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Teimour Radjabov vs Hikaru Nakamura
Gashimov Memorial (2014), Shamkir AZE, rd 4, Apr-23
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Pin Defense (D12)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Apr-23-14
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  JointheArmy: Good to know Nakamura knew the Vancura position!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rook_a...

Apr-23-14
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  cro777: Drawing with Vancura position:

Defender rook attacks pawn from the rank (from b6 in the following diagram)

Position after 61.Kd4


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The rook on the 6th rank in this setup is a draw, but Black needs to know the correct defence: the Vancura position.

61...Rb6! The only move to draw.

Nakamura: "Vanèura Defense... All I could remember was Botvinnik-Fischer from the 1962 Olympiad."

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