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Jon Ludvig Hammer vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
FIDE Grand Prix Moscow (2017), Moscow RUS, rd 2, May-13
Pirc Defense: 150 Attack (B07)  ·  0-1



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May-13-17  Dirkster: Nice game by Nepo! Was there a better defense for White after Black's 39...a5 and 40...a4? I don't have a search engine, so... (I know - how do I survive???)
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  thegoodanarchist: It wasn't Hammer time.

White got mated OTB!

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Somehow, I too have managed to survive without an engine.

<It wasn't Hammer time.> More like time to get hammered.

What immediately looked wrong to me was when white removed the rook from the h-file with 30 Rhe1. Why not, say, 30 f4 intending 31 Qh2?

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  HeMateMe: nice technique, how Nepo was able to activate his queenside pawns and allow no targets for white's LSB.
May-14-17  Sokrates: Hammer opened all corridors for Nepo's troops making the outcome inevitable.

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