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Hikaru Nakamura vs Aleksey Dreev
Karabakh International (2005), Stepanakert ARM, rd 8, Oct-10
Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44)  ·  1-0



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Oct-21-05  refutor: even though i know this is theory, i don't believe in this gambit
Oct-27-05  aw1988: Which gambit?
Oct-27-05  azaris: I believe it's called the Anti-Moscow Gambit.
Oct-27-05  aw1988: 6...dxc4? It basically transposes as far as I can tell.
Oct-27-05  azaris: Transposes to what?
Oct-27-05  Brown: The gambit begins with whites 7.e4, allowing black to hold on to the extra c-pawn if he wishes.
Oct-27-05  aw1988: I meant to D44, but of course Brown points out otherwise. Still, it can't be bad.
Oct-27-05  Brown: What's D44's layman name?
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  WannaBe: <Brown> big bazookas, yaw-za, hubba-hubba, hot tomato, etc. =)
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  WannaBe: I am going to get in trouble with guideline #1 now.
Oct-27-05  Brown: <WannaBe> aka Fozzy!
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  WannaBe: <Brown> But seriously, D44 has the same name as D43, Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (D44).
Nov-08-05  atripodi: <I believe it's called the Anti-Moscow Gambit.> Yes, 6.Bxf6 is the Moscow Variation, with play usually going (I think) 6...Qxf6 7.e3 g6. And you may not believe this gambit <refutor> but many a player has been talked out of playing the black side of the Semi-Slav because of it.
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  waddayaplay: Nakamura annotated this game for New in Chess.

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