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Hikaru Nakamura vs Salvador Gabriel Del Rio Angelis
Gibraltar Masters (2005), Catalan Bay GIB, rd 5, Jan-29
English Opening: Symmetrical. Fianchetto Variation (A34)  ·  1-0
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Feb-16-05
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  patzer2: H Nakamura (2613) - Del Rio Angelis,S (2502) [A36]

Gibraltar Masters Caleta ESP (5), 29.01.2005

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.a3 Nc6 6.Rb1 a5 7.e3 e6 8.Nge2 d5 9.b3 d4 10.Na4 Nd7 11.exd4 cxd4 12.d3 e5 13.00 00 14.b4 axb4 15.axb4 Ne7 16.b5 Nb6 17.Nxb6 Qxb6 18.Bd2 Bf5 19.Bb4 Rfe8 20.Nc1 Qc7 21.Re1 Nc8?! <Perhaps Black's last best chance for equality was 21...Ra7! 22.Nb3 (22.c5 Qd7 23.b6 Ra6 ) 22...b6=> 22.Nb3 Nb6? <Relatively better was 22...Ne7 23.Nc5 Ra7 24.g4 Bc8 25.Ne4 b6 26.Rc1 Be6 27.Qf3 Nc8 28.g5 Ra4 29.Bd2 with counterplay.> 23.Ba5! Bf8 <23...Be6 24.Qf3 Reb8 25.c5 Rxa5 26.cxb6 Qc3 27.Nxa5 Qxa5 28.Qe4 Bf5 29.Qe2 h6 30.Be4 Be6 31.f4 exf4 32.gxf4 > 24.c5 Rxa5 <24...Bxc5 25.Rc1! Rxa5 26.Nxa5 Qe7 27.Bxb7 Bb4 28.Nc6 Qxb7 29.Nxb4 Nd7 30.Nc6 Qxb5 31.Nxd4 Qxd3 32.Qxd3 Bxd3 33.Rc3 Ba6 34.Rc7 Nf6 35.Nf3 > 25.cxb6 Qxb6 26.Nxa5 Qxa5 27.Bxb7 Bb4 28.Bc6 Re7 29.Re2 Bg4 30.f3 Bc8 31.Qb3 10

Observations:
(1) Black's last chance for full equality appears to be 21...Ra7! (2) After the dubious 21...Nc8?! and the weak 22...Nb6?, White sets a decisive pin with 23. Ba5!

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