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Vladimir Fedoseev vs Hikaru Nakamura
World Cup (2017), Tbilisi GEO, rd 3, Sep-10
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48)  ·  1-0



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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Incredibly, the database has zero games with 7.Nxe5. The 6...c6 variation first appears as recently as 2000, and Black had won all of the games until now. Calling Black's bluff certainly worked out well in this game, but I have a feeling the silicon monsters have their work cut out for them.
Sep-10-17  malt: Good game by Fedoseev, move 25.Nf6

If 25...gf6 26.R:d7 Qg8 27.Q:f6+ Ng7
28.Q:h4 Qe6 29.Rff7

Sep-10-17  ptrckmackay: Why not 23..,Nxe5
Sep-10-17  Marmot PFL: Isn't black supposed to play 7...d5 instead of 0-0? Maybe he is still OK with 10...d5, trading bishops seems like a silly idea.
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  HeMateMe: serious beat down, looked like a lot of home prep.
Sep-11-17  ex0duz: Wow. Naka walked right into that it seems. 7.Nxf7 was definitely prepared by Fedoseev. After seeing the results of the sac, i will admit that i like the position that arises after the exchanges too.

It looks like it's really easy/natural to play as white, harder for black to find all the right moves/plans.

Extra rook and dominating the open lines and having strong advanced center pawns is pretty deadly. I like whites position after 22.Rad1

Sep-11-17  Roark: 10...Ne6? according to the machines. ±
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  yiotta: I used to think the Four Knights was dull, but looky here!

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