|May-17-07|| ||Shajmaty: 33...Rc4!? Oh, my...|
|May-17-07|| ||Peligroso Patzer: Last year, Friedel (playing Black) upset Nakamura in the first round of the US Championship:|
Nakamura vs J Friedel, 2006
|May-17-07|| ||suenteus po 147: This is a case of the sweetest revenge being wrought. Friedel seems to have the draw in hand with a closed position until 33...Rc4 by Nakamura, sacking the exchange and subsequently wrecking havoc behind enemy lines. Great attack by Nakamura, no doubt motivated by a keen feeling of revenge.|
|May-17-07|| ||Plato: The end of this game reminded me a bit of the conclusion from another French game with Nakamura as Black, from last year's championships: DeFirmian vs Nakamura, 2006|
|May-17-07|| ||jmi: What if White plays 41. Qc5 41... Qxa3 42. Ra3 looks painful for Black.|
|May-17-07|| ||beenthere240: <jmi> I can't see it, but I imagine Nakamura had that scoped out. I don't think he planned anything as weak as 41... Qa3. Perhaps 41. Qc5 Re1+ 42. Kd2 Qe4 and white has to contend with the heavy piece and a serious white square problem.|
|May-17-07|| ||jmi: <beenthere240> I can't honestly see anything positive for Black after 41. Qc5 and Black looks like it has to struggle. A trade of Queens would give White a slight plus and with White totally dominating the c-file, that passed b-pawn may decide matters. I will try to load up with Fritz or something when I get home.|
|May-17-07|| ||Veryrusty: If 41. Qc5, then Re1+, 42. Kd2, Qe4 maintains the attack.|
|May-18-07|| ||outplayer: This the first time I see "Naka" playing the frnch defense. The bad bishop proves strong and his speculative exchange sacrifice is brave.|
|May-18-07|| ||newton296: I don't follow the us champs. but I noticed my favorite king pawn defense , the french, is really popular and effective for black this year! french rules!!|
|May-18-07|| ||Timex: <newton296> I agree, but i think that french can be very risky and you need to be very accurate.|
|May-18-07|| ||jmi: <Very rusty> In your line, what if 42.... Qe4 is met with 43. Re3? And if 43.. Qg2+ 44. Kc3 the attack looks stalled.|
|May-19-07|| ||baggio: I would rather play 25. c-pawn takes bishop on Bd4? and open the c file
What do you think?
|May-19-07|| ||Pi Guy: <I would rather play 25. c-pawn takes bishop on Bd4? and open the c file What do you think?>|
After 25. cxd4, white can trade his queen for 2 rooks, then play Ke7 followed by Rc8, after which black controls the open c-file and the white queen will be unable to get to black's king because of the pawn structure.
|Jun-11-07|| ||capafan: Better for white from move 38. is:
38.Rb3 (prevents infiltration of black queen on b4) Bd5
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39.f5! exf5 (39..BxR? 40.Rc8+ Kg7 41.f6+) 40.Qd2 Kg7 41.Rd3 Rg4 (41.f4!?) =
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The only drawing line for white I have found. It would have been very difficult to find OTB, under time pressure and with Nakamura staring you down. Improvements for black on move 38.?
|Jun-11-07|| ||capafan: Play might continue (from move 42. in the noted diagram in my last post)|
42.Qc3 Be4 43.d5 BxR 44.d6 Qe6 45.Qxd3 Qxe5 46.d7 Qe1+ drawn.
|Aug-17-10|| ||sevenseaman: 33. Rc4 is gutsy breaking the ice. Only the ambitious and courageous will venture out like this. A stamina game.|
|May-07-12|| ||Rama: More and more I like this guy!|