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Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura
Tata Steel (2013)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0
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Feb-05-13  fgh: <latvalatvian: Carlsen seems to have a basic understanding of chess principles.>

Unlike Nakamura, who forgot to castle and develop his pieces. *Chuckle*

Feb-05-13  Ulhumbrus: If 6...h5 looks like the first error, 8...b5 looks like the losing strategic mistake, making his queen side unsafe for his king after he has already made the king side unsafe.

Now suppose that Nakamura plays the developing moves which he actually plays but without the move ...h5.

Then we may get a typical Sicilian Sveshnikov type game with the difference that White has played g3 - and this may work to Black's advantage eg 6...a6 7 Nb5-c3 Nge7 8 Nd5 Nxd5 9 exd5 f5

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  keypusher: <Ulhumbrus> Yeah, what kind of @#$%* idiot would play ...b5 and ...h5 in a Sicilian.

R Byrne vs Fischer, 1967

Could you please stop posting these inane comments?

Feb-05-13  FadeThePublic: WOW...he made H-Bomb look like a sparkler
Feb-05-13  LIFE Master AJ: This game will be my "Game of The Month" for January, 2013.
Feb-06-13  RookFile: I guess the difference between the two games is that Byrne had already castled. That made Fischer's ....h5 more formidable.
Feb-06-13  LIFE Master AJ: Here 6...h5!? was a little risky. If it were not, then it would be more widely used.
Feb-07-13  LIFE Master AJ:

My web page for this game, the video is not posted yet, but it is about 90% complete.

Feb-08-13  LIFE Master AJ:

My YT video, to compliment my web page.

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  Bureaucrat: Nice video! I enjoyed it very much.
Feb-08-13  LIFE Master AJ: Thanks!

Did you look at the web page at all?

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  Bobby Fiske: <Did you look at the web page at all?> Yes. Nice analysis. You really put in a lot of work into these features, Master AJ!

I share your assumption about g3. That Magnus chose this "quiet" line on purpose. -Dragging his opponent into OTB territory as early as possible.

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  Bureaucrat: I looked at the web page. I agree with Bobby. Good analysis of this nice game!
Feb-10-13  LIFE Master AJ: << <Bobby> I share your assumption about g3. That Magnus chose this "quiet" line on purpose. -Dragging his opponent into OTB territory as early as possible. <<<>>> >>

I agree as well. I watched the on-line (live) feed, Magnus did not seem to have any real problems ... he never took much time on any of his moves. While Nakamura seemed to use more and more time as his position slowly got worse.

Feb-10-13  LIFE Master AJ: Thanks for the nice words, btw.
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  OhioChessFan: <Everett: So, my basic sentiment to your posts on Carlsen - Lasker were well-captured (!) by <keypusher>. >

sentiment.......was. I'd ask for my 40 grand back.

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  OhioChessFan: <Everett: Middle and endgame, however, seems quite positional>

________ and __________ seem.

Feb-12-13  Everett: C'mon man, really so fixated? Only two grammatical errors after a flurry of quickly typed first-draft kibitzes! That's pretty good for me.

Might even find fragments and run-ons. Keep looking!

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  perfidious: < keypusher: <Ulhumbrus> Yeah, what kind of @#$%* idiot would play ...b5 and ...h5 in a Sicilian.

Could you please stop posting these inane comments?>

If only-then again, we're dealing with someone who considers the Keres Attack a terrible idea.

Maybe if <Ulhumbrus> develops some semblance of open-mindedness, there's a chance. Failing that, none whatever.

Feb-25-13  TITUS 1 VS 4: i think carlsen works much more than his oponents,thus he gets what he deserves! gud game!
Mar-14-13  RookFile: Why waste time? Maybe 1.... h5 is the most flexible option.
Dec-04-13  Lollya: Were did black blundered? What is the wrong move?
Dec-04-13  chesspressive: i think a knight at the side of the board is awkward
Jan-09-14  Dave1: Naka is a Beast in onknown positions but Carlsen showes he is beter
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  devere: <Lollya: Were did black blundered? What is the wrong move?>

There were lots of doubtful moves, but I guess that 21...Ng2 was the losing move.

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