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Luke McShane vs Hikaru Nakamura
London Chess Classic (2011), London ENG, rd 6, Dec-09
Sicilian Defense: French Variation (B40)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  whiteshark: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
Dec-09-11  Marmot PFL: Next I guess they trade the LSBs then eventually reach a draw. White's initiative seems to peter out which means 17 nxd4 was likely the only winning try.
Dec-09-11  talisman: Psst. the one on the right Luke.
Dec-09-11  Marmot PFL: 16 Nxd4 last message
Dec-09-11  Strongest Force: Looks DEAD even
Dec-09-11  waustad: Perhaps Mme Defarge will knit something to tell the next move.
Dec-09-11  Strongest Force: If either one lose now he should be spanked with a wooden chess board
Dec-09-11  lost in space: maybe not dead even, but even. I see a white initiative, so far not enough for something concrete.

Rb1 is better compared to Ra8. Nd4 is better comparedNe7 and Bf1 is a bit less active compared to Bd5. But the time is very much in favor of Black, So I think from a particle point of view White has be happy to draw this.

Dec-09-11  haydn20: Magnus will finally be showing up at the commentary--or so they say.
Dec-09-11  Strongest Force: White does have q-side pressure....Nak may bend a little but shouldn't break
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  tamar: Hope Magnus can comment on this position, whether he thinks White has any pressure at all
Dec-09-11  Ulhumbrus: Magnus Carlsen has entered the commentary box. Here is the link :
Dec-09-11  Xeroxx: who has the advantage?
Dec-09-11  talisman: <Xerrox> very slight pull for white
Dec-09-11  talisman: pawn takes, knight takes...♗g2??
Dec-09-11  Marmot PFL: Could have all draws today. Thats what happens when Carlsen isn't playing.
Dec-09-11  Ulhumbrus: Kramnik has enetered the commentary box. Here is tht link:
Dec-09-11  Ulhumbrus: Anand has joined Kramnik in the commentary box. Here is the link:
Dec-09-11  Ulhumbrus: Short and Howell have entered the commentary box. Here is the link:
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  Penguincw: Wow. A well fought out game.
Dec-09-11  Ulhumbrus: Nakamura and McShane have entered the commentary box. Here is the link:
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  Penguincw: < Ulhumbrus >

What about Adams and Howell?

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  whiteshark: Well, today the fun-o-meter wasn't that active. TG, it's Friday.
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  Penguincw: < whiteshark: Well, today the fun-o-meter wasn't that active. TG, it's Friday. >

Doesn't surprise me.

Dec-21-11  Xeroxx: game of the year?
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