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Wesley So vs Daniel Naroditsky
US Championship (2015), St Louis, MO USA, rd 1, Apr-01
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Kmoch Variation (E20)  ·  1-0



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Apr-01-15  shintaro go: Simply outplayed
Apr-01-15  Marmot PFL: 32...Nxc4?? just loses, in a position where white's extra doubled pawn wasn't worth much.
Apr-01-15  Steve.Patzer: Would 46....Rb5 survive?
Apr-01-15  bubuli55: 46...Rb5


Black R would have to take White N otherwise a mate

Apr-02-15  tessathedog: I happen to think that Black played very well, and was a little unlucky to lose this. His 24...d6 was a very deep, creative pawn scrifice (if 27 c5 Rb8!), and even the decisive error on move 32 was a creative idea...usually, a key in-between move like 33...g5 is the clever twist which makes a combination work, but in this case it seems Daniel misassessed the ending after 35...Ra4. He probably thought "very good drawing chances", whereas it actually seems to be lost as the White minor pieces and Rook are able to generate a strong attack on Black's King (it wasn't really an ending after all!). I can't agree with shintaro go'a comment that Black was "simply outplayed"...I thought it was a very competitive game.
Apr-02-15  dunkenchess: blind as a rat.
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