsq[14]
bsq[15] wsq[11] bwp wsq[12] bsq[16] wsq[13] bwp[1] wsq[14]
wwp bwp[2] wwb bsq[17] wsq[15] bwp[3] wsq[16] bwp[4]
bsq[18] wsq[17] bwb wsq[18] bsq[19] wwr[1] bwk wsq[19]

*

Morozevich, Alexander    --    Ivanov, Sergey
   1992     *


1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3 cxd4 9. cxd4 Nbc6 10. Qh5 Nf5 11. Nf3 f6 12. O-O Bd7 13. Rb1 b6 14. Re1 fxe5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. Rxe5 Rc8 17. Bd2 Qf6 18. c3 Be8 19. Qe2 Bg6 20. f3 Nh4 21. Re1 Bxd3 22. Qxd3 Rfe8 23. Qe2 Qg6 24. Kh1 Kf7 25. g4 h6 26. f4 Kg8 27. f5 Qf6 28. Rf1 Rc6 29. fxe6 Qd8 30. Qf2 Qe7 31. Qf7+ Kh8

# White's turn 

wsq[20] bsq[20] wsq[21] bsq[21] wbr[1] bsq[22] wsq[22] bbk
bbp[2] wsq[23] bsq[23] wsq[24] bbq[1] wwq[1] bbp[3] wsq[25]
wsq[26] bbp[4] wbr[2] bsq[24] wwp[1] bsq[25] wsq[27] bbp[5]
bsq[26] wsq[28] bsq[27] wbp[4] bwr wsq[29] bsq[28] wsq[30]
wsq[31] bsq[29] wsq[32] bwp[5] wsq[33] bsq[30] wwp[2] bbn
bwp[6] wsq[34] bwp[7] wsq[35] bsq[31] wsq[36] bsq[32] wsq[37]
wsq[38] bsq[33] wsq[39] bwb[1] wsq[40] bsq[34] wsq[41] bwp[8]
bsq[35] wsq[42] bsq[36] wsq[43] bsq[37] wwr[2] bsq[38] wwk

*

Morozevich, Alexander    --    Sveshnikov, Evgeny
   1993     *


1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. Ne2 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Ng3 e4 8. Be2 Be5 9. Bxe5 Nxe5 10. d4 exd3 11. cxd3 d5 12. d4 Neg4 13. Nc3 Qd6 14. Re1 h5 15. Nf1 g6 16. Qc1 c6 17. h3 Nh6 18. e4 Qf8 19. e5 Nh7 20. Qd2 Kg7 21. Rad1 Qe7 22. f4 Rh8 23. Bd3 Bf5 24. Ne3 Qd7 25. b4 Nf8 26. Na4 Bxd3 27. Qxd3 Ne6 28. Rf1 b5 29. Nc3 a5 30. f5 gxf5 31. Ne2 axb4 32. Ng3 Rxa2 33. Nexf5+ Nxf5 34. Nxf5+ Kg8 35. Qb3 Qa7

# White's turn 

wsq[44] bsq[39] wsq[45] bsq[40] wsq[46] bsq[41] wbk[1] bbr[1]
bbq[2] wsq[47] bsq[42] wsq[48] bsq[43] wbp[5] bsq[44] wsq[49]
wsq[50] bsq[45] wbp[6] bsq[46] wbn[1] bsq[47] wsq[51] bsq[48]
bsq[49] wbp[7] bsq[50] wbp[8] bwp[9] wwn bsq[51] wbp[9]
wsq[52] bbp[6] wsq[53] bwp[10] wsq[54] bsq[52] wsq[55] bsq[53]
bsq[54] wwq[2] bsq[55] wsq[56] bsq[56] wsq[57] bsq[57] wwp[3]
wbr[3] bsq[58] wsq[58] bsq[59] wsq[59] bsq[60] wwp[4] bsq[61]
bsq[62] wsq[60] bsq[63] wwr[3] bsq[64] wwr[4] bwk[1] wsq[61]

*

Solutions


Morozevich, Alexander    --    Lempert, Igor
Moscow7 op   1991     0-1


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Bd3 e5 7. Ne2 d5 8. exd5 Nxd5 9. O-O Nxc3 10. Nxc3 Nc6 11. Ne4 Bf5 12. c3 Be7 13. Nd6+ Bxd6 14. Bxf5 O-O 15. Be3 Qc7 16. Qa4 Ne7 17. Be4 f5 18. Bc2 e4 19. g3 Ng6 20. Rad1 Ne5 21. Rd5 Ng4 22. Bc1 Rae8

# 

wsq[62] bsq[65] wsq[63] bsq[66] wbr[4] bbr[2] wbk[2] bsq[67]
bbp[7] wbp[10] bbq[3] wsq[64] bsq[68] wsq[65] bbp[8] wbp[11]
wsq[66] bsq[69] wsq[67] bbb[1] wsq[68] bsq[70] wsq[69] bsq[71]
bsq[72] wsq[70] bsq[73] wwr[5] bsq[74] wbp[12] bsq[75] wsq[71]
wwq[3] bsq[76] wsq[72] bsq[77] wbp[13] bsq[78] wbn[2] bsq[79]
bsq[80] wsq[73] bwp[11] wsq[74] bsq[81] wsq[75] bwp[12] wsq[76]
wwp[5] bwp[13] wwb[1] bsq[82] wsq[77] bwp[14] wsq[78] bwp[15]
bsq[83] wsq[79] bwb[2] wsq[80] bsq[84] wwr[6] bwk[2] wsq[81]

