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Hikaru Nakamura vs Joshua E Friedel
New Hampshire op 50th (2000), rd 3
Scotch Game: Classical Variation (C45)  ·  1-0

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Apr-03-06  millert: So instead of 34. ... Qd3 Friedel should have played 34. ... Qd4 which wins. Correct?
Apr-05-07  rwbean: Yep, 34... Qd4 and the eval is >+11 with Glaurung at depth 19. I came to this game playing Chess88 by Don Berg as White at Level 6 (in DOSBox under Mac OS X) against Glaurung 1.2.1 as Black. Chess88 plays this strange move 6. Nxc6. Glaurung plays 7... Qxb2 at depth 20 (eval +0.60). According to chesslive.de, Nakamura has a score of 3/3 with 6. Nxc6 as White, but no-one tried 7... Qxb2 against him yet; only 7... dxc6. In the 6 games at chesslive.de with 7... Qxb2, Black scores 5.5/6.
Jul-08-09  WhiteRook48: I can't see what happens after 34...Qd4 35 Kxc2
Jul-09-09  DWINS: <WhiteRook48>, If 34...Qd4 35.Kxc2 Bxe4+ 36.Bxe4 Qxe4+ 37.Kc1 Qe3+ 38.Kb1 Qd3+ 39.Kb2 Qxf1
Jul-12-11
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  perfidious: This game was played on the board next to mine, and I remember thinking that White was more than a little fortunate to survive.

Playing through this, eleven years on, hasn't done anything to change my mind.

Jul-12-11
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  chancho: 34...Bxe4 35.Bxe4 Rd2 looks good enough, no?
Jul-13-11
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  perfidious: <rwbean> and <chancho>: How about 34....Qa3 35.Kxc2 Qxa2+ 36.Kc3 Bxe4 37.Rxe4 Qd2+ 38.Kc4 Qc1+?

This phase of the game was marked by mutual time shortage, so it's hardly surprising that some possibilities were overlooked.

Dec-31-11  VinnyRoo2002: Are you a GM perfidious?
Jan-14-13
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  perfidious: < VinnyRoo2002: Are you a GM perfidious?>

Definitely not-played numerous GMs during my career, beat several at blitz, but nowhere near that class.

Jun-22-19  rwbean: Forced mate in 25 ... 34... Qd4 35. Kxc2 Bxe4+ 36. Bxe4 Qxe4+ 37. Kc1 Qe3+ 38. Kb1 Qd3+ 39. Kb2 Qxf1 40. Qc5 Qe2+ 41. Ka3 Qd2 42. Qc6 Qa5+ 43. Kb2 Rd2+ 44. Kc1 Re2 45. Qc2 Rxc2+ 46. Kxc2 Qxa2+ 47. Kd3 Qxh2 48. Kc4 Qxg3 49. b4 g5 50. Kd4 Qd6+ 51. Ke3 Qxb4 52. Ke2 Qc3 53. Kf2 g4 54. Kg2 Qf3+ 55. Kg1 Qe2 56. Kh1 g3 57. Kg1 Qf2+ 58. Kh1 Qf1#

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