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Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura
Grand Chess Tour Cote d’Ivoire (Rapid & Blitz) (2019), Abidjan CIV, rd 3, May-08
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Variation (A18)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  thegoodanarchist: Naka is feeling confident after his US Open win! Got half a point from the champ, even...
May-08-19  Boomie: Naka missed the Fritzy 16...Nb4 17. axb4 axb4 18. Bxe5 Ra1+ 19. Kd2 Ra5

He spent a lot of time looking at it but probably missed Ra5.

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  whiteshark: <16...Nb4 17.axb4 axb4 18.Bxe5 Bxe5 19.Nxe5 Ra1+ 20.Kd2 Ra5>

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1) -0.50 (31 ply) 21.f4 Rxb5 22.Ke1 Qxc5 23.Qxc5 Rxc5 24.Ke2 b3 25.Ke3 c6 26.Rc1 Ra5 27.Rhd1 Bd5 28.Rd2 Kg7 29.Kf2 Re8 30.Nd7 Rb5 31.g3 Re7 32.Ne5 Ra5 33.Nd3 Re8 34.Ne5 Ra2 35.Rcd1 Rea8 36.Rc1 R8a5 37.Nd7

2) -0.55 (30 ply) 21.Ke1 Rxb5 22.f4 Qxc5 23.Qxc5 Rxc5 24.Ke2 b3 25.Ke3 b6 26.Rd2 Re8 27.Ra1 Kg7 28.Ra7 Bd5 29.g3 h6 30.Rxd5 Rxd5 31.Rxc7+ Kg8 32.Rc6 b5 33.Rxh6 Red8 34.Rg6+ Kh7 35.Rg5 Rd2 36.Rh5+ Kg7 37.Rxf5 Rxh2 38.Rf7+ Kg8 39.Rb7 Rxb2 40.Rxb5

6.0 minute analysis by Stockfish 9 v010218

<He spent a lot of time looking at it but probably missed Ra5.> Naka said that he probably would played it with longer time control. The thought that his move was good enough for a draw.

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