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At 3:30 you say that Morozevich has chosen to play a Breyer/Chigorin type set-up. This is incorrect however, since with the move 9...Bb7 the system being played is actually known as the Flohr-Zaitsev variation.
Breyer is 9...Nb8 whereas Chigorin is 9...Na5. This type of thing is worth knowing.
It's cool how the tone of your voice says: "I'm a genius, but I'm a pretty nice guy".
Ra3 also kept the knight out of b3 square cause after Rb8 the cd cd trade in the centre allows Nb3 which forks Rook and Bishop and taking the dark Bishop in that particular posistion is favourable for Morozevich...superb play from Morozevich and ty 4 showing us Sam.
You explain the ideas really clearly - thanks.
I like the comments where you say it is ok to double develop your pieces that. es especially the bishops in the Ruy Lopez. I always worried about that. It was very interesting to watch the queen side develop from black.
a masterful display from Morozevich...thankyou I.M Shankland for showing us how a lopez should be played....keep up the good work!!! *_*
Released 9/9/09. Nice.
by GM Sam Shankland
IM Shankland proceeds from theory to practice in the third installment of his series on the Ruy. He goes over an instructive maneuvering game between super-GMs Morozevich and Polgar, that will give you a sense of what a well-played Ruy game looks like from start to end.
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GM Sam Shankland
Sam learned chess at age 11 from the Berkeley Chess School program. Within four years, he had become a National Master, and two years later, he became an International Master when he tied for first in the world u-18 championship, a result unmatched in the last decade of international play by American players. At 20, he has already played in several U.S. Championships, placing 3rd in 2011.
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