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Hikaru Nakamura vs Levon Aronian
Altibox Norway (2017), Stavanger NOR, rd 2, Jun-07
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jun-07-17  Sally Simpson: Queens are off - pawns on the same of the board. I'm off. See you Saturday.

Thanks C.G.

Jun-07-17
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  SirRuthless: White has consolidated and found a way to kill all QS pawns.Lev was too relaxed to allow the QS play to evaporate and now he will get nothing but a wry smile.
Jun-07-17
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  ChessHigherCat: The problem with g5 is Rc5. Looky like draw
Jun-07-17  not not: If I were white, I would give my knight for black pawn and play two rooks vs two rooks and a knight
Jun-07-17
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  ChessHigherCat: <not not: If I were white> But you are not not!
Jun-07-17
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  offramp: Stockfish says that Black should play ♙g7-g5-g4-g3-g2-g1=Q.
Jun-07-17  not not: Sounds like my plan, when I was 10.
Jun-07-17
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  ChessHigherCat: Both a stock and fishy plan
Jun-07-17  not not: Naka was grilled in the middlegame, now, in the endgame. Perhaps swaping rooks with rc6? I mean rooks off is good for weaker side, it seems
Jun-07-17  johngalt5579: When down a pawn trade pieces. I think Lasker once drew a game with N vs. R+np?
Jun-07-17
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  offramp: <johngalt5579: When down a pawn trade pieces.>

That is not what I was taught at school in Irkutsk. K and P endings a pawn up are the easiest to win.

Jun-07-17
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  keypusher: <johngalt5579: When down a pawn trade pieces. I think Lasker once drew a game with N vs. R+np?> He did, but I wouldn't recommend that Nakamura sacrifice to get there.

Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1924

Jun-07-17
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  ChessHigherCat: After a big bowl of gnocchi alfredo I'm going to sleep on it for a while...
Jun-07-17
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  tamar: The knight for pawn sacrifice isn't completely automatic either. White still has to have a defense for mating threats.
Jun-07-17
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  offramp: This game has come to a total standstill.
Jun-07-17  not not: I mean in this positiom weaker side to trade rooks. Pawn and knight versus knight should be a dead draw as such?
Jun-07-17
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  plang: Yes, I would think Black would want to keep rooks on - mating attack seems like his best chance
Jun-07-17
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  whiteshark: Points for the defending side:

Black's king might be to exposed to checks
and white likes to trade pieces

Jun-07-17
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  perfidious: Black must keep rooks on--preferably both--to have serious chances of winning.
Jun-07-17
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  whiteshark: ... or restricting them when protecting the back ♔
Jun-07-17
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  offramp: This could go on for days. It's a draw, but it could last forever. Black could move his pawn every 49th move.
Jun-07-17  not not: Maybe best chance for black is to flag him? I would keep blitzing and shuffling pieces and try to win on time.
Jun-07-17
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  offramp: Blitzing Nakamura is a bad idea.
Jun-07-17
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  keypusher: Flagging Nakamura doesn't seem like it would work. Anyway, they get an increment starting at move 60. White's got to be happy about trading a pair of rooks.
Jun-07-17
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  SirRuthless: white got what he needed and traded one pair of rooks. N is naturally blockading the pawn and the other rook is free. At the right moment white will trade N for p and it's just a draw.
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