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Alexander Beliavsky vs Hikaru Nakamura
Rising Stars - Experience (2009), Amsterdam NED, rd 3, Aug-22
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Modern System (E97)  ·  0-1



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Aug-22-09  Marmot PFL: <Luzhin> Yes, no doubt the young Kasparov would have played 33...Nf5+.
Aug-22-09  timhortons: the queen is not pinned, if e7 will be moved the king just go to h8, this is the variation that de fermian gave at icc .

<30... e3 31. e7+ Kh8 32. Bxe3 fxe3 33. Qd8+ Rxd8 34. exd8=Q+ Qxd8) 31. Kf2 e3+ 32. Bxe3 fxe3+ 33. Kxe3 Nxf1+ 34. Bxf1 Qg1+ 0-1>

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Analysis by Rybka 3 Human
1. (-11.51): 31...Kh8
2. (-5.85): 31...Kh7

Aug-22-09  timhortons: <Good Evening: 28...Black to play would be an unsolvable Sunday puzzle. If you had not seen the game, you would never suspect the weakling on b7 is the key to the King side attack.>

naka calculate deeply in this move. rybka depth 15..he illiminate the knight that hold a key role in kingside defense, possibly free his queen from rook pin.

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Analysis by Rybka 3 Human
1. (-0.56):< 28...b5 >29.Ra3 bxc4[] 30.fxe4 Qe7 31.Qd7 Nxe2+ 32.Kf2 Qxa3 33.Qxc8+ Kh7 34.Qxc4 Qxa5 35.Kxe2 Qxa7 36.Qb3 Qa6+ 37.Ke1 Qc6 38.Rf2 Kh6 39.Rc2

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Aug-23-09  Phoenix: May I suggest a "sick" pun for Game of the Day? Nakamura, ill since day one of the event, apparently vomitted twice during this game. I suggest calling this one, "Hurling yourself at the enemy king."
Aug-23-09  ToTheDeath: "Licensed to Ill."
Aug-23-09  euripides: It's interesting to see a number of young GMs reviving the King's Indian. After 9.Nd2 the consensus used to be that Black should slow the queenside attack down with c5 or a5.
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  whiteshark: <birthtimes: 27. Ra2 Rc8 28. e7! e3 29. Nxe3! fxe3 .... > Why <27...Rc8>? It's just a tempo loss.

Immediately <27...e3! 28.Nxe3 fxe3 29.Bxe3 Be5=> should keep the position in balance.

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Aug-27-09  Eisenheim: creative exciting play - i'm still figuring out the ending! and also the middle. not to mention the beginning
Sep-02-09  outplayer: 22.fxe4 is a strong move.
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  whiteshark: A man surprised is half beaten.
Sep-11-09  OldGrizzly: timhortons: On any "page 267" (I can't find it in the moment) you have shown an analysis to this game with Rybka/Human. In the variation 22.Qc2 gxh2+ etc. White loses due to 25...Qh4+ 26.Kg1 e3! Try it yourself.
Sep-11-09  timhortons: < OldGrizzly> the thing i kibitz i just pick up in nick de fermian explanation of the game as i follow it with rybka...

the game discussion is stored by icc and you could listen to it. its a game of the day at icc.

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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game on youtube:

Sep-13-09  Open Defence: thanks <kingcrusher> your videos are great!!
Sep-16-09  timhortons: dennis monokroussous annotation/evaluation of this game at, i just copy and paste it and hope it can offer help to everybody...

