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Hikaru Nakamura vs Aleksej Aleksandrov
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), Tripoli LBA, rd 2, Jun-21
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Variation (A18)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-21-04  acirce: This is an incredibly complicated endgame all the way from move 40 or so... nice finish too. Haven't even begun to look at it in depth.
Jun-21-04  shr0pshire: I think that Nakamura is underrated. These long games that he is winning at this tournament isn't a fluke. I think his rating will improve in the future.
Jun-21-04  acirce: It is steadily increasing. A little more slowly lately, but still.

Jun-21-04  shr0pshire: i think that Nakamura is at least a 2600 player. Maybe on his good days he is as good as 2650.
Jun-21-04  MoonlitKnight: Well, Aleksandrov is 2668, and he beat him! Nakamura is a very promosing youngster in the same category as Radjabov, Karjakin and Carlsen.
Jun-21-04  aboynamedgeorge: I think Aleksandrov just tried to win too hard in the blitz at the very end. He had several clear draws he rejected for unclear continuations.
Jun-21-04  Dionyseus: I believe Aleksandrov could have forced a draw with 91...KF2.

Nicely played by Nakamura.

Jun-22-04  Fulkrum: When we were watching this game we (my chess friends and I at work) thought that Alexandrov may have blundered at move 98. It was funny we all thought that he should have played 98...g3. But now that I look at it that would also lead to mate of the black king.
Jun-22-04  iron maiden: "Blitz? We don't need no stinking blitz!"

I'm with <shr0pshire> and I think that Naka is underrated. Hopefully he can change that by making a name for himself in this tourney.

Jun-23-04  Rowson: Nice endgame here two pawns ready to promote but to no use the king is going to die. (102..Kh5 103. Ng4!! mate next move)
Aug-12-11  ToTheDeath: Wow, this is quite a finish. Classic example of Nakamura's will to win.

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