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Pentala Harikrishna vs Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu
Pune Super GM (2004), Pune IND, rd 6, Sep-09
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical Variation (E32)  ·  1-0



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Sep-15-04  Reisswolf: Man, this is a heck of a game! Great to see top level grandmasters fighting it out. Good win for the young Indian grandmaster.
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  tamar: It's one astounding roller-coaster ride for White's King after 16...Rd1+ 17 Ke2! He ends up on c6 but completely safe.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Two simultaneous wild attacks at the same time! This was fun. Nisipeanu deserves credit for his fighting spirit--it's a shame one of these guys had to lose.
Mar-15-05  Whitehat1963: Another great game from the player of the day!
Oct-28-05  Gantastic: Stenitz would be proud of Harikrishna's active king holding down the fort.
Oct-28-05  n30: can someome (who knows how to play chess ;) explain why Pentala can't take that castle 17 KxR?
Oct-28-05  Pawsome: <n30> If 18. KxR QxN 19. R-R1 Q-B6ch followed by QxrR or 18. Kxd1 Qf2 19. Rh1 Qf3 + (+ -) as they say in algebraic.
Oct-28-05  Pawsome: Wonderful chess! Harikrishna is presently leading the pack in the Essent tourney where he laid a beating on Sokolov, the latter's first loss in long time. This guy will be a World Championship contender before to long.
Dec-28-05  like a GM: Does f6 (f3 for white) create a weakness as a rule? Does it sometimes help at controlling the center?

PS: great game by Hari!

May-03-06  McCool: What about 33. ... ♕e6+ 34. ♔d4 ♘f3+ 35. ♔c3 ♘xg1 36. ♕xg1.
Mar-20-08  mistreaver: what if 21 Rxg4
Mar-20-08  computer chess guy: <what if 21. Rxg4> After .. Bxg4 22. hxg4 Qxg4+ 23. Kf2 the position is only even. 21. Bg2 is much better.
Jul-27-08  Manic: <McCool> I think after 33...Qe6+ 34.Kd4 Nf3+ 35.Kc3 Nxg1 36.Qxa7+ and then 37.Qxg1 and white's 3 connected passers decide.
May-24-11  sevenseaman: Did Nisipeanu miss

33... Qe6+ 34. Kd4 Nf3+ 35. Kc3 Nxg1? He is marginally better off.

May-24-11  Shams: <sevenseaman> <Did Nisipeanu miss

33... Qe6+ 34. Kd4 Nf3+ 35. Kc3 Nxg1? He is marginally better off.>

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I can't agree; a7 and g1 are both falling which leaves white with quite the movable feast on the queenside, in which his king should find easy shelter. Looks crushing.

May-24-11  sevenseaman: <Shams> No dispute there, Pentala is still winning. I only implied that with the R on board it was much the easier.
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