chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Kayden Troff vs Hikaru Nakamura
US Championship (2015), St Louis, MO USA, rd 8, Apr-09
Benoni Defense: Fianchetto Variation (A62)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 3,174 more games of Nakamura
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: As you play through the game, you can get the FEN code for any position by right-clicking on the board and choosing "Copy Position (EPD)". Copy and paste the FEN into a post to display a diagram.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 6 OF 6 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Apr-09-15  lost in space: As white I would decide to lose on time
Apr-09-15  SirRuthless: The tactical flourish resulted from a positional instability inherent in this structure. When you have to win with black, you make the position unstable and then outplay your opponent in the complications.
Apr-09-15  cornflake: < SirRuthless: The tactical flourish resulted from a positional instability inherent in this structure. When you have to win with black, you make the position unstable and then outplay your opponent in the complications. >\

I see what you are saying ,but the lines resulting from Qh6 are in no way non concrete and positional. Naka is beating most of his opponents because, frankly, they aren't in his league tactically.

Apr-09-15  Absentee: I just tuned in and - what a massacre.
Apr-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Even if White survives the attack he is down two pawns so the endgame would be hopeless
Apr-09-15  AdolfoAugusto: From a good/better position to a mating attack/minus 2 pawns in just a few moves... I thought it just happened in my games...
Apr-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  scormus: and W only gets 1 spite check :(
Apr-09-15  Marmot PFL: An experience for white to learn from - Yasser Seirawan
Apr-09-15  boz: Naka appears to have played the precise computer variation outlined by Ashley about a half-hour ago.

Speaking of Ashley, I don't know how he does it. An inexhaustible store of energetic outbursts.

Apr-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: What a game! Congrats to Nakamura! The funny thing is, 32.Qg5+ actually accelerated White getting mated according to the engines. Of course it was completely hopeless at that point anyway.
Apr-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Even if Troff wanted to try to save the position, he simply doesn't have enough (much) time.

With this win, Nakamura temporarily has a one point lead in the tournament; Robson is currently slightly inferor against Shankland.

Apr-09-15  cornflake: He's not No 3. on the FIDE list for nothing.
Apr-09-15  boz: Naka not impressed with his own play. Hard on himself, but that's alright.
Apr-09-15  cornflake: < boz: Naka not impressed with his own play. Hard on himself, but that's alright.>

Well I'm impressed with his play (tactically at least).

Apr-09-15  boz: Yes, his best game here so far imho.
Apr-09-15  Marmot PFL: Naka says he sees better moves right after he makes a move. But the move played usually seems better than the one he suggests. maybe the non-verbal, intuitive part of the brain (fast thinking) plays the moves and then the slower, verbal part (slow thinking) criticizes them.
Apr-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Naka admitted that if he had played Carlsen or Aronian like he did in this game, he would have lost.
Apr-09-15  Marmot PFL: Sure Carlsen would improve on Troff's moves, and almost as important play much faster, but even he is human.
Apr-09-15  Marmot PFL: Anyway So is just a piece down and Robson isn't winning so it is a good day so far for Naka.
Apr-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < Penguincw: Even if Troff wanted to try to save the position, he simply doesn't have enough (much) time. >

Correction to my own post. I didn't realize that the position is a mate in 1, so obviously there is no "save".

Apr-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Wonderful. Black' position was over-flowing with some very cute lines.

Cannot wait to get a board to see if my Rook sac idea works. Instead of Rxe4 I was wanting to play Rae8. (get all the men involved) and if Nf3 which traps the Black Queen then Rf5 Black cannot take it exf5 as Ng4 is mate.

Trying to work through the non-tasking variations in my mind. Hitting some sly tricks and traps. Also getting murky with no diagram to look at.

(sorry no diagram till they post the game proper and b8 works)

Some lad said:

"When you have to win with black, you make the position unstable and then outplay your opponent in the complications."

Making a position unstable (with either colour) to outplay your opponent in the complications is a skill.

The two best players in the world. Nakamura and Carlsen are quite good at it.

Carlsen has more strings to his bow. Nakamura seems to think he needs complications. And why not, if that is how he enjoys playing and it does bring results.

One day someone will do Nakamura's Best Games. They will have a difficult job in deciding what games to leave out.

Apr-09-15  latvalatvian: I can tell nAKAMURA WAS PLAying according to the basic principles laid down by Steinitz--probably went though some of his games before this game.
Apr-09-15  BOSTER: I guess white should be awarded for lesson
< HOW DO NOT PLAY CHESS>.
Apr-10-15  RookFile: I have to admit that Qh5 and Qh1 and whatever else white was thinking was unusual to see in a Benoni.
Apr-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: A good weekend puzzle candidate would be 26...Nxf2!! .

The combination was set up by 24. Qd3? (better was 24. Rb3! ) 24...Qh61 .

One side variation of note in Nakamura's demolition combination (i.e. 26...Nxf2!!) is if 30. Kf3 then 30...Qxg3+! 31. Kxe4? Re8#.

Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 6)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 6 OF 6 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Black' position was over-flowing with some very cute lines.
from Instant Repertoire-6 by FLAWLESSWIN64
26...Nxf2!!
from Demolition of Pawn Structure: Sac on f7 (f2) by Baby Hawk
Volume 164, Game 2
from # Chess Evolution Volumes. 151-200 by Qindarka
Favorite 2015 games
by Severin
Jarocadar's favorite games
by Jarocadar
26...Nxf2!!
from Demolition of Pawn Structure: Sac on f7 (f2) by Del ToRo
26...Nxf2!!
from Demolition of Pawn Structure: Sac on f7 (f2) by patzer2
By Heart : Opening Middlegame
from Benoni by ISeth
Mis favoritos.
by hanwubai
Mikhail Tal and The Benoni Defense
by TheUltraSharpeII

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC