Monday, January 31, 2011

A beautiful move

From Chernin-Morozevich

Morozevich played 10...Ne6 and went on to lose although he stands well here. He however missed a killer move and even Ribli who has short annotations on this game in my database fails to mention this move. 10...Nd5!!

White can resign! Both captures are met with ...b5 when white is in trouble because the queen can no longer protect against mate on c2 so white has to give up the queen. 11.exd4 is the best white can do but it's very ugly after 11...Nxc3 and then 12...exd4.


  1. Indeed. Amazing move. Also very impressive that you found that while , I guess, just going over some games or so. Really impressive!

  2. Maybe white could try something like ...Nd5!! Nde4 b5 exd4 bxa4 cxd5 cxd5 Nxd5 and try to get away with some slight compensation in the form of 2 central knights on e4/d5?