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Hikaru Nakamura vs Teimour Radjabov
FIDE Grand Prix Mallorca (2017), Palma de Mallorca ESP, rd 4, Nov-19
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  1-0

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Nov-19-17  luzhin: Marvellous game by Nakamura. And the spectacular 20.Qd6 was the defining move, as the resultant White pawn on d6 permanently prevented the central pawn mass advance on which Sicilian players rely for counterplay.
Nov-19-17  cplyakap: Terrible loss for Teimour. He played very well and solid until 26. move. His 26...b5? is poor mistake. He should take a5 pawn and 27. Rxa5 a6 28. Rda1 Rxd6 29. Rxa6 Rxa6 30. Rxa6 Rc8, still b pawn may be dangerous but it should be a draw. But 26...b5? and immediate 27.a6!, suddenly white take controls on b7 square and a7 pawn was weakened and frozen. His passive f8 knight needs a lot tempo for being active, thus white has dangerous initiative and won this game.
Nov-19-17  NBZ: Right, 27. a6! must be what Radjabov missed. He was probably expecting 27. Bxa7 b4 28. Nb5 Rxc2 which is a much better line than what Black got in the game (though White should still be better).
Nov-19-17  NBZ: It's looking tough for Radjabov now, I have to say. He has to aim for at least a tie on 3rd-4th, which appears very far away now.
Nov-19-17  notyetagm: Nakamura vs Radjabov, 2017

20 ?


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20 ♕d2-d6!!


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Nov-20-17  Jambow: Yes who sees 20.Qd6 very interesting and clever move. The passed pawns have plenty of escort and open lanes of travel. Well done Nakamura...
Nov-20-17  noisyminor: A typical Naka crush. A sideline in a well known opening culminating in a complicated game. The game grows more and more complex. Naka pushes and pushes and pushes. He finds a brilliant move, in this case 20 Qd6! and BOOM! Just a few moves later his opponent collapses and Naka converts the game after some technique.
Nov-20-17  noisyminor: When Naka plays like this he is unstoppable.
Nov-20-17  Ulhumbrus: If 16 e5! gains the advantage this suggests that 14...Bf6 does not work and that 14...d6 is necessary.
Nov-24-17
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  tpstar: <20. Qd6!> Ha!

Cramped positions sow the seeds of defeat, or something like that.

May-16-19  YesChess1010: Great game, psyched to see them play tomorrow.

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