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Hikaru Nakamura vs Anish Giri
16th Unive Tournament (2012), Hoogeveen NED, rd 1, Oct-21
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67)  ·  1-0

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Oct-21-12
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  tamar: Giri rocking back and forth. Black would have liked to play 29...Qf5, but 30 Qd6 Qc2 31 Nxf7! was very dangerous. Of course Black does not have to go pawn hunting, but has no play otherwise.
Oct-21-12
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  tamar: Memories of the last game between the two Nakamura vs A Giri, 2012 favor Nakamura, who won brilliantly when Giri lost the thread in an even position.
Oct-21-12  Marmot PFL: With opposite color bishops likely, this doesn't look winnable either, but you never know.
Oct-21-12  LIFE Master AJ: Go Nak.
Oct-21-12  waustad: <brankat>I know that this is not a timely response, but I've read in some tournament regs that alcohol is forbidden at that specific tournament. I've had a beer while playing in a USCF tournament, but that was a long time ago.
Oct-21-12  waustad: You might ask <domdaniel> about the rules in Shannon for their annual big weekender.
Oct-21-12
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  tamar: Nakamura looking interested in the position, shooting Giri a glance after 37...h5 like "You're playing that?"
Oct-21-12  achieve: <tamar> Where have you found the webcam? For the life of me I can't find it....
Oct-21-12
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  tamar: http://www.univechess.nl/live

Should be right under the games.

Oct-21-12  SCUBA diver: Black just gave away the e pawn.
Oct-21-12
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  tamar: Tricky play by Black. If 42 Rxe6 b6 43 Nxa6 Rxa6 is about equal, while 42 Nxe6 b6 also poses questions for how to get the knight out.

Nakamura plays 42 a5 emphasizing that he holds the cards still.

Oct-21-12  bubuli55: Getting rid of g5 pawn at some point with pf4 will weaken B's e6 pawn. A ticket no win or no where :)
Oct-21-12
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  ketchuplover: Other games was a draw.
Oct-21-12
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  tamar: Nakamura looking less engaged. If all he has is 43 Re1 Bd8 44 Ra1 he probably should have taken the e pawn when offered.
Oct-21-12  achieve: <tamar> thank you....

Come on, Nak! - show us what's possible here...

Oct-21-12  achieve: Both players impeccably dressed - not necessarily "shaved", Nak, but it's passable, the quasi rough look.
Oct-21-12  waustad: The most interesting game I've seen today was Grandelius vs Piatseski in the open section: http://www.univechess.nl/live/live-... and click on the open link.
Oct-21-12
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  tamar: Here we go. Naka has found his winning attempt.
Oct-21-12  bubuli55: There they go but I don't see it. Playing out the draw?
Oct-21-12
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  whiteshark: Well, why not try to create a passer on the g-file.
Oct-21-12
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  tamar: Probably a draw now. 54 Kg2 was too slow.
Oct-21-12
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  tamar: 59 f4 Forward Nakamirich!

But it would have been more dangerous on move 54.

Oct-21-12
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  tamar: No time, but Naka will kick himself for missing 61 g6! if he draws this game.
Oct-21-12
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  tamar: Wow. 61...Be7 allows 62 g6 again. Nakamura plays it!
Oct-21-12
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  tamar: How tweet it is!
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