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Ni Hua vs Hikaru Nakamura
"Ni Hua to a Grasshopper" (game of the day Jun-10-2017)
US-China Summit (2001), Seattle USA, rd 2, Mar-15
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0
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Jun-09-05  Whitehat1963: Excellent technique from the Player of the Day against a young Nakamura.
Jun-10-17
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  offramp: I was working at Bank Station on the Docklands Light Railway and I was approached by a Japanese tourist saying, "Grasshopper! Grasshopper!"

It turned out he wanted directions to Crossharbour.

Jun-10-17  Imran Iskandar: This is what I like to see.
Jun-10-17
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  offramp: Some of the very best games of chess are the ones where one side plays a blistering sacrificial attack but ends up just a small amount of material ahead in an endgame, because the opponent defends really well.

Another good example is Tal vs Hecht, 1962.

Jun-10-17
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  rczcarvalho: 42 Ke4 Rxd4+, 43 Kxd4 Bb2+, and Bxg7 and Black wins... Am I right?
Jun-10-17
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  keypusher: <rczcarvalho: 42 Ke4 Rxd4+, 43 Kxd4 Bb2+, and Bxg7 and Black wins... Am I right?>

The three White passed pawns are too much for the Black king and bishop in the ensuing ending: 45. c5 a5 46. c6 Kd8 47. Kc5 Be5 48. Kb5, and if, for example, Black tries 48....Ke7, then 49. c7 Bxc7 50. g7 and the pawn queens.

Jun-10-17  sfm: <rczcarvalho: 42 Ke4 Rxd4+, 43 Kxd4 Bb2+, and Bxg7 and Black wins... Am I right?> So, no - but it was a damned good question.
And this is why we should ad at least one "!" to 42.Ke4, as the simplest path to the win. A great fight.
Jun-10-17
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  rczcarvalho: Or ar least, its a drawn
Jun-10-17
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  ChessHigherCat: 17...Qe5? 18. Bf4 wins the Q or at least wins a piece for a pawn with 18. ..Bxb4 or Ne4.
Jun-10-17  FairyPromotion: I believe credit for this pun should go to <tamar>.

Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2013 (kibitz #2)

Jun-10-17  7he5haman: Is 25...Bb4 any good?!
Jun-10-17
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  Breunor: I really enjoyed this game. IMO hreat fight from both players!
Jun-12-17
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  kevin86: Pawns are the soul of chess: Philidor.
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