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Hikaru Nakamura vs Dronavalli Harika
Tradewise Gibraltar (2015), Catalan Bay GIB, rd 2, Jan-27
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Knight Variation (A15)  ·  1-0



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  whiteshark: Dronavalli Harika
Jan-28-15  SirRuthless: A positional crush as opposed to the tactical counterattacking game in round one. Black was never better here. 20 b4! which was conceived before 16. Qb1 was played and was catalyzed by 16...Nd7, and later 19... Qe7 was a strong pseudo-sacrifice and the follow on idea Nb3-Nc5 to protect the b pawn when necessary and apply additional pressure to black was quite nice. Now the tougher opponents should begin to appear for Nakamura.
Jan-28-15  spysfi: "Harika" in Greek means "Nice to meet you"!! "Harika Hikaru" would have been a great pun for Greek chessgamers...
Jan-28-15  marapatti123: She should have exchanged queens.
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  Penguincw: < She should have exchanged queens. >

I agree. Perhaps time trouble lead to a miscalculation?

Jan-28-15  dehanne: Nakamura the ladykiller.
Jan-28-15  SirRuthless: She was done well before that chance to trade Qs. This game was lost after 24...Nf3?! But the computer already loves white after 20.b4!
Feb-01-15  Ulhumbrus: After 14...Nxd5!? instead of 14...exd5 one of Andrew Martin's comments on another game suggests that Black's c pawn is isolated but it also keeps White's pieces out of the central point d4

After 14...ed Black has the hanging pawns. It is up to him to find a way to make them a weapon or at least a defensible target.

16...Nd7 withdraws a piece instead of advancing it. One alternative to 16...Nd7 is 16...d4

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