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Hikaru Nakamura vs Loek van Wely
Corus Group A (2010), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 2, Jan-17
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  1-0



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Jan-16-10  lostemperor: First, this will be a good game too difficult to predict!:)
Jan-16-10  Marmot PFL: Their last game a long draw in the Najdorf. If 1 d4 i expect the KID, which has given Nakamura lots of problems.
Jan-16-10  minasina: Nakamura will produce an extraordinary opening with white pieces, I guess.
Jan-16-10  timhortons: van weely looks worried.
Jan-16-10  PinnedPiece: Naka looks too loose.
Jan-16-10  weisyschwarz: I forsee van Wely trying out a Gruenfeld Defense, and I forsee a draw after 35.
Jan-17-10  Bdellovibrio: Gruenfeld to be won by Van Wely in 66 moves.
Jan-17-10  notyetagm: Naka! Naka! Naka!
Jan-17-10  ketchuplover: guten tag :)
Jan-17-10  Strongest Force: I like King Loek, as he is known on another server. Me and him git into a fun trash-talking argument on that server when i told him Nak would finish ahead of him on one of the frequent tournament the King often plays in when he travels to the US. I remember Loek staying up all night playing blitz for money. Both of these guys are fun guys to be around and this game will also be lots of fun.
Jan-17-10  lost in space: auch guten Tag
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  Stonehenge: Guten Tag is German not Dutch :)
Jan-17-10  kellmano: Great choice of game. Go on Naka!
Jan-17-10  grazzy: ok gentleman i want a good clean fight, all hits above the belt keep your hands up and protect yourself at all times... LET's GET IT ON!!!
Jan-17-10  radu stancu: Goedendag! :)
Jan-17-10  A Karpov Fan: I'm rooting for the American player today :-)
Jan-17-10  radu stancu: Hmm, "goedendag" is actually used for "goodbye". Drat...
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  kingscrusher: I have video annotated Van Wely's win from yesterday:

Jan-17-10  A Karpov Fan: That 3D board is really hard to make out <kingcrusher>, good comments tho.
Jan-17-10  A Karpov Fan: did Naka sleep in or what?
Jan-17-10  Eyal: They've already started: the moves played so far 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Nbd7 8. Qf3 Qc7 9. Bxf6 Nxf6 10. g4
Jan-17-10  A Karpov Fan: much appreciated <eyal>, looks like Naka is playing for the win ;-)
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  Stonehenge: One game in this database:

I A Nataf vs O Renet, 2007

Jan-17-10  virginmind: uhm, <>, is everything allright?
Jan-17-10  strifeknot: The moves so far:

[Event "Corus Chess 2010"]
[Site "Wijk aan Zee"]
[Date "2010.01.17"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Nakamura"]
[Black "Van Wely"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Nbd7 8. Qf3 Qc7 9. Bxf6 Nxf6 10. g4 *

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