[Event "3rd NH Chess Tournament"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2009.08.22"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Beliavsky, Alexander"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E97"]
[WhiteElo "2662"]
[BlackElo "2710"]
[Annotator "Monokroussos,Dennis"]
[PlyCount "68"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Nd2 (9. b4 a5 10. bxa5) (9. Ne1 Nd7 (9... Ne8 10. Nd3 f5 11. f4) 10. Nd3 f5 11. f3 (11. f4 exf4 12. Nxf4 Ne5)) (9. Be3 Ng4 (9... Nd7 10. Nd2 f5 11. f3)) 9... Ne8 (9... c5 10. Rb1 (10. dxc6 bxc6 11. b4 d5)) (9... a5 10. a3 Bd7 (10... Nd7 11. Rb1 f5) 11. b3 c6) (9... Nd7 10. b4 f5 11. c5) 10. b4 f5 (10... a5 11. bxa5 Rxa5 12. Nb3) 11. c5 Nf6 (11... f4 $2 12. Bg4) 12. f3 f4 13. Nc4 g5 14. a4 Ng6 15. Ba3 Rf7 16. a5 (16. b5 dxc5 $1 (16... Ne8 $6 17. a5 Bf8 18. Na4 h5 19. b6 Bd7 20. bxc7 Qxc7 21. a6 bxa6 22. c6 Bc8 23. Nab2 Rg7 24. Nd3 Nh8 25. Nf2 Nf7 26. h3 Nh6 $16 ♗eliavsky-Solak, Saint Vincent 2000 (eventually 1-0)) 17. Bxc5 h5 18. a5 - see 18.♗xc5.) 16... h5 17. b5 dxc5 18. b6 $146 (18. Bxc5 g4 19. b6 (19. -- g3 20. h3 Bxh3 21. gxh3 Qd7 22. Kg2 Nh4+ $19) (19. Qc2 Nd7 20. Ba3 g3 21. Rfd1 Qh4 22. h3 Nf6 23. d6 Nh7 (23... Bxh3 24. gxh3 Qxh3 25. Bf1) 24. Bf1 $5 (24. dxc7 $2 Bxh3 25. gxh3 Ng5 26. Rd8+ Kh7 27. Bd1 Qxh3 28. Qe2 Nh4 29. Ra2 Rxc7 0-1, Chuchelov-♘aiditsch)) 19... g3 (19... Bf8) 20. Kh1 Nh7 ( 20... Ne8 $1) 21. d6 Qh4 22. Bg1 Bh3 (22... gxh2 23. Bf2) 23. gxh3 $1 (23. bxc7 $4 Bxg2+ $1 24. Kxg2 Qh3+ $3 25. Kxh3 (25. Kh1 g2#) 25... Ng5+ 26. Kg2 Nh4+ 0-1, Ftacnik-Cvitan (26... Nh4+ 27. Kh1 g2#)) 23... Qxh3 24. Rf2 gxf2 25. Bxf2 axb6 26. Nd5 $16) 18... g4 (18... axb6 19. axb6 cxb6 20. Qb3 Nd7 21. Nb5 $16) 19. bxc7 Rxc7 20. Nb5 g3 $1 (20... Rf7 21. Nbd6 $16) 21. Nxc7 (21. h3 Bxh3 $1 22. gxh3 (22. Nxc7 Qxc7 23. gxh3 (23. Qb3 Qd7 24. Rfb1 Bxg2 25. Kxg2 Nh4+ 26. Kf1 g2+ 27. Kf2 Qh3 28. Bxc5 Nd7 29. Qxb7 Qh2 $3 30. Qxa8+ Kh7 31. Ke1 Nxc5 32. Kd2 Nxf3+ 33. Kc3 g1=Q 34. Rxg1 Nxg1 35. Bd1 Qg3+ 36. Kb2 Qe1 $19) 23... Qd7 24. Ra2 Qxh3 25. Bd3 Nh4 26. Qe2 (26. Qb3 g2 27. Nd2 Qh1+ 28. Kf2 Qh2 29. d6+ Kh7 30. Rg1 (30. Ke1 g1=Q 31. Rxg1 Qxg1+ 32. Bf1 Rd8 $19) 30... Ng4+ $1 31. fxg4 Qg3+ 32. Ke2 Qe3+ 33. Kd1 Qxg1+ 34. Kc2 Qf2 $19) 26... g2 27. Qxg2 Nxg2 28. Rxg2 $15) 22... Qd7 23. Bd3 Qxh3 24. Qc2 Nh4 25. Nxc7 g2 26. Nxa8 (26. Rfe1 $2 Nxf3+ 27. Kf2 Nd4 28. Qd2 Ng4+ 29. Kg1 Nf3#) 26... Ng4 $3 27. fxg4 hxg4 28. Kf2 gxf1=Q+ 29. Rxf1 Nf3 30. Ke2 Nd4+ 31. Kd1 Nxc2 32. Kxc2 g3 33. Bxc5 Qc8 34. Bxa7 Qxa8 35. Bg1 Qc8 $13 /=) 21... Nxe4 $3 22. Ne6 $6 (22. Nxa8 $2 Qh4 23. h3 Bxh3 24. gxh3 Qxh3 $19 forces mate.) (22. fxe4 Qh4 23. h3 Bxh3 24. gxh3 Qxh3 25. Rf2 gxf2+ 26. Kxf2 Qg3+ 27. Kf1 f3 (27... Qh3+ 28. Ke1 Qc3+ 29. Qd2 $1 (29. Nd2 Qg3+ $11) (29. Kf1 Qh3+) 29... Qxa1+ 30. Bd1 Rb8 31. d6) 28. Nxa8 fxe2+ 29. Qxe2 (29. Kxe2 $5) 29... Nf4 30. Qe3 Qg2+ 31. Ke1 h4 (31... Qh1+ 32. Kd2 Qxa1 33. d6 Ne6 34. Bb2 Qa4 35. Qc3 h4 $13) 32. Kd1 (32. d6 h3 33. d7 Bf6 34. Nxe5 h2 35. Qb3+ c4 $1 36. Qxc4+ Kh8 37. Nf7+ Kg7 $19) 32... Qf1+ 33. Kd2 Qxa1 $11) 22... Bxe6 23. dxe6 gxh2+ $1 (23... Qh4 $2 24. h3 Ng5 25. Bxc5 $1 ( 25. Qc2 $2 Nxh3+ 26. gxh3 Qxh3 27. Bd1 (27. Bd3 $2 e4 $1 (27... Nh4 28. Be4 ( 28. Ra2 g2 29. Qxg2 Nxg2 30. Rxg2 Qxe6 31. Bxc5) 28... g2 29. Rfd1 Qh1+ 30. Kf2 Qh2 31. Rg1 Qg3+ 32. Ke2) 28. Bxc5 (28. Bxe4 Bd4+ 29. Rf2 gxf2+) 28... exd3 29. Qa2 Bxa1 30. e7 Qh2+ 31. Qxh2 gxh2+ 32. Kxh2 Bf6 $19) 27... e4 28. Bxc5 Bxa1 $15) 25... Nxh3+ 26. gxh3 Qxh3 27. Rf2 e4 28. e7 gxf2+ 29. Bxf2 Bxa1 30. Qd8+ Kh7 31. Qxa8 Bd4 $3 32. Bxd4 exf3 33. Qg8+ $3 Kxg8 34. e8=Q+ Nf8 35. Bxf3 Qxf3 36. Qe5 $18) 24. Kxh2 Qh4+ 25. Kg1 Ng3 26. Bxc5 e4 $1 27. Ra4 $6 (27. Ra2 e3 28. Nxe3 fxe3 29. Bxe3 Nf4 30. Bc4 Qh1+ 31. Kf2 Ne4+ $1 32. fxe4 (32. Ke1 $2 Qh4+ 33. Bf2 Bc3+ $19) 32... Qxg2+ 33. Ke1 Bc3+ 34. Rd2 Qg3+ 35. Bf2 Ng2+ 36. Ke2 Nf4+ $11) 27... Rc8 28. Bxa7 $2 (28. e7 exf3 29. Bxf3 Nxe7 30. Bxa7 b5 $1) 28... b5 $1 29. Rb4 (29. axb6 Bd4+ $1 30. Qxd4 Nxe2#) 29... bxc4 30. Bxc4 (30. Rxc4 Rd8 31. Qc2 Qh1+ 32. Kf2 e3+ 33. Bxe3 fxe3+ 34. Ke1 Nh4 $1 35. Rxh1 Nxg2#) 30... Qh1+ (30... e3 31. e7+ Kh8 32. Qd8+ Kh7 33. Bxe3 Rxc4 $3 $19) 31. Kf2 e3+ 32. Bxe3 fxe3+ 33. Kxe3 (33. Kxg3 Qh4#) 33... Nxf1+ (33... Nf5+ 34. Ke4 Qh2 35. f4 Qxg2+ 36. Kxf5 Nh4#) 34. Bxf1 Qg1+ 0-1

