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Hikaru Nakamura vs Angelo De Palma
World Open Friday Action Open (2000), Philadelphia, PA USA, rd 3, Jun-30
Scotch Game: Modern Defense (C45)  ·  1-0



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Feb-02-07  sezori: Instructive way of showing how a higher player handles a lower ranked player...
Mar-25-07  Atking: Well 6. ...Nf6!? looks more interesting 7.Nxc7+ Kd8 8.Nd5! Qxe4+ 9.Ne3 d5!? 10.Bd3 Qe5 11.0-0 Be6 with Rc8~Kc7
Jun-16-07  Maroczy: I really don't have the time but someone could create a game collection apropos of member sezori's comment. Us non GM's could learn something.
Nov-19-08  Buxtaber: Don't know why this game is included for "Guess the Move"; De palma's entire game is a blunder. Still, games like this are entertaining (when you're the one doing dishing out the pain).
Dec-19-11  mikekelley: Anyone know about the time controls on this game; it has the feel of a blitz game. I guessed a lot of good moves that were incorrect, but good enough to earn points.
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  HeMateMe: Angelo needed a Body Double, someone to step in for him and play better chess.
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  fredthebear: <mikekelley: Anyone know about the time controls on this game; it has the feel of a blitz game.>

It was likely G/5, d0 played late in the evening. This is NOT a game from the main tournament.

Earlier, Nakamura defeated Vladimir Grechikhin in the 3rd round on the third day of the World Open on June 30th. It is billed as the largest open tournament in the USA. Nakamura finished the main tournament with 5.5 points out of 9.

The link above is quite comprehensive for past World Opens in Philadelphia but does not seem to provide the blitz tournament results. Complete results from any officially rated United States Chess Federation tournament (since computers became mainstream) can be accessed through the USCF website.

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