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Hikaru Nakamura vs Vladimir Viktorovich Epishin
5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007), Catalan Bay ENG, rd 7, Jan-30
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Variation (B42)  ·  1-0


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Jan-31-07  WillC21: Naka miniatured Epishin.
Jan-31-07  muzzy: bada bing bada boom
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  Marmot PFL: Early pawn grabs are usually risky, and rather foolish with black against an opponent rated almost 100 points higher. Nakamura only used about half an hour for the game.
Feb-01-07  Wild Bill: <Marmot: <Early pawn grabs are usually risky. . . .>>

Epishin played this position through eight moves once before. His opponent castled instead of sacrificing the pawn as Nakamura did.

I don't know Nakamura's habits, but he probably knew of the game and prepared the improvement.

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[Event "Solsona op 3rd"]
[Site "Solsona"]
[Date "2005.08.12"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Barrientos Chavarriaga,Sergio"]
[Black "Epishin,Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2"]
[Eco "B42"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.Be3 d5 8.exd5 Qxd5 9.0-0 Nf6 10.c4 Qc6 11.Nc3 Nbd7 12.Be2 0-0 13.Rc1 Rd8 14.Qe1 Qc7 15.c5 Ne5 16.Bf4 Nf3+ 17.Bxf3 Qxf4 18.Ne2 Qg5 19.Ned4 Nd5 20.c6 Bf6 21.Qa5 bxc6 22.Nxc6 Re8 23.Nc5 Bxb2 24.Rc2 Bf6 25.Ne4 Qf4 26.Nxf6+ Qxf6 27.Nb4 Bb7 -

Feb-01-07  WillC21: At least Nakamura seems to have put 2.Qh5 to rest.
Nov-10-10  SvetlanaBabe: God Epishin was murdered. Butchered!
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  whiteshark: ... and this in his pet defence.
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  morfishine: "Pishin went Fish'n"
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