chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Hikaru Nakamura vs Sergey Karjakin
Karjakin - Nakamura Match (2004), Cuernavaca MEX, rd 1, Dec-09
Scotch Game: Schmidt Variation (C45)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 11 times; par: 59 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 98 more Nakamura/Karjakin games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You should register a free account to activate some of Chessgames.com's coolest and most powerful features.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-11-04  Shams: if 38...Qd8 then Rc8 wins, but what is strongest for white on 38...Qa6 ?
Dec-11-04  Shams: never mind. 38...Qa6 39.Rc6! threatening Rxh6!
Dec-11-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  ray keene: very impressive-reminds me of karpov!
Dec-11-04  Shams: well, don`t say that or I`ll get a big head.

OH! You meant Nakamura! Right.

The most surprising move for me was 27. Rc4, voluntarily wrecking white`s queenside pawns. Not a move I could play, at this point.

Dec-11-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: Wow, Karjakin is getting chesslessons from the new American champion.
Dec-11-04  SnoopDogg: <The most surprising move for me was 27. Rc4, voluntarily wrecking white`s queenside pawns.>

Wrecking?? He gets a passed pawn!

Dec-11-04  catlover: <shams> Good observations. Your line 38...Qa6 39.Rc6! not only threatens 39...Rxa6, but also 39...Ne7+, 40.Kh8 Ng6+.
Dec-11-04  tacticsjokerxxx: yes there is a karpovesque touch to this encounter.
Dec-12-04  Shams: <snoopdogg> I didn`t say it was a bad move, I just said I couldn`t play it. yup, he gets a passed pawn, you are very right.

<catlover> thanks. I still think ...Rxh6 is a stronger threat though. your line wins the exchange but Rxh6 forces mate-- right??

Dec-12-04  SnoopDogg: <I didn`t say it was a bad move>

Neither did I.

Dec-12-04  Shams: ?? obviously you didn`t...snoop, have you been puffing blunts or something? trying to pick a fight with Shammy? tsk, tsk...
Dec-13-04  GreenDayGuy: WOW! Nakamura may become the next Bobby Fischer, hopefully minus the racial ideas.
Dec-13-04  iron maiden: <GreenDayGuy> Hello, welcome. I certainly share your hopes for Nakamura; hopefully he doesn't turn into an American Idiot.
Dec-14-04  ArturoRivera: is Nakamura racist?
Dec-14-04  whiskeyrebel: I don't like Fischer's racial ideas either. If I recall correctly Nakamura has clearly stated he only admires Fischers chess talents...not that there was ever any reason to question him.
Dec-14-04  iron maiden: <whiskeyrebel> Naka has said that he think's he's "a little more sane" than Fischer.
Dec-14-04  patzer2: White's 38. c5! is a nice deflection move, setting up the pretty final deflection 41. Ne4! Nakamura's 39. Nxc5! is made possible because of the threat 40. Nf6!, against which even 40...g6 proves to be amusingly helpless.
Dec-15-04  yoozum: Hopefully nakamura won't turn into bobby fischer and be forced to walk on the boulevard of broken dreams.
Dec-16-04  fizixgeek: <chessgames.com> I think this opening is the Scotch Game, no?
Dec-16-04  Chessmaster 9000: 37... Ba3? was Black's only meaningful error. Better is 37... Kh8, leading to 38. a4 g6 39. Qf3 Kg7 40. a5 Bb4 41. Qe4 Bc5 42. a6 Rb8 43. Qf3, which results in no exchange of material.
Dec-17-04  GreenDayGuy: Very funny iron maiden.
Dec-22-04  Dillinger: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy... features this game. By the way this is a C45 Scotch, not 4 knights.
Dec-22-04  ragnar0C: nakamura sounds a lot like a japanese name, im not a chess enthusiast(heresy i know) but how is that American?
Dec-22-04  iron maiden: <ragnar0C> Nakamura was born in Japan, but his family moved to the United States when he was very young, and before he learned chess.
Jun-25-06  belgradegambit: Nakamura always demonstrates great knight play. He seems to prefer knights over bishops.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 d5 8. exd5 O-O 9. O-O cxd5
from 98_C45-C47_Scotch / Schottisch / 3N / 4N game by whiteshark
Game 4
from book: Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura by Baby Hawk
Game 4
from Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura by kenilworthian
+1 -4 =1 vs. Nakamura (Cuernavaca Exhibition Match)
from Match Karjakin! by amadeus
TJD's favorite games
by TJD
+1 -4 =1 vs. Nakamura (Cuernavaca Exhibition Match)
from Match Karjakin! by docjan
+4 -1 =1 vs. Karjakin (Cuernavaca Exhibition Match)
from Match Nakamura! by amadeus
38. c5!
from Deflection by patzer2
Notable Nakamura Games
by iron maiden
17.Bc4!
from Hikaru! by larrewl
NakaKnight
from Great tactics examples by arsen387
Notable Nakamura Games
by caracas1970
+4 -1 =1 vs. Karjakin (Cuernavaca Exhibition Match)
from Match Nakamura! by docjan
Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 GM Keene was impressed!
from 2004 - 2007 W's 2nd Term ECO B, C by fredthebear
Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 GM Keene was impressed!
from ScotchMoreScotch for Fredthebear by fredthebear
NakaKnight
from Great tactics examples by Southernrun

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC