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Alexander Grischuk vs Hikaru Nakamura
London Chess Classic (2015), London ENG, rd 1, Dec-04
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Dec-04-15  kamagong24: Quite an exciting Berlin to my surprise!

13... c5 looks new

Dec-04-15  abhishikt: Hikaru thought 40 minutes for that c5 move.
Dec-04-15  Mehem: Black was winning after 26... Rc8!

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and there's no good defence for Nc7. The main difference between this move and the played 26... Ra7 is that after 27.Rd7 Nf5 28.Bf2□ 28... Bd6 doesn't work - White can play 29.Nd5! ⩱

Dec-05-15  sarutobie2608: nakamura's tactical awareness is exceptional. Naka you slippery eel!
Dec-05-15  Ulhumbrus: One of the things which Grischuk said in the commentary box was that after 13 Kh2 the thrust 13...c5 became more effective. I don't remember the reasons which Grischuk gave but Grischuk's remarks suggest that the GMs at this level understand the effect that the choice of 13 Kh2 has upon the effectiveness of the thrust 13...c5.
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  alexmagnus: <nakamura's tactical awareness is exceptional. >

Funny how you write that after a post showing how Nakamura missed a win :D

Dec-05-15  fisayo123: I've noticed Nakamura hasn't been playing as well in the last few tournaments, at least in comparison to his level for most of 2015. If this game was played in the 1st half of the year, I'm sure he'll have won it.
Dec-05-15  DrChopper: Why not 29...Bxd7 30.exd7 Nf7 ??
Dec-05-15  Ulhumbrus: If after 14 Ndb5 the knight can be forced back to a3 where it is out of play this suggests 14 Nd4-e2

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