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Hikaru Nakamura vs Michael Adams
London Chess Classic (2010), London ENG, rd 7, Dec-15
Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Variation (C89)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Dec-15-10
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  whiteshark: At first sight it looks defendable to me!
Dec-15-10
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  chessgames.com: Our sincere apologies for our absence earlier this morning. We will finish off this tournament by covering Nakamura-Adams, already in progress.
Dec-15-10
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  chessgames.com: And congratulations to Magnus Carlsen for securing first place in the 2010 London Chess Classic.
Dec-15-10
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  whiteshark: Position after <45.Bc1>:


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e.g. 45...Bxc3 46.Rxc3 Rxd4 with ♖+oc♗

Dec-15-10  turbo231: It depends on what Naka wants to do. If he's wants a draw concentrate on the black pawns on the king side.
Dec-15-10  Ulhumbrus: White has four isolated pawns, two on the Queen side, while Black has the bishop pair. This suggests that despite the deficit of a pawn it is Black who has the advantage.
Dec-15-10
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  HeMateMe: Who is Mark Adams?
Dec-15-10  Ulhumbrus: <HeMateMe: Who is Mark Adams?> Possibly Michael Adams, when someone has made a mistake
Dec-15-10  beenthere240: The computer gives Naka a whopping 0.08 point advantage. Hold onto your hats.
Dec-15-10  Atking: My impression is Nakamura wants to finish second but the position is draw at lesure. I can't imagine the mistake to favor oine or the other player. All was decided yesterday when Nakamura haved Mc Shane and Kramnik, Carlsen in the ropes.
Dec-15-10  turbo231: <Ulhumbrus: The commentators on the official site have said that Kasparov is not going to appear in the commentary box after all, and have ended the transmission>

They've gone home early everyday of this tourney, it must be tea time.

Dec-15-10  beenthere240: 49....Ra5 doesn't quite win the pawn after 50. Rb5
Dec-15-10  Ulhumbrus: This looks like a draw
Dec-15-10  Ulhumbrus: Karpov won playing White with a rook and three pawns against a rook and two pawns in the game Karpov vs Hort, 1979 but in that game Black's pawns were not on the h and f files but on the h and e files and Karpov was able to play f4 and g5 without the opposition of Black's e6 pawn.
Dec-15-10  Ulhumbrus: I am off for now. My present forecast is a draw.
Dec-15-10  turbo231: Rats! I have to leave for doctor's appointment.
Dec-15-10
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  moronovich: I have never seen a tournament with such a high percentage of bishopendings! Naka - Adams is a draw of course.
One of the best tournaments I have ever witnessed.Kudos to the organizers.
Dec-15-10
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  chessgames.com: Thanks to everybody for participating in this year's live broadcast of the London Chess Classic. We hope to broadcast many more live chess events in 2011.
Dec-15-10  BobCrisp: Final position is 0.00 according to <Fritz>.
Dec-15-10  BobCrisp: An elegaic eulogy to this game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNqQ...
Dec-15-10  scormus: Great tournament, and some classic games that will provide material for discussion for some time to come. Well done Luke to finish ahead of Naka and Kramnik, level with Vishy, and to beat magnus. Thanks CG for the coverage
Dec-15-10  beenthere240: It's cruel crediting Adams with a 2040 rating. He's a top GM.
Dec-15-10  BobCrisp: It's a cock-up involving Mark Adams.
Dec-15-10  Marmot PFL: 21 Be3 does not seem necessary. Just get the queen off d5.
Dec-15-10  James Bowman: Seems that 20. d4 was not prudent giving up the pawn with the Bxg3 begging to be played and for what gain? He should have played 20. Qg2 then focused on his two pawn advantage in the center. I might have missed something but I love whites central pawns here.
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