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Alexander Onischuk vs Hikaru Nakamura
US Championship 2006 (2006), San Diego, CA USA, rd 9, Mar-11
Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Variation (A70)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Mar-13-06  Mating Net: One of the most exciting draws you'll ever see. Lots of wild complications.
Mar-13-06  Jim Bartle: Absolutely. There's a lot of comment on this game at the US Championship page.
Mar-13-06  Kola: This game is war all the way.
Mar-14-06  Knight13: No draw for the wicked!! And then it draws...
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  offramp: You have to admire Nakamura's persistence. He manages to avoid about 4 possible repetition draws, but can't avoid the last one.
Sep-06-07  Maynard5: This is a fascinating game in several respects, both for players who enjoy tactical complications, and for those who enjoy the Modern Benoni. Instead of the thematic 7. ... Bg7, Black would actually do better with 7. ... Qe7, preventing 8. e4. After 8. e3, Bg7, Black is better off than in the actual game. After 13. ... b6, Black's position becomes extremely passive. However, White's thrust with 17. g4 is overly aggressive, opening the kingside. The idea after Black's surprising 23. ... b5! is that on 24. cxb5, Nb6 25. Bd3 Qd7 Black is able to transfer the queen to the kingside, as actually happens later in the game. White's 24. e5!? then leads to almost unfathomable complications. It is not clear whether Black misses a win at some point. Further analysis is warranted.
Mar-06-19  Howard: If I recall correctly, NIC said that this game was "unquestionably" the most dramatic of the event.

And it only ended in a draw!

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