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Hikaru Nakamura vs Nikola Mitkov
HB Global Chess Challenge (2005), Minneapolis, MN USA, rd 8, May-22
King Pawn Game: Parham Attack (C20)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  alexmagnus: Again 2.Qh5...
May-24-05  acirce: How come Mitkov agreed to a draw there? Time trouble? Or incomplete score?

Nakamura didn't impress much in the last rounds, very sloppy play. Maybe the accelerated schedule he chose was exhausting?

May-24-05  refutor: does nakamura really want an opening named after him that badly? ;)
Jun-01-05  iron maiden: <Maybe the accelerated schedule he chose was exhausting?> That, or perhaps it was difficult for him to get used to playing at comparatively slower time controls after five rapid games on the first day. He reportedly had lots of time on his clock after most of his second-half games.
Jun-06-05  I3illiejoe12: why not 15. Bc5 ?
Jun-06-05  aw1988: I think it's because black enjoys a positional advantage after Bc5 Qe6 Bxf8 Bxf8! and ...a5.
Jun-07-05  Boomie: It looks like 15. ♗c5 is just dandy.

15. ♗c5 ♕e6

(15... dxe4 16. dxe4 ♕d2 17. ♗xf8 ♖xf8 18. b5 axb5 19. ♘xb5 ♖c8 20. b4 ♕d7 21. ♖fd1 (2.00))

16. ♗xf8

(16. exd5 ♘xd5 17. ♗xf8 ♖xf8 18. b5 axb5 19. ♘xb5 ♘ce7 20. c4 ♕b6 21. ♖fd1 (1.40))

16... dxe4 17. dxe4 ♖xf8 18. ♖fd1 (1.74))

Jun-07-05  aw1988: Well, I'm no computer. Sorry.
Jun-17-05  arifattar: It makes more sense for him to try something like this against players who are rated lower than trying his luck against players who are better than him.
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  alexmagnus: <refutor>. Donīt think so... The opening has already a name, itīs the Parham Attack.
Mar-16-06  Warrush: 2. Q-h5?? I bet Mitkov almost fell out of his chair laughing. Everyone rated more than 500 knows not to get your queen out before 10 moves.
Jan-27-08  timhortons: in his newly made blogsite say of discussing these line after his tournament schedule in gibraltar
Jan-01-10  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 5...d6, the computer Deep Thought played 5...Na5 in the game I Althoefer vs Deep Thought, 1991 and went on to win.
Apr-01-11  centralfiles: MCO-15 reccomends 4...f5!? as exf5 Nd4 looks good for Black, i.e. 6.Qd5 Qe7, 6.Qe4 d6 and 6.Bxg8 Rxg8 Qd5 Rg7 are all good for Black.
Aug-12-11  swr: Nakamura recommends trying out 2. Qh5 in SOS vol. 7.
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