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Hikaru Nakamura vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly
World Cup (2005), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, Nov-28
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance Variation (C45)  ·  0-1

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Nov-28-05  leonato13: not time for a knight sac
Nov-28-05  Robin01: Wow, I am late. I did not realize there was a live game. Will there be one tomorrow, and what time? Thanks.
Nov-28-05  pawnstar3: now it's over
Nov-28-05  Cheetah: Time to resign naka
Nov-28-05  Robin01: Can white pull this out??
Nov-28-05  Robin01: No way!
Nov-28-05
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  cu8sfan: Congratulations to Ganguly! Nice finish.
Nov-28-05
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Nov-28-05  Robin01: Okay, after 53.bxc4, then 54.Nd5, how does Black make progress?
Nov-28-05
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  cu8sfan: Next up: Sutovsky - Hamdouchi:


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Nov-28-05
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  chessgames.com: <Robin01: Okay, after 53.bxc4, then 54.Nd5, how does Black make progress?> 53.bxc4 Kd3 54.Nd5 f2+ 55.Kxf2 Kd2
Nov-28-05  Robin01: Yes. Very nice. I overlooked f2+ Thanks.
Nov-28-05  euripides: Ganguly showed strong nerves in the middlegame, abandoning the weak queen's side for excellent king's side play. 29...h4 is joyous.
Nov-28-05  Per: Wow! Has India given the world a new superstar..?
Nov-28-05  bishopawn: 11.f4 and 19.c4 seem like dubious moves.
Nov-28-05  Koster: Since when is Naka rated 2710?
Nov-28-05  aw1988: USCF rates
Nov-28-05  samikd: India is going to be a major Chess Powerhouse in the near future, it seems. Lots of new talented young players. Especially in women's chess
Nov-28-05  Koster: USCF ratings are inappropriate for FIDE events, and misleading too. In FIDE Ganguly is only about 100 points below Naka, not almost 300.
Nov-28-05
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  tpstar: Who says we have a "very odd opening" here?! This is the Modern Two Knights by transposition, with good play for both sides. (Maybe some of its proponents are very odd, but not the opening. ;>D) Although if White was in a must-win situation, the Max Lange with 6. exf6 dxc4 would have been unbalanced the whole way.

Great play by Black - very smooth.

Nov-28-05  VishyFan: Nice win by Ganguly and good show of nerves in the end......
Dec-01-05  samsal27: Classy finish to a great game!
Dec-01-05
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  Mateo: <Robin01: Okay, after 53.bxc4, then 54.Nd5, how does Black make progress?> 53.bc Kd3 54. Nd5 f2 55. Kf2 Kd2, Black wins. Ganguly played a perfect Bishop versus Knight ending.
May-16-16  abstract: This game demonstrates how difficult it is to crush Nakamura!
May-16-16  Tiggler: Ganguly is from the family of Ging Ganguly Gooly Wash Wash.
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