GM Alexander Morozevich vs. GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Opening: D10: QGD: Slav Defense
Player(s): Morozevic, Mamedyarov
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Alexander Morozevich is one of the most intriguing and enigmatic players on the chess scene today. His results can vary wildly, with his physical and psychological condition playing as much of a role as his form. In the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent, he seems to have recovered his mojo, with a few good wins to start the event.
In this week's feature, GM Joel takes a look at an unusual struggle he contested with Shakiyar Mamedyarov. The unusual material balance reached out of the opening seemed to make three results equally plausible. Let's have a look.