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Levon Aronian vs Hikaru Nakamura
Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (2020) (rapid), chess24.com INT, rd 1, May-23
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Two Knights Defense Blockade Line (D37)  ·  1-0

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May-24-20  Ulhumbrus: Black would like to enter a bishop versus rook ending in preference to a rook versus rook and bishop ending by 76...Rxd6 77 cxd6 Bxd6 but unfortunately for him after 76...Bxd6 White can choose instead 77 Rxb4 and after 77...Re6 ( to prevent 78 Re4 cutting the black king off even more) 78 Rd4 this rook and pawn ending seems lost for Black.
May-24-20  Ulhumbrus: Black would like to enter a bishop versus rook ending in preference to a rook versus rook and bishop ending by 76...Rxd6 77 cxd6 Bxd6 but unfortunately for him after 76...Rxd6 White can choose instead 77 Rxb4 and after 77...Re6 ( to prevent 78 Re4 cutting the black king off even more) 78 Rd4 this rook and pawn ending seems lost for Black.
May-24-20  Hype Butternut: why Nakamura didn't resign if he knew he would eventually lose?
May-25-20  Granny O Doul: It's likely he didn't know he would eventually lose until very near the end. I only knew because I saw the "1-0" up atop the display board.
May-25-20  Warriormindset: Naka didn't lose until he played 113...Ka1. If he'd have played 113...Ka3 it would have been equal and he'd have kept the draw.
May-25-20
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  OhioChessFan: I'd guess it's harder for the stronger side to win KRB vs. KR than for the weaker side to draw, especially in rapid. I've tried to win it with no clock and never pulled it off.

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