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Pentala Harikrishna vs Yifan Hou
Corus Group B (2008), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-13
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Jan-14-08  zluria: I think Hou was trying for a brilliancy at one point, with the temporary sacrifice of two pieces and 26. e3!? but it backfired
Jan-14-08
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  whiteshark: Saving Nc6 by <26...Nb4> looks like a plausible continuation.


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e.g. <27.Bxf6 Nxd3 28.Nxe4 Nxe1 29.Rxe1 Rae8 30.Bg5 Qxa2 31.Ra1 Qxb3 32.Nxd6 Re2>


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Feb-08-08  tranquil simplicity: This is a brilliant game by Harikrishna against a most worthy opponent Prodigy Yifan. There has been alot of talk by many Chess enthusiasts and GM's that 'the Kings Indian Attack-1.Nf3' is a 'junk opening' that offers White very little advantage and that it may even be somewhat suspect thus is never seen at top-GM level. Well..well well.. I wonder where I'd place Pentala Harikrishna and Hou Yifan(who beat GM Nigel Short recently in spectacular fashion) if not at the top GM level(Top 100). Forgive me for I am merely a beginner anyway..there maybe alot that I am missing. However Elite GM Morozevich has played the K.I.A. (1.Nf3) quite a bit at the high level.
Feb-08-08  Riverbeast: Fischer used to play the Kings Indian Attack also.

How bad an opening can it be? White's playing a kings indian up a tempo

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