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Jesse Kraai vs Hikaru Nakamura
Foxwoods Open (2007), rd 7, Apr-07
Zukertort Opening: Dutch Variation (A04)  ·  1-0



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Apr-10-07  geraldo8187: excellent game by mr. kraai. his lectures at always seemed very deep and insightful, so i guess it was only a matter of time before he earned his 3rd gm norm
Apr-16-07  jmw128: Adding to your post <geraldo08187>: After the first part of this game, it seems to me he achieves a bind on the position remeniscent of his last chesslecture, "The Paradigmatic Bind" and simply squeezes his opponent off the board.

An interesting article with some straightforward analysis of this game is

May-14-10  ajile: What a beautiful positional game. Slow crush by White.
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  thegoodanarchist: In this month's Chess Life [Jan. 2014] GM Kraai discusses this game. He says 12.a3!! is his best move.

After 27.h3 we have a humorous quote from GM Kraai: <"This was the pawn break that Hikaru did not foresee. All of Black's pieces must now curl up into an awful scrunch...">

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