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Hikaru Nakamura vs Gata Kamsky
"America's Got Talent" (game of the day Aug-13-2014)
Sinquefield Cup (2013), Saint Louis, MO USA, rd 2, Sep-10
Sicilian Defense: Kan Variation. Wing Attack (B43)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-10-13  SirRuthless: Nakamura was at < 2:30 from move 32 to move 40. A great finish in bad time pressure.
Sep-10-13  Pantagruel: Maurice Ashley: What do you do tomorrow after losing two games? Gata Kamsky: "I do what I always do -- I go and play chess."
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  offramp: Good quote from Kamsky. It's unusual for him to be the tail-ender. But he won't be dispirited; he'll give his best right to the end.
Sep-10-13  Marmot PFL: Kamsky played well up until the critical moves near time control, just as yesterday. maybe the more prudent course was to play the Marshall and look for the draw, then come back with white later on.
Sep-11-13  Marmot PFL: By playing well I meant good middle game moves after a suspect opening. Black may not have anything better than 32...Bb7 (threatening Qd5) 33 Qf4 Qxf4 34 Rxf4 Be4 and a draw seems likely. So possibly white (who was also low on time) also could improve earlier.
Sep-13-13  Ulhumbrus: How does White play against the Taimanov system? In this game White provides one answer: develop the king's rook to e1 and after the intermediate a4 and reply ...b4 play the sacrifice Nc3-d5
Sep-13-13  master of defence: Why not the obvious 35...dxc4?
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  paulalbert: After 35... dxc4, I think 36 Rd6 by white, threatening Rb6ch is devastating. 36 ...Qxd6 Qxd6 37 cxb3 cxb3 38 Rxb3 could be considered, but I think white should win without too much trouble at the GM level; the R on b3 can get picked off in some variations by a Q ch on e6. White's R on the f file is going to get active on the open c or d file with lots of attacking possibilities for white. This is just as strictly amateur view without the benefit of any engine or detailed analysis, but I think it's essentially correct.
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  paulalbert: Correction: 'as" should be "a"
Sep-14-13  Willchess: I think bad opening play by Kamsky for
his standards
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  al wazir: But the talent isn't native.
Aug-13-14  ChessYouGood: What a strange name to give to a game between a Japanese guy and a Russian.
Aug-13-14  jokerman: @master of defence: Why not the obvious 35...dxc4? Because of 36. Rd6 and suddenly white has ideas of playing Rb6+ and Qxa5++
Aug-13-14  Olavi: <CYG> A tartar, you mean.
Aug-13-14  Conrad93: <What a strange name to give to a game between a Japanese guy and a Russian.>

Both Kamsky and Nakamura are American.

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  kevin86: After all the exchanges, black was lost.
Aug-13-14  posoo: But DIS is a recycled PUN? WHAT IS GOING ON?

Nakamura vs Robson, 2012

All da while I have plenty of puns saved up dat could have used.

Aug-13-14  Castleinthesky: Good catch <posoo>! Negative on originality points for this pun.
Aug-13-14  SirRuthless: Recycled pun is recycled.

How about <"Hikary dickory Nak,">?

Aug-13-14  Nicocobas: I don't get the meaning of the pun. If its purpose is to refer to these two talented American players, I don't know why it particularly suits this game.
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  WannaBe: <Nicocobas> It's a TV show in U.S.

Aug-13-14  Nicocobas: Thanks, <WannaBe>. I find some of these puns rather esoteric. I've lived in the U.S. since 1962 and still didn't get it.(I don't watch T.V. that much; that might be why.)
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  WannaBe: You are not missing much!! =)
Aug-13-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: The real test of 35 ... dxc4, I think, is the line

35 ... dxc4
36 Rd6 Qxd6
37 Qxd6 Rxc2
38 Rd1

White has now cleared f1, defanging ... Rg2+, and he threatens mate starting with Qe7+, so Black doesn't seem to have time to establish an advanced passed queenside pawn.

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