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Mikhail Krasenkow vs Hikaru Nakamura
"Casino Royale" (game of the day Oct-21-07)
Casino de Barcelona (2007)  ·  English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Neo Catalan Declined (A14)  ·  0-1
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May-31-09  chillowack: Magnificent combination by Nakamura, comparable to Fischer's "Game of the Century" vs. Donald Byrne.
Jul-02-09  ToTheDeath: A modern day immortal- sure to be included in the future collections on the King Hunt. Definitely the best game I've seen from Nakamura so far.
Jul-05-09  Whitehat1963: Truly amazing combination.
Aug-23-09  tentsewang: Nakamura has a very skillful combination that will thrill even a good player like Krasenkow . Good job Hikaru!
Oct-22-09  TheMacMan: they should have named this game Nakas Thunderbolt!
Dec-10-09  Halfpricemidge: Perhaps 20.Bc3 would have been better for white.
Apr-21-10  SirChrislov: I remember seeing this game in a newspaper column. After going through it, at the end it said: "undoubtedly a game that will be included in future tactic books". White's opening has flaws, but still a thunderbolt of a combination.

I'm reminded of one critic who said 'In the past, people would shower the stage with golden coins after such a game as this one.'

Sep-24-10
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  sevenseaman: I have always noticed a touch of class about Nakamura, and a daring.
Apr-01-11
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  Richard Taylor: Incredible game.
Nov-07-11  Tigranny: <chillowack> Nice comparision even though I like this game more.
Jan-05-12  onthehouse: To be sure, a beautiful thing to behold!
Feb-11-12  piltdown man: Jeepers, what a game.

Beautifully played!

May-27-12  jkromz: At first I could not see why 24 ...Ne5ch was not refuted by 25 Rxe5 Rxe5; that seems to put the kibosh on Naka's brilliancy. Then you see it, the zwischenzug 25 ...Bc8ch! (!!). That's a beautiful idea to see in advance --giving a check with Ne5 to clear the c8-h3 diagonal. I couldn't see it even it staring me in the face-- he saw it far ahead! Fantastic.
Sep-08-12
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  Garech: Great queen Sac from Naka!

-Garech

Jan-27-13
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  PhilFeeley: A terrific game from an almost completely known opening. Everything seemed perfectly ordinary up until about move 11.
Feb-09-13  Mudphudder: Sick, sick, sick game! One of the best I've seen.
Sep-06-13  Ken Tao: I follow Nakamura on Twitter. He has a lot of sharp things to say there!
Nov-23-13  mbvklc: What is the purpose of 26...f6 ?
Nov-23-13
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  Shams: <mbvklc> As is often the case, if you scroll through the previous kibitzing you'll find your question has been answered.
Feb-14-14
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  mjmorri: A rather pedestrian combination giving Naka lovers the false notion that he is some sort of chess genius on an arc toward the world championship.
Feb-14-14
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  perfidious: <mjmorri: A rather pedestrian combination giving Naka lovers the false notion that he is some sort of chess genius on an arc toward the world championship.>

Which you, of course, would have unearthed in a nanosecond had you been sitting at the board.

Please do us all a favour and share your improvements on Black's play, as it is plain you regard yourself as a towering genius.

Feb-14-14
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  mjmorri: <perfidious> There is nothing wrong with the combination. However, it is quite linear with not a lot of deep side variations, and no tangled messes to unravel.
Feb-14-14
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  perfidious: If '(t)here is nothing wrong with the combination', then why denigrate its merits?
Feb-14-14
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  mjmorri: My complaint lies with the Naka lovers who try to extrapolate a few impressive looking games into a run to the world championship. I do not see his name among those playing in the Candidates Tournament in March.
Feb-21-14
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  Travis Bickle: Awesome chess!
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