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Hikaru Nakamura vs Viswanathan Anand
Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2015) (rapid), Zurich SUI, rd 4, Feb-19
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Mikenas-Carls Variation (A15)  ·  1-0

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Feb-19-15  marapatti123: Y sac queen? Just for fun?
Feb-19-15
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  Gilmoy: Not a sac, just a straight trade of Q for RN+P. Anand must have seen it coming after <31.Nd4>, and chose to play into it with <31..Bb4>, rather than lose even more time and space before he can overpower the annoying c6 pawn.

It looked dynamically even until Anand went for the a4-pawn -- trying to win? <49..Nxa4 52.Qb7> ties Black up in an awkward 3-piece rosette -- stable, but inflexible. <53.e6!> forces the immobile protection-chain to move.

Only a rapid, so Anand may have been willing to explore a risky line. I wonder if Nakamura actually saw deeper and played <48.f5> to set it up.

Feb-20-15  archie57: Start with queen gambit accepted. Why anand play that way
Feb-22-15  abadravi: Naka U deserve . Queen trade was expensive for anand.
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