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Jul-18-11  qqdos: Notice the eerie similarity between the respective positions, after 20 moves, in this game and Nakamura's 2010 victory against Gelfand in the World Teams. Naka does love to attack down those h- g-files in the KID.
Jul-18-11  qqdos: Is it fair to describe 29.Rb4?? as the source of Beliavsky's subsequent troubles? 29...Rd8!!30.Nd6 Rxd6 seems to be the most powerful response. Again in the game after 30.Bxc4?, ...e3!! seems to be crushing - winning Q and 2N's for 2R's; whereas 30...Qh1+ straight away leads to the somewhat open-ended situation at the finish <luzhin>, with Black up a N for 3 pawns. 33...Nxf1? was inferior. 33...Nxf5+! was the way to win outright.
Oct-30-11  Everett: The KID lives through moves like 21..Nxe4, 26..e4 and 28..b5.
Oct-30-11  goldenbear: Chess doesn't make sense. I think the bishop ought to be able to capture 29.Bxb6.
Oct-30-11  Everett: <goldenbear> that rule change actually makes sense, in theory. Perhaps when they came up with en passant, <preventing the inevitable locking of pawn structure> it was decided to minimally change the rules, and limited the power to the lowly pawn.

To give ep powers to all the pieces would more greatly change the game than shuffling the pieces on the back rank, IMHO.

Jan-13-12  King Death: Just another mess in the Orthodox KID. No wonder I played the Fianchetto or Samisch lines most of the time.
Jan-13-12  SChesshevsky: In these Nakamura KID's it looks like he has a very strong understanding of the power of Space especially Kside with 18...g4 & 20...g3 and Time & Open Lines with 23...gxh2 24...Qh4+ and 34...Qg1+.

If I was to figure where White could've improved I might look to the sequence 16. a5 then b5 b6. Seems to be way too slow.

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