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Hikaru Nakamura vs Brian Karen
Nassau Futurity (1997), ?, Sep-29
Pterodactyl Defense: Eastern. Pterodactyl (B06)  ·  0-1

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Jun-19-13  EvilTwin: naka got Tactald
Jun-19-13
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  Robed.Bishop: Given the ratings disparity, that's saying something.
Jun-19-13  Shams: 2735 at nine years old, that's pretty good.
Jun-20-13  TrueFiendish: 1735, more like it.
Sep-13-13
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  naisortep: He was around 1800 at the time. I was 2000+. A few months later he was over 2200 and thrashed me.
Nov-30-13
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  naisortep: While this game wasn't exactly a high point in Hikaru's career, after his blunder on move 13 he showed his talent. Most players would have resigned themselves to 14. Nf3 d4 15. Nb5 Nxe4 (16 Nxe5 ? Nxf2 with a fork.) But Hikaru finds the best practical chance with 14. Bxa6. This gives him 2 pawns and a better pawn structure for compensation.
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