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Crafty (Computer) vs Hikaru Nakamura
"Horsing Around" (game of the day Dec-23-07)
ICC blitz (2007)  ·  Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: General (A00)  ·  0-1
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May-22-10  tentsewang: Nakamura is an enigmatic star of our day today.
May-26-10  jrlepage: What a clown.
Sep-05-10  kungfufighter888: why crafty dont resigned earlier on lol
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  Phony Benoni: <alexmagnus> Judging from the Game ID#s, the Nakamura game was submitted first. I can't be sure of the dates, but judging from tournament games with similar game ID#s the Nakamura game was added in December, 2007, the Bacrot game in July, 2008.

As far as I can tell, the scores are identical, which means that one of the games was submitted in error or as a joke. After all, we can't have NN playing as well as Crafty, can we?

Nakamura is known to pull stunts like this,, so I'm inclined to think the Bacrot version should be pulled. Does anybody know if he even played on ICC?

Feb-14-11  kevins55555: Here we go again,

Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008

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  kevin86: She'll be riding six BLACK horses when she comes,when she comes...
Feb-19-11  LoveThatJoker: Amazing!


Jun-07-11  DummyPawn: Starting around move 147 it looks like Nakamura is playing a variant of Conway's Game of Life with his knights.
Jun-21-11  IRONCASTLEVINAY: I was thinking about Robert Hyat
Jun-21-11  IRONCASTLEVINAY: CRAFTY ENGINE crushed by Naka's 6 horsepower Engine.
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  kevin86: She'll be riding six wild horses when she comes...
Mar-14-12  soberknight: a truly unique mate position
Apr-03-12  FromMuToYou: Naka played this perfectly.

Computers sometimes don't realize how much more valuable knights are in positions like that.

Mar-04-13  Garech: Very aesthetic how the knights move together as a phalanx!


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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here:

Aug-09-13  GumboGambit: Looks like Nakamura is the crafty one.
Nov-02-13  chesswar1000: Funny thing is that Nakamura mated Rybka with 5 BLACK BISHOPS also...
Nov-17-13  Chessman1504: Easily the funniest game I've ever seen.
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  kevin86: Or should I be saying: She'll be riding six BLACK horses?
Sep-19-14  Garech: This has to get GOTD someday!


Feb-18-15  DanielHoseano: Knightmare!
Feb-18-15  morfishine: Wow, all those horses threw me
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  OhioChessFan: I have no doubt I'd have stalemated White.
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  OhioChessFan: Thought process:

"1. Nc6? You want to start a game with a Knight? I'll show you a Knight!"

May-02-15  DanielHoseano: You meant Nc3 bro?
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