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Hikaru Nakamura vs Ray Robson
"America's Got Talent" (game of the day Jun-07-2012)
US Championship (2012), St Louis, MO USA, rd 3, May-10
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov Variation (B76)  ·  1-0

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May-26-12  apexin: This is amazing, what a finish.
May-26-12  Oxnard: That is a beautiful finish.
Jun-07-12  xthred: Thanks, Chess Network. Enjoyed the analysis.
Jun-07-12
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  HeMateMe: Great pun, many smooth fineses by Naka. Maybe chess in America isn't dead, after all?
Jun-07-12  SamAtoms1980: Nakamura in this game was pure money.
Jun-07-12
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  mike1: yes, good game, great pun... wrong result! Nakamura is no longer a talent....
Jun-07-12  felix90: What if instead 46...Be7+ ? Because Black can with that move either equalize or bring the rook and the queen...
Jun-07-12  psmith: <offramp> "Russian 18 year olds..."

I believe Robson is 17.

Jun-07-12  belgradegambit: Nice pun! Robson actually handled the black side well. 12...Qc8 is a relatively new move and is likely better than moving a rook there. In the Dragon Black will typically be willing to give a rook for White's DSB every time.
Jun-07-12  Llawdogg: Wow! What a king walk by Naka! I would have been way too scared to do something like that. Amazing!
Jun-07-12
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  kevin86: What a game! Black had e-file triplets,then queens one...and still loses. the two rooks on the 7th are a convincer.
Jun-07-12
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  kevin86: BTW,isn't that Kevin Donaldson from SPACE CAMP?
Jun-07-12  DanielBryant: <mike1> "Nakamura is no longer a talent"? What are you talking about?
Jun-07-12  Jim Bartle: I think he means he's no longer a talent in the sense that you'll hear, "He's got talent, could become a really good player some day." Under that interpretation Nakamura has gone beyond talent and has become a great player.
Jun-07-12  Tiggler: Tiggler: <David2009>< Join the game at move 42 (White to play): Enjoy finding the win against Crafty End Game Trainer: http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t...>...

Thanks for this: good fun. Naka's line does win, though Crafty deviates from Robson's line with 47...Be7+. 48.Rxe7+ seems necessary then, not Nxe7

Jun-07-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: Nakamura's Best Games
Jun-07-12  notyetagm: http://www.chessbase.com/cbm/reeh20...
Jun-07-12  pmukerji: Man, this is pure beauty!

<felix90> I'm not sure but I think if 46. .. Be7+ then 47. Nxe7 still threating mate on b8. Now I think black must check either with the queen or rook and in both cases white covers by bringing the knight back to d5 and the mate becomes immediately inevitable unless black sacs the queen.

But what if black plays 46. ... Rh3. I think we will have, 47. Rxh3 Bh4 followed by white exchanging 2 rooks for the black queen and bishop. This leaves white with a knight and 3 pawns and black with a knight and 2 pawns. I think white still wins because of the advanced pawn on c5 in an end game.

Jun-08-12  Tiggler: <pmukerji> and <felix90> If 46...Be7+, then 47.R(either)xe7+ is essential, not Nxe7. See my previous post, but there I gave the wrong move numbers. If you go to <David2009>'s link, you can try it out against Crafty.
Jun-08-12  Tiggler: <pmukerji>
(46...Rh3 47.Rb8+ Bd8 48.Nc7+ Kf8 49.Rxd8+ Qe8 50.Rxe8#)

1-0

Jun-15-12  PaulLovric: excitement plus
Aug-30-12  Jambow: Great fun game nice job by both players but Nakamura's walking on the edge and not flinching was what put this over the top.
Oct-25-12
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  thegoodanarchist: < mike1: yes, good game, great pun... wrong result! <<Nakamura is no longer a talent>...>>

Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?

Aug-13-14  rickycota: If 46...Be7+ 47.Rbxe7+ Qxe7+ 48. Rxe7+ Kf8 or Kd8 49. c6 and its over already
Feb-03-15  gmelfranco: hay que admitir el talento que tiene naka juega muy bien domina los tiempos y los ataques dobles - digno gmi!!
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