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Hikaru Nakamura vs Andrei Volokitin
Cuernavaca Young Masters (2006), Cuernavaca MEX, rd 2, Feb-04
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch. Capablanca Variation (E29)  ·  1-0



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  Chnebelgrind: The revenge for Nakamura vs A Volokitin, 2005; and A Volokitin vs Nakamura, 2005. It seems that Nakamura feels fit!
Feb-04-06  Drudge: Does anyone have a collection of games where a GM stacks 3 pawns on top of each other like Nakamura did here on move 13. dxc5, and win?

Any 3 pawn stack wins
vs 3 pawn stack loses would be interesting comparison of collections?


Feb-04-06  euripides: <drudge>have a look at Smyslov's games against the Winawer e.g. Smyslov vs Uhlmann, 1966
Feb-04-06  PinkPanther: <Drudge>
Hm...Nakamura only had tripled pawns for one move....but whatever, maybe this one will qualify. Leko vs Radjabov, 2003
Feb-05-06  hippatxu: <Drudge> I think u will like this one: Morozevich vs Y Pelletier, 2003
Feb-04-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: 15...d6 is a mistake according to shredder 8,15... ♕a5 is the correct move.15...♕a5 16.♗e2 ♘f6 17.♕d6! Shredder 8 also liked 20.♖ae1.
Feb-04-06  Resignation Trap: <Drudge> You may want to add this to your gallery: Van der Wiel vs Hort, 1981 .
Feb-04-06  CowardlyKnight: 51... Nd1 is a nice last swindle.
Feb-04-06  midknightblue: nice game. Naka looked good here!
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  oao2102: <Drudge> There is a famous Bobby Fischer game in which Bobby has three stacked pawns and wins. I can't remember what it is, but maybe someone else does.
Feb-08-06  zhentil: dxc5 against the Nimzo is extremely common, and one of Botvinnik's greatest contributions to opening theory. It seems slightly weaker with the pawn already on f4, however. The idea (basically) is to get the open d-file and the outpost on d5 as a base of operations. Toss a knight (or bishop, as in a famous game of Botvinnik's) into d5, and if your opponent takes it, it straightens out the pawns, with a strong passed pawn to boot.
Feb-09-06  CowardlyKnight: <Drudge> Here's a great one for your collection: Topalov vs G Minchev, 1988
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  technical draw: <oao2102> Here's a game where Fischer's opponent has 3 stacked pawns. And loses of course.Fischer vs Najdorf, 1966
Feb-09-06  mr. nice guy: Here's another fine gem from Kasparov with tripled pawns. Great game! Christiansen vs Kasparov, 1982
Feb-12-06  ReikiMaster: <Timothy Glenn Forney> Yes, 15...d6 leaves Nc6 unprotected. Still, a longish and interesting game to the end. An interesting endgame tactic was pushing a pawn to c6 not to promote it but to block off black's bishop.
Feb-16-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: Yes 15...♘f6 is a better plan,with the idea of the ♘ outposted at g4 then pushing h5,a good counter-attacking idea. Control of the h-file may have given counterplay.

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