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Hikaru Nakamura vs Robert Markus
Baku Olympiad (2016), Baku AZE, rd 5, Sep-06
Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Variation (B42)  ·  1-0

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Sep-06-16  SirRuthless: Never would have thought 21...Qd8 is a blunder over the board.
Sep-06-16  notyetagm: Nakamura vs R Markus, 2016

21 ... ♕c7-d8?


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<SirRuthless: Never would have thought 21...Qd8 is a blunder over the board.>

22 ♘f4xg6!! 1-0


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Naka's brilliant tactical point is that after 22 ... ♘e5x♘g6 23 ♕e3-g3 there is no good way to defend the Black g6-knight.

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22 ... ♘e5x♘g6 23 ♕e3-g3 <pin>


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Sep-06-16  ChemMac: Black could have played 22...Bg7, and survived for perhaps a dozen more moves at least, but the shock value prompted resignation. (70 years ago I sacrificed my Queen at h7, so that if the K recaptured there was a simple checkmate with Rh3+ and Rh8 (B on c3). My opponent promptly resigned, when he could simply have played ...Kf8 and there was no quick win. The shock was too much.)
Sep-07-16
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  thegoodanarchist: Look, before computer progs got good at chess, we didn't see White play an early a4 nearly as often as we see nowadays.

I can't help but think [sometimes] that wing pawn moves are the biggest legacy of computer chess

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