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Sergey Karjakin vs Hikaru Nakamura
FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 1, May-14
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov Variation (B76)  ·  1/2-1/2



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May-14-15  zoren: So why didn't Nakamura press here?
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  Mrcomputer55: A rapid game? In Khanty Mansik, in 2010 I was there with the Olympiad!
May-14-15  1d410: <zoren> I also wondered why they did not continue.
May-14-15  SirRuthless: I don't see how either side can make progress, It seems a dangerous ide for black to open up the position on the kingside with gxh idea and f6 also seems risky. The bishop could become more powerful than the knight in those endgames. How white dislodges his king from c2 and makes any progress is also a mystery. I just don't see any way for either side to go forward without taking on unnecessary risk in a game 1. Any ideas?
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  cro777: Why Nakamura did not continue?

The final position

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Nakamura had considered the folowing line:

31. h6 f5 32. Bf3 Nd7 33. Re3 Nb8 34. Rdd3 Na6 35. Rxc3 Nb4+ 36. Kb2

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Here, he didn't see winning chances for Black and offered a draw.

May-25-15  belgradegambit: After 9. g4, 9...Bxg4 originally received !! as a TN in Informant many years ago. The variations are tricky but the sacrifice has since proved to be unsound. When White plays 10. O-O-O (IMHO Nxe6 is much better) I always get a smile on my face. After 14...b5 we have this position:

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White has to go for the ending or Black's attack is crushing.

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