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Garry Kasparov vs Hikaru Nakamura
Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016), St. Louis, MO USA, rd 17, Apr-29
Scotch Game: Classical Variation (C45)  ·  1-0


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  PawnSac: ...

< 13. ..Qxe4?! >

Naka is trying to get tricky with the wrong guy.

Garry was schooled by Bronstein, Botvinnik, Karpov, Korchnoi, Keres, Tal, and Smyslov. He understands tricky.

What Naka thought was 3 pawns for the piece was..

< 17.Bxc7 >

..was only two!

< 27.Rc4 >

Surround and capture (d4). But is there more?

< 28. ..Nh4 >

Naka is outnumbered on d4, so the threat is to fork on f3 if white captures.

< 29. ..Ka6 >

What is the point? Why play this move? Black seeks to get the K off the 5th rank so that if there is an exchange on d4 followed by Nxf3 white will not have Rd5+ and Rf5 attacking the N and f7

< 33.Nxd4 >

Although white had the d4 pawn under control, he sought to expand his control. The rest of the game is a masterly demonstration of restraint and reduction. Of course the final blunder ..b3? could have been avoided but the inevitable could not.

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  iking: nice win
May-03-16  QueentakesKing: Ageless Kasparov!
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  Beancounter: It's games like this that make me realise that on my best day I'm not a tenth as good as these two on their worst.
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  WorstPlayerEver: "[Blitz] is just getting positions where you can move fast. I mean, it's not chess." Hikaru Nakamura
Jun-21-17  vesivialvy93: 33.Nxd4 ? how Kasparov missed the much stronger 33.Bxd4 is mystery for me ...maybe time problem ?
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  morfishine: In chess, there's no bigger waste of time than in analyzing blitz games
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