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11-12-2004, 08:01 AM
Nakamura-Karjakin are playing a match in Mexico on 9-14 Dec{br}{br}View the Entire Article (http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twic.html){br}

Rincewind
11-12-2004, 08:12 AM
Game 2 is going out live now. The URL is http://www.uaem.mx/ajedrez/ronda2/tfd.htm

auriga
11-12-2004, 10:48 AM
Game 2 is going out live now. The URL is http://www.uaem.mx/ajedrez/ronda2/tfd.htm

quite an interesting game...even nakamura plays the scando!
looks like karjakinhas doesn't quite have enough for the pawn @ move 30 but could be wrong.

auriga
11-12-2004, 11:29 AM
quite an interesting game...even nakamura plays the scando!
looks like karjakinhas doesn't quite have enough for the pawn @ move 30 but could be wrong.

don't know why black played 44...ne3.
white was in complete zugswang. :eek:

Rhubarb
11-12-2004, 05:27 PM
How good is Nakamura? The kid fights tooth and nail as well.


don't know why black played 44...ne3.
white was in complete zugswang. :eek:
I wasn't sure how he was going to make progress if he doesn't play 44...Ne3. If say 44...Kc7 then 45.Kf2 Ng4+ (Re3+ 46.Kf2) 46.Kf2 may be holding.

Didn't Kariakian have a simple draw by keeping his queen on the seventh? 33. Qh7 Rh8 34.Qf7 etc. Looks like 33.Rxc5 was too ambitious.

auriga
11-12-2004, 06:21 PM
How good is Nakamura? The kid fights tooth and nail as well.


I wasn't sure how he was going to make progress if he doesn't play 44...Ne3. If say 44...Kc7 then 45.Kf2 Nf4+ (Re3+ 46.Kf2) 46.Kf2 may be holding.

Didn't Kariakian have a simple draw by keeping his queen on the seventh? 33. Qh7 Rh8 34.Qf7 etc. Looks like 33.Rxc5 was too ambitious.

think youre right. ne3 turned out pretty good after all. pretty good technique.

if he did 33. qg7 (or qh7) black had qc4 and the b5 rook was in no mans land!

Rhubarb
11-12-2004, 06:36 PM
if he did 33. qg7 (or qh7) black had qc4 and the b5 rook was in no mans land! Oh yeah, ...Qc4's good.

Rhubarb
13-12-2004, 09:22 AM
Karjakin's making a comeback with a fine Sicilian win in game 3 and a great position right now in round 4.
http://www.uaem.mx/ajedrez/ronda4/tfd.htm

Rhubarb
13-12-2004, 06:12 PM
Did anyone else watch game 4, btw? Seemed to me not a very high quality game and gives hope to all of us. Karjakin was absolutely killing Nakamura after about 20, but made such a sustained balls-up of it he maybe could even have lost.

Nakamura leads 2.5-1.5 after 4 of 6.

auriga
13-12-2004, 10:24 PM
Did anyone else watch game 4, btw? Seemed to me not a very high quality game and gives hope to all of us. Karjakin was absolutely killing Nakamura after about 20, but made such a sustained balls-up of it he maybe could even have lost.

Nakamura leads 2.5-1.5 after 4 of 6.

yep, looked like sergey was turning the screw with c5
but let him off the hook soon after.

after doing so well at the olympiad he's probably chilling out before xmas.

Rhubarb
14-12-2004, 10:58 AM
And now this game 5: http://www.uaem.mx/ajedrez/ronda5/tfd.htm.

wtf? This Nakamura is the most skilful, pawn-scabbing materialist since Korchnoi!

16.a3, 17.Nba2.

P.S. Is 29...Bxa2 by Karjakin a lemon? I would have thought there were much better drawing chances elsewhere.

I liked Nakamura's technique, going into the single rook ending at exactly the right time.

pax
16-12-2004, 10:48 AM
