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Alexander Beliavsky vs Hikaru Nakamura
Rising Stars - Experience (2009), Amsterdam NED, rd 3, Aug-22
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Modern System (E97)  ·  0-1


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  Bobsterman3000: Beliasky showed no sense of danger here, frolicking around with the QS pawn advance while he own king was being overrun...
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  Bobsterman3000: 28...b5!! White can't reply by capturing the pawn en passant, or else it's mate in two!!
Aug-22-09  birthtimes: 27. Ra2 would have lent support to White's second rank and thus would have been a better move than 27. Ra4, which got him into trouble with the ensuing pawn fork.
Aug-22-09  veigaman: Great game with a lot of resources by nakamura.
Aug-22-09  birthtimes: Also, 17. cxd6 cxd6 18. b5 Bf8 19. b6 a6 20. Qb3 would have left White with a space advantage on the queenside and in the center, with continuing pressure on Black's d6 base pawn...
Aug-22-09  crwynn: <birthtimes: 27. Ra2 would have lent support to White's second rank and thus would have been a better move than 27. Ra4, which got him into trouble with the ensuing pawn fork.>

The position is much more complicated than that. Didn't it occur to you to wonder why Black didn't play 30...e3 and just mate? I think the reason was 31.e7+ Kh7 (31...Kh8 32.Qd8+ Rxd8 33.exd8Q+ Qxd8 34.Rb8) 32.Bxe3 fe? 33.Bg8+ Kxg8 34.Rxh4, which is only happening because of the rook on the 4th rank.

After 27.Ra2 Rc8 28.Bxa7 Rxc4 29.Bxc4 e3, it looks to me like unstoppable mate.

Aug-22-09  ToTheDeath: Exciting game.

18.Bxc5 seems both simpler and better.

22.Nxa8? just loses to 22...Qh4 23.h3 Bxh3, but 22.fxe4!? might be playable, although White would still come under attack.

It will take considerable analysis to unravel all the mysteries of this game, but I'll have to agree 28...b5!! is a really beautiful move.

Aug-22-09  birthtimes: 22. Qc2 or fxe4 seems to keep the advantage with White also.
Aug-22-09  birthtimes: 27. Ra2 Rc8 28. e7! e3 29. Nxe3! fxe3 30. Qd5+ Kh8 31. Bxe3 Qxe7 32. Qg5 with an advantage to White due to the bishop pair and passed f-pawn...
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: 28...Black to play would be an unsolvable Sunday puzzle. If you had not seen the game, you would never suspect the weakling on b7 is the key to the King side attack.
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  luzhin: I don't see a forced win in the final position---perhaps Beliavsky lost on time. On the other hand instead of 33...Nxf1+, 33...Nf5+! seems to lead to a mating attack or win of the Q. The whole game is an amazing example of Black's resources in the King's Indian.
Aug-22-09  timhortons: <I don't see a forced win in the final position>

i even thought naka is busted at this point!

nick de fermian at icc said its better 34 qxf1.

after that its take naka very precise move to win this game.

beliavsky appear to be a broken man at this point, a winning position slipped his hand!, his down on time(naka has 28:47 second in his clock while beliavsky got 4:27 second).

<beliavsky could resign here, nakas e3 will finished the game...naka missed the winning shot!>

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Analysis by Rybka 3 Human
1. (-10.91): <30...e3> 2. (-5.09): 30...Qh1+ 31.Kf2[] e3+ 32.Bxe3 fxe3+ 33.Kxe3 Qh4 34.f4 Nxf1+ 35.Qxf1 Qg3+ 36.Ke4 Qc3 37.e7+[] Kh7 38.Qb1[] Rxc4+ 39.Rxc4 Qxc4+ 40.Kf3[] Qxf4+ 41.Ke2[] Qe5+ 42.Kd1 Qd6+ 43.Kc1 Qxe7 44.Qb5 Qe3+

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  Marmot PFL: <Luzhin> Yes, no doubt the young Kasparov would have played 33...Nf5+.
Aug-22-09  timhortons: the queen is not pinned, if e7 will be moved the king just go to h8, this is the variation that de fermian gave at icc .

<30... e3 31. e7+ Kh8 32. Bxe3 fxe3 33. Qd8+ Rxd8 34. exd8=Q+ Qxd8) 31. Kf2 e3+ 32. Bxe3 fxe3+ 33. Kxe3 Nxf1+ 34. Bxf1 Qg1+ 0-1>

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Analysis by Rybka 3 Human
1. (-11.51): 31...Kh8
2. (-5.85): 31...Kh7

Aug-22-09  timhortons: <Good Evening: 28...Black to play would be an unsolvable Sunday puzzle. If you had not seen the game, you would never suspect the weakling on b7 is the key to the King side attack.>

naka calculate deeply in this move. rybka depth 15..he illiminate the knight that hold a key role in kingside defense, possibly free his queen from rook pin.

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Analysis by Rybka 3 Human
1. (-0.56):< 28...b5 >29.Ra3 bxc4[] 30.fxe4 Qe7 31.Qd7 Nxe2+ 32.Kf2 Qxa3 33.Qxc8+ Kh7 34.Qxc4 Qxa5 35.Kxe2 Qxa7 36.Qb3 Qa6+ 37.Ke1 Qc6 38.Rf2 Kh6 39.Rc2

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Aug-23-09  Phoenix: May I suggest a "sick" pun for Game of the Day? Nakamura, ill since day one of the event, apparently vomitted twice during this game. I suggest calling this one, "Hurling yourself at the enemy king."
Aug-23-09  ToTheDeath: "Licensed to Ill."
Aug-23-09  euripides: It's interesting to see a number of young GMs reviving the King's Indian. After 9.Nd2 the consensus used to be that Black should slow the queenside attack down with c5 or a5.
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  whiteshark: <birthtimes: 27. Ra2 Rc8 28. e7! e3 29. Nxe3! fxe3 .... > Why <27...Rc8>? It's just a tempo loss.

Immediately <27...e3! 28.Nxe3 fxe3 29.Bxe3 Be5=> should keep the position in balance.

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  Eisenheim: creative exciting play - i'm still figuring out the ending! and also the middle. not to mention the beginning
Sep-02-09  outplayer: 22.fxe4 is a strong move.
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  whiteshark: A man surprised is half beaten.
Sep-11-09  OldGrizzly: timhortons: On any "page 267" (I can't find it in the moment) you have shown an analysis to this game with Rybka/Human. In the variation 22.Qc2 gxh2+ etc. White loses due to 25...Qh4+ 26.Kg1 e3! Try it yourself.
Sep-11-09  timhortons: < OldGrizzly> the thing i kibitz i just pick up in nick de fermian explanation of the game as i follow it with rybka...

the game discussion is stored by icc and you could listen to it. its a game of the day at icc.

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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game on youtube:

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