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Hikaru Nakamura vs Daniil Dubov
Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals (2020) (rapid), INT, rd 1, Aug-09
Sicilian Defense: Classical. Fianchetto Variation (B58)  ·  0-1



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  0ZeR0: After 47.b4 it appears that no matter what black does the knight is lost. But Dubov finds the incredible resource (in fact the only idea that wins) 47...Rh3+ 48.Kg2 Rg3+ 49.Kh2 Rb3 which only works if one sees that after 50.Ba6 Rxb4 51.Rb8 Rb6 52.Bxb7 Rb3 white cannot ever move his rook without losing the bishop. An excellent endgame by the young Dubov. Nepo even made a tweet expressing his appreciation of it.
Aug-11-20  Ulhumbrus: If after 15 Qe2 Rfc8 16 Ne3 allows the exchange sacrifice 16...Rxe4 one alternative to 15 Qe2 is 15 Qd3 so that after 15...Rfc8 16 Ne3 Black does not have the option of the exchange sacrifice 16...Rxe4

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