23. Rxf5! +- Nf6
( 23. ... Rxf5 24. Qxe8+ )
24. Qxa7 Qc8
White is up a pawn and should have won, but he blundered and lost.
25. Rb5 Qh3 26. Rxb7 Re5 27. Bd1 Bc5 28. Qa6 Rf5 29. Qe2 h5 30. Be3 Rf3 31. Qxf3 exf3 32. Bxf3 Bxe3 33. fxe3 h4 34. Bg2 Qe6 35. gxh4 Qxe3+ 36. Kh1 Rd8 37. Rg1 Ng4 38. Bc6 Rd2 0-1

Morozevich, Alexander    --    Ivanov, Sergey
Russian Championship   1992     1-0


1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3 cxd4 9. cxd4 Nbc6 10. Qh5 Nf5 11. Nf3 f6 12. O-O Bd7 13. Rb1 b6 14. Re1 fxe5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. Rxe5 Rc8 17. Bd2 Qf6 18. c3 Be8 19. Qe2 Bg6 20. f3 Nh4 21. Re1 Bxd3 22. Qxd3 Rfe8 23. Qe2 Qg6 24. Kh1 Kf7 25. g4 h6 26. f4 Kg8 27. f5 Qf6 28. Rf1 Rc6 29. fxe6 Qd8 30. Qf2 Qe7 31. Qf7+ Kh8

# 

wsq[82] bsq[85] wsq[83] bsq[86] wbr[5] bsq[87] wsq[84] bbk[1]
bbp[9] wsq[85] bsq[88] wsq[86] bbq[4] wwq[4] bbp[10] wsq[87]
wsq[88] bbp[11] wbr[6] bsq[89] wwp[6] bsq[90] wsq[89] bbp[12]
bsq[91] wsq[90] bsq[92] wbp[14] bwr[1] wsq[91] bsq[93] wsq[92]
wsq[93] bsq[94] wsq[94] bwp[16] wsq[95] bsq[95] wwp[7] bbn[1]
bwp[17] wsq[96] bwp[18] wsq[97] bsq[96] wsq[98] bsq[97] wsq[99]
wsq[100] bsq[98] wsq[101] bwb[3] wsq[102] bsq[99] wsq[103] bwp[19]
bsq[100] wsq[104] bsq[101] wsq[105] bsq[102] wwr[7] bsq[103] wwk[1]

32. Bxh6! Qxf7
( 32. ... gxh6 33. Rf6 Qxf7 34. exf7 was also completely winning for White. )
33. exf7 +- Rf8 34. Bd2 1-0

Morozevich, Alexander    --    Sveshnikov, Evgeny
Podolsk   1993     1/2-1/2


1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. Ne2 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Ng3 e4 8. Be2 Be5 9. Bxe5 Nxe5 10. d4 exd3 11. cxd3 d5 12. d4 Neg4 13. Nc3 Qd6 14. Re1 h5 15. Nf1 g6 16. Qc1 c6 17. h3 Nh6 18. e4 Qf8 19. e5 Nh7 20. Qd2 Kg7 21. Rad1 Qe7 22. f4 Rh8 23. Bd3 Bf5 24. Ne3 Qd7 25. b4 Nf8 26. Na4 Bxd3 27. Qxd3 Ne6 28. Rf1 b5 29. Nc3 a5 30. f5 gxf5 31. Ne2 axb4 32. Ng3 Rxa2 33. Nexf5+ Nxf5 34. Nxf5+ Kg8 35. Qb3 Qa7

# 

wsq[106] bsq[104] wsq[107] bsq[105] wsq[108] bsq[106] wbk[3] bbr[3]
bbq[5] wsq[109] bsq[107] wsq[110] bsq[108] wbp[15] bsq[109] wsq[111]
wsq[112] bsq[110] wbp[16] bsq[111] wbn[3] bsq[112] wsq[113] bsq[113]
bsq[114] wbp[17] bsq[115] wbp[18] bwp[20] wwn[1] bsq[116] wbp[19]
wsq[114] bbp[13] wsq[115] bwp[21] wsq[116] bsq[117] wsq[117] bsq[118]
bsq[119] wwq[5] bsq[120] wsq[118] bsq[121] wsq[119] bsq[122] wwp[8]
wbr[7] bsq[123] wsq[120] bsq[124] wsq[121] bsq[125] wwp[9] bsq[126]
bsq[127] wsq[122] bsq[128] wwr[8] bsq[129] wwr[9] bwk[3] wsq[123]

36. Ne7+!
This shot wins an exchange regardless of Black's response.
36. ... Qxe7
( 36. ... Kf8 37. Ng6+ +- )
( 36. ... Kg7 37. Qg3+ Kf8 38. Ng6+ )
37. Qxa2 += Rh6 38. Qa8+ Kg7 39. Rd2
Here Morozevich starts to play somewhat imprecisely and eventually lets the game end in a draw.
( Instead better was 39. Qxc6 Nxd4 40. Qf6+! Rxf6 41. exf6+ Qxf6 42. Rxf6 Ne2+ 43. Kf1 Nc3 44. Rb6 )
39. ... Rg6 40. Rdf2 Ng5 41. Kh2 b3 42. Rf6 Ne4 43. Rxg6+ fxg6 44. Qxc6 b2 45. Rb1 Qf7 46. Rxb2 Qf4+ 47. Kg1 Qe3+ 48. Kh2 Qg3+ 49. Kh1 1/2-1/2

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