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Nikita Vitiugov vs Hikaru Nakamura
Reggio Emilia (2011), Reggio Emilia ITA, rd 1, Dec-27
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense (D37)  ·  0-1



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  Penguincw: Black is going to crash through on d1 now.
Dec-27-11  Gowe: Good shot, Penguin.
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  Penguincw: < Gowe: Good shot, Penguin. >

Thanks. :)

Dec-27-11  James Bowman: Lol Nakamura is showing a more mature game, the c pawn was headed for the endzone by plan from the get.
Dec-27-11  fyjx: why is this game different from the one posted on
Dec-27-11  Bobsterman3000: So, 10..c4 is a true novelty?
Dec-27-11  Kinghunt: It seems Nakamura learned a thing or two from his last loss to Carlsen about how opposite color bishop endings aren't always drawn.
Dec-28-11  Atking: Nakamura just shows why he can play among chess elite. White (2724) didn't make major mistake just estimated black c pawn value wrongly. 31.e4?! but Black is already better. 38.Bxa5? but White is already lost.

<Kinghunt> It's always better to be on the good side of an opposite color Bishop ending :(

Dec-28-11  Jambow: With rooks still on the board as opposed to just the opposite colored bishops it's definitely full of play, remove the rooks and it's dead drawn providing it's whites turn.
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  Check It Out: <fyjx>
Was that the game that ended in a bishop vs knight endgame draw, but the end score was 0-1? I saw that too and wondered what was up.
Dec-28-11  Shams: One of the smoother Nakamura wins in recent memory. Everything is very workmanlike.

Vitiugov must have simply not have appreciated how strong Black's 31...Nf4 was.

Dec-28-11  master of defence: What happens after 35. Bxh6?
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  WannaBe: <master of defence> Probably 35...c2

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