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Hikaru Nakamura vs Viswanathan Anand
St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz) (2017), St Louis, MO USA, rd 12, Aug-18
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack: General (A06)  ·  1-0
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Aug-19-17  Jamboree: Why did Anand resign in the final position? The material is back to being even after Nakamura picks up one of the rooks. Sure, black's king is more exposed and he may have to give up a pawn to regroup his pieces, but there is no immediate mate and no immediate big material loss after 53. QxR.

I think this is an example of "shock resignation" -- Anand was so shocked by the tactic of 51. Rxf7+ that he resigned without realizing the all white is doing is getting back the rook he previously had sacced.

Aug-19-17  Nerwal: Sometimes Anand gives up a bit early but this is not one of the cases. Black's position is a wreck, his pieces scattered and vulnerable, the king so weak it's impossible to defend.
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  Domdaniel: Nerwal is right: Black will lose more material and still be under great pressure.
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