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Jan Smeets vs Hikaru Nakamura
Corus (2010), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 1, Jan-16
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Browne Variation (B98)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  acirce: No comment on this game? Nakamura is a great young talent who deserves more attention.
Jan-17-10  Abdooss: <acirce> the attention is more on the younger Carlsen, with higher rating & the great K behind him. Maybe all (or most) are expecting him to be the future King. Maybe. Hopefully.
Jan-20-10  blazerdoodle: Sounds like a big stick it Nakamura ! to me ! lol.
Jan-20-10  sezori: No need for giving redemption due to his status as a player, people frequently don't step up to the responsibilities they hold in various fields, it's common in humanity...

He's just being normal, maybe he didn't feel like giving it his all for various reasons...Or maybe THIS was his all in THIS specific situation, if you observe move 22, he seeks counter play with h5, but it doesn't pan out and he probably wonders...."Should I press for a win, or should I play it safe and be content with half a point?" Choosing the latter, he knows he's given it his all, his fans aren't disappointed and the 64-square canvas is started from scratch, giving life to other ideas that might or might not pan out... ^_^

Jun-03-10  MKalafatas: Nakamura discusses this game here:

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