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Vasilios Kotronias vs Hikaru Nakamura
World Team Championship (2010), Bursa TUR, rd 7, Jan-11
Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42)  ·  0-1



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  HeMateMe: Nice piece play by Naka in the early middlegame, diffusing his cramped position. We Petroff players find this instructive.
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  whiteshark: <28.Nf5> looks like a good move. Ideas: to play Nd6 or g4.

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If <28...Bxf5 29.Bxf6 gxf6 30.Bxf5 Rxe3 31.fxe3>,

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and if there is an advantage, it's surely on the white side.

Jan-11-10  Chlipchlop: Ouch ! The counter-attack hurts... xp
Jan-11-10  SirChrislov: 37.♘g3?!
<37.♕f2 ♗d7 38.♗f3 ♗c6 39. b3 ♕d8 40.♗d1 ♕e7 +0.70 >

<40.♘xe3 ♘f6 41.♕h4 ♕d8 42.♕xh6 ♖h8 43.♕g5 ♘e4 44.♕g4 ♖h4 45.♕f3 ♘d2 46.♕f2 ♘e4 47.♕f3 ♘d2 +0.00 => -Rybka Aquarium.

Jan-11-10  frogbert: sirchrislov, white should improve sooner than that:

31. rg3! is stronger than the text's 31. qg3 (which still is decent).

34. qf3! is much better than 34. be2?!

after 34. qf3 rybka has it as at least +1.1 for white

but it's long and complicated and easy to go wrong, for both players.

Jan-11-10  Marmot PFL: Maybe white should get some credit for trying to win in a position where it would have been easy to trade down and draw. But its very risky to complicate the game when time is low, especially when the opponent is rated over a hundred points higher.
Jan-11-10  laskersteinitz: Someone on the USCF site noted that Kotronias co-authored a book called "Beating the Petroff." If Nakamura's opening choice isn't a coincidence, he really takes taunting to a whole new level!!!
Jan-11-10  frogbert: <he really takes taunting to a whole new level>

well, he's not the first one:

carlsen played the kid against kasparov in 2004.

carlsen invited to a nimzo game against nimzo-indian expert, gm and author chris ward in 2003 (carlsen wasn't even an im yet).

when carlsen scored his final gm norm in dubai 2004, he invited to and accepted a king's gambit from leading king's gambit practitioner alexei fedorov.

he's pulled that "trick" several more times too, sometimes successfully and sometimes less so (he was demolished by kasparov in their kid rapid game in 2004 - after which carlsen made the memorable comment "i played like a child"... :o)

Jan-11-10  timhortons: <carlsen invited to a nimzo game against nimzo-indian expert, gm and author chris ward in 2003 (carlsen wasn't even an im yet).>

yawn, im sleepy now.

Jan-11-10  Marmot PFL: <Kotronias co-authored a book called "Beating the Petroff." >

maybe he is saving the best lines for the next edition.

Jan-11-10  ycbaywtb: maybe his next edition will be "allowing a passed pawn to the Petroff, and how to resign"


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  JointheArmy: <Someone on the USCF site noted that Kotronias co-authored a book called "Beating the Petroff." If Nakamura's opening choice isn't a coincidence, he really takes taunting to a whole new level!!!>

This is why Nakamura is the most exciting player in chess today. Most talented as well, IMO.

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