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Pentala Harikrishna vs Alexander Stripunsky
HB Global Chess Challenge (2005), Minneapolis, MN USA, rd 9, May-22
English Opening: King's English Variation. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21)  ·  1-0

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Jun-03-05  Phoenix: Spectacular! I've been waiting for this game to appear in the database ever since hearing Pentala and Daaim Shabazz (from thechessdrum.net) referring to it on an audio interview. A funny part is when Pentala says something like yes, there were other good games, not only mine. He'll have to work on the modesty part a little bit ;-)

Daaim Shabazz also interviewed Maurice Ashley, Hikaru Nakamura, Amon Simutowe, and Jorge Renteria and you can find the interviews here: http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbri...

Jun-04-05
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  Chessical: Harikrishna played very impressively, creating an unrelenting K-side attack similar to that of a Closed Sicilian. Yet, whilst it was a massive build up, it was also slow, and Stripunsky seems to have been insufficiently energetic in opposing it.

If Stripunsky, instead of <15...Ba7>, had played <15...fxg3> Harikrishna would have undoubtedly sacrificed the exchange for a very dangerous intiative with:

<16.Rxf6> e.g. 16...gxh2+ 17.Kxh2 Ng6 (17...g6? 18.Qc3 Nf5 19.Bxf5 Bxf5 20.Rxg6+ wins) 17...gxf6 18.Bxf6 Re8 19.Bh7+ Kf8 20.Qb2

Perhaps <15...fxe3> is better?

Jun-04-05  Anastasia: pentala is cute but have u ever kissed a guy with a mustash
Jun-04-05  rexeterna: Great contribution, <Anastasia>.
Jun-04-05  Anastasia: i have a dog name rex
Jun-04-05  rexeterna: I bet you do.
Jun-05-05  iron maiden: <Phoenix>, thanks for the link.
Jun-09-05  Anastasia: i bet u hav a mustash rex
Jun-09-05  chesswonders: Where's the win for white here?
Jun-09-05  Anastasia: 33..R(4)e6 34.Qd4 Qxd4 35.Bxd4. R vs 2B & too many loose pawns
Jun-14-05  Anastasia: oops i mean 33.R(4)e6 34.Qf4.

Chessical, 15..fe may be better, but white would play 16.c5?

Dec-22-05  PhilFeeley: Odd openings at this HB Global Chess Challenge. Must have been all that money made them go for weird, complicated setups.
May-26-06  dramas79: Hari's games are usually wierd.

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