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Wang Hao vs Hikaru Nakamura
FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013), Elancourt FRA, rd 4, Sep-25
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Sep-25-13  Ulhumbrus: Suppose that on 19...0-0 White tries to arrange the queen attack b4-b5. On 19...0-0 20 Bxd6 Qxd6 21 b5 cb 22 ab a5 blocks White's attempted queen side attack. If White can't gain the advantage by the attack b5, he has to gain it from the moves f4 and e5. In that case perhaps Bf4 is not as good as it looks, as it obstructs the move f4 for White.
Sep-25-13  chessdgc2: 1. axb5 then ...a5!
Sep-25-13  boz: DomD, yes maybe not crazy but committal, dangerous and possibly effective
Sep-25-13  mike1: what happen after 21.Qd5?
Sep-25-13  chessdgc2: boz: Right on!
Sep-25-13  boz: If 21.Qd5 Nc3 threatening ...Nxe2+.
Sep-25-13  chessdgc2: White doesn't have to take at b5...he's got better moves, but what are they?
Sep-25-13  The Last Straw: 23...♘xe2+ 24. ♔h2 ♕xb7 23.♗xb7 ♖a7
Sep-25-13  chessdgc2: Whatever White's better move(s) were apart from the text (axb5) might not have involved the Q as I figured, 1. Qd5 was a good choice for White, maybe not
Sep-25-13  boz: Wang went for the Qd5 line. Let's see what happens. Could lead to major trades.
Sep-25-13  talisman: <Domdaniel> <black needs to castle> thanks for that line and your reply...looks like you were right!
Sep-25-13  Ulhumbrus: <chessdgc2: 1. axb5 then ...a5!> On 21 ab a5 the move 22 Qd5 makes a skewer on the long diagonal but then 22...Nc3 forks the queen and e2 pawn. On 23 Qxb7 Nxe2+ 24 Kh1 Qxb7 25 Bxb7 Ra7 25 Bc6+ Kd8 seems worth taking a look at
Sep-25-13
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  Domdaniel: Wow. I completely missed this continuation, along with the Queen exchange...
Sep-25-13  Strongest Force: Even if Nak has not consolidated, he can be like a pit bull terrier with a extra pawn.
Sep-25-13
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  Domdaniel: <talisman> True, Black didn't castle ... but nor did he push any of the kingside pawns, as I thought he might.
Sep-25-13  chessdgc2: Yes, Naka has compensation for the lack of development
Sep-25-13  Robin01: Wow, leave for a few moments and the whole position changes dramatically!
Sep-25-13  boz: Wang can win back the pawn immediately and the endgame might be a draw.

27...Kf8 is interesting. Naka must want to keep an eye on the e7 square.

Sep-25-13  Robin01: Why would black play 27...Kf8? I do not understand that move.
Sep-25-13  boz: Playchess says Naka in fact castled.
Sep-25-13  boz: This position looks wrong. In any case it is probably going to be a drawm R+P endgame.
Sep-25-13  chessdgc2: Robin01: I totally agree with you...1...00 seemed much better
Sep-25-13  boz: Grischuk-Caruana is the game to watch.
Sep-25-13  Ulhumbrus: With 26...d3! Nakamura has found a way to make his pawn count. If White has to relinquish his bishop pair in order to regain it this suggests that White has let slip at least a part of his advantage.
Sep-25-13  haydn20: Maybe Black could have maintained a slight initiative with 31...Rb8 32. Bxb6 Rxb6 33. Reb2 f5, but maybe Hikaru felt there wasn't enough there & just cashed in the draw. White seemed to have a plus till move or 12 or so, but Black played well to equalize.
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