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Hikaru Nakamura vs Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz Battle (2016), chess.com INT, rd 7, Oct-27
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Reshevsky Variation (E46)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Run completely down by Carlsen's forces, Nakamura tries the sort of pathetic coffee house trick 31.Bh4 and behold, and it is as though Carlsen thinks, okay let him have that fun, just for the sake of entertainment; my position can easily handle that.
Oct-29-16  Mudphudder: Exactly. I really wonder how the game would've panned out had he not sac'd his queen here.
Oct-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: To be fair, Carlsen's 30...Nd6 was a bad move, losing control of g7 and setting Nakamura up for what should have been a winning king side attack.

As usual per this match though, Carlsen fought through the complications and many queen checks, and overpowered Nakamura.

Oct-29-16
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  Eyal: <Run completely down by Carlsen's forces, Nakamura tries the sort of pathetic coffee house trick 31.Bh4 and behold, and it is as though Carlsen thinks, okay let him have that fun, just for the sake of entertainment; my position can easily handle that.>

A classic example of annotating by result:-)

In fact, Nakamura had a great attacking idea starting from the bishop maneuver to c4 on moves 27-28, and by move 31 he had a completely winning position. As Nakamura himself noted in the post-match interview, 31.Bh4 was probably too fancy for his own good and instead he could have played something simpler like Bd5. But it would still be winning for White after 33.Rg1+! (instead of Bxd8?) Kf8 34.Qh7!. Btw, Hess & Rensch (who were commentating without an engine) mentioned that during the live broadcast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u92...

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