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Hikaru Nakamura vs Sergey Karjakin
Corus Group A (2010), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 9, Jan-26
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  0-1



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Jan-26-10  fischer2009: seems like nakamura refused 2 repeat moves n karjakin managed 2 pull up a gud attack against d white king;i liked d way how d e5 pawn was enprise n still couldnt be touched;does nybody have rybka evaluations after 24......QH5;
Jan-26-10  wittmann: what would, instead of 40. e4, have happened after 40. Rb7xg7?
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  keypusher: <wittmann: what would, instead of 40. e4, have happened after 40. Rb7xg7?>

40...Bg4 and White is a piece down for nothing. (<Boz> pointed this out to me when I asked.)

Jan-26-10  Marmot PFL: 37...Rc2! and 38...Be2! were forceful moves to find so close to time control. IMHO white was not as prepared as black from the start and thus used more time in the middle game.
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  patzer2: Indeed the surprising 37...Rc2! deflection sham sacrifice removes the guard and wrecks the White position after 38. Qxc2 Qxf3+ 39. Qg2 Qxg2+ 40. Kxg2 Rxc5 .

Earlier, 35. Bd6 = instead of 35. Rxb7? might have held.

Jan-26-10  percyblakeney: Chesspro's annotations:

Jan-26-10  Paraconti: Told y'all that Nakamura is a poser.
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  al wazir: 45. Rxg7? f2!
Jan-27-10  paavoh: I felt that the exchange of Nd5 and better control of the pawn structure were the underlying reasons for Karjakin's success here.
Jan-27-10  monopole2313: Naka got Karjaked.
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  whiteshark: <25.c5> was worth a try.

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