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Hikaru Nakamura vs Jordi Fluvia Poyatos
Casino de Barcelona (2007)  ·  Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80)  ·  1-0
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Oct-19-07
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  notyetagm: Final position:


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Black has driven the White king to h7. Result? -White- wins.

Wow.

Oct-19-07  you vs yourself: It takes grande cajones to let your king out in the open, with the opponent's queen and 2 more pieces still on the board. Great game by Nakamura!
Oct-19-07  chessmoron: Beu-ti-ful! It's a damn shame he didn't try to qualify for the World Cup because of studies.
Oct-20-07  posoo: i was wrong never mind HOHOHO
Oct-20-07  scrambler: Incredible game!!!

There's a saying: Sometimes ya gotta hunker down and take it like a jackass in a hailstorm! Now I know what they meant.

Oct-20-07  capablancakarpov: <you vs yourself: It takes grande cajones > The Spanish Word that i meant you want to use is COJONES, cajones are big boxes-drawers in spanish.
Oct-20-07  you vs yourself: <capablancakarpov> Yep, cojones was the word I was looking for. Thanks for the correction!
Oct-20-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: In the US you have Indiana Jones in Latin America we have Keko Jones....
Oct-21-07  AlfieNoakes: Whenever there's a Nakamura game on this site I get excited and look at it. This is about as exciting as chess gets and it's the reason I play.
Oct-22-07  Gowe: In ICC <Naka> made a short analisys about the game, and he told to me that if 41...Rg6 he was planning to take with the bishop.

The exact answer when i ask him if he would keep playing after 41...Rg6 was "Why not?"

And i told him that 40.Rxc4 was winning and he saw the move for just a second and told me that, indeed, it was winning.

Oct-22-07
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  Shams: <The exact answer when i ask him if he would keep playing after 41...Rg6 was "Why not?"> to which you of course replied, "because black has an immediate perpetual" -- right?
Oct-23-07
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  al wazir: I think black would have won after 33...Bd7. If 34. Bf5, then 34...Qg5+ 35. Kh3 e6 36. Qa6+ Kd8, and now what does white have?
Oct-23-07  Manic: <al wazir> If 33...Bd7 doesn't white win after 34.Qe5 forcing queen exchange because mate on c7 is threatened?
Oct-23-07  syracrophy: I haven't stopped laughing of this! This is just INSANE! I must imagine Nakamura's words at the end of the game:

"Thanks for this great game, Fluvia. I luv ya!"

Oct-23-07
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  Shams: <al wazir, Manic>33...Bd7 and i. 34. Qe5?? Rg4+ 35.Kh3 Rxg4+ 36.Kh4 Rh3#

ii. 34. Bf5 Qg5+ 35. Kh3 e6 36.Qxc4

Oct-23-07
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  al wazir: <Shams>: Right on both counts. Then how about 33...Bg7 34. Bf5 Qxd4+ ? Then

A) 35. Kh3 e6.

B) 35. Kxh5 Qh8+.

C) 35. Bf4 Qf6+ 36. Kh3/Kxh5 Qxf5+.

Unfortunately, D) 35. Rf4 wins for white.

Oct-28-07  Manic: OK, what if 33...Bd7 34.Qe5 Rg4+ 35.Kxh5 ?
Nov-05-07
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  Chessmensch: Malcolm Pein discusses this game in his Telegraph Chess Column on November 4, 2007. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/gra...
Jan-24-09  WhiteRook48: king on h7 wins??
Mar-17-09  Katu: Wow, the first time I went thru this game I thought Black hasa mating attack, he must wint, but... wait, he is playing Nakamura!
Sep-06-09  WhiteRook48: the walking king
Jun-13-10  zuizui: Bishop g6 check then must taken the Queen and thenRock h8 mat ;is this all right;)
Jun-13-10  zuizui: 41...Bg6 42 ...Rh8++
Sep-12-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: The King walking without a care. I wont say I've seen anything like this before. What cheeky brinkmanship, but Black has no sustainable challenge!

Revisitor's monument. The sharper the climax, the greater the delight.

Jan-18-13
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  Cemoblanca: The King "mated" the B, R + Q! :D That's new for me! ;)
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