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Gata Kamsky vs Hikaru Nakamura
Tata Steel Group A (2012), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 11, Jan-27
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack Modern Line (B76)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  kdogphs: Naka is a pawn up... why is this a draw???
Jan-27-12  Marmot PFL: After 45 Kc5 there is no way black to improve the position.
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  kdogphs: I feel like people should always play for the win... that's all... After 45) Kc5, Black looks worse despite the extra pawn. I could be wrong but it doesn't look like a draw to me...
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  Penguincw: The only game in Round 11, that was drawn.
Jan-27-12  haydn20: After 45. Kc5 any K move loses a P, and any P move loses a P, so Black moves the B (uselessly). Now White can't move the K (loses opp.)or a P, so he moves his B, uselessly, etc.
Jan-27-12  timhortons: naka is pawn up, but go check out the engine evaluation from rybka 4 to houdini, the position is equal.
Feb-10-12  RookFile: Remember that white has one advantage: it is his turn to move. That little Kc5 gives white a space advantage and limits black's options. Black can't even think of ...e5 because that pawn is going to drop, to say nothing of the f7 pawn that the b3 bishop eyes.

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