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Hikaru Nakamura vs Vladimir Kramnik
Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2015) (rapid), Zurich SUI, rd 2, Feb-19
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Agincourt Variation (A13)  ·  0-1



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Feb-20-15  RookFile: What a complex game.
Feb-21-15  OneArmedScissor: Ok, why not <36. Nxb2> ?
Feb-21-15  Nerwal: 36. ♘xb2 ♘e5 then ♘f3+ with a winning attack on the light squares.
Feb-21-15  Gilmoy: I saw <35..Bxb2> 36.Nxb2 Ne5 37.Q(e2,h3) Nf3+ <now 38.Kg2 39.Qd5, or 38.Kf1 Rxe3 look ghastly> 38.Kh1 38.Rxe3 fxe3 <38.Bc6 Bxc4 unclear; 38.Qd5 Qg2 oops> 39.Bc6:

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Naka might have very quickly (in, or near, rapid scramble?) decided that the entire line sucketh for defense.

Maybe you need a computer or an hour to see that 36.Nxb2 actually wins. Kramnik sacking is already very scary.

Feb-26-15  positionalgenius: Great game from Kramnik here.
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