chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing


register now - it's free!
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
To move:
Last move:

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 38 times; par: 26 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 1,346 more games of Krasenkow
sac: 21...Qxf2+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with the default chess viewer, please see the Pgn4web Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 6 OF 6 ·  Later Kibitzing>
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: I have always noticed a touch of class about Nakamura, and a daring.
Apr-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Garech: Great queen Sac from Naka!

-Garech

Jan-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: If '(t)here is nothing wrong with the combination', then why denigrate its merits?
Feb-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Travis Bickle: Awesome chess!
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 6)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 6 OF 6 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
musicmanTRIBALx's favorite games
by musicmanTRIBALx
Notable Nakamura Games
by iron maiden
Nice Queen Sacrifices
by jon01
Black Magic
by OneArmedScissor
King Hunt's In The Ultra-Sharpe
by TheUltraSharpe
Nakamura recalls this as his best game ever
from malvar's favorite games by malvar
nakamura
by ahmed883
Ercan's favorite games I
by Ercan
more attacking masterpieces & related
by JustAnotherPatzer
Hikki's 21.Qxf2!
from ex0duz's memorable games by ex0duz
nakamura's immortal
from iking's favorite games by iking
donehung's favorite games
by donehung
Morphischer's Favorite Games
by Morphischer
Nakamura's amazing king hunt
from Iron Maiden's favorites album by iron maiden
barb's favorite games
by barb
Nakamura great games
from belgradegambit's favorite games by belgradegambit
poly's favorite games
by poly
smilot's favorite games
by smilot
21....Df2+!!!!!!!!!Spela!!
from xfer's favorite games2007 by xfer
Complex favorites
by Whitehat1963
plus 94 more collections (not shown)


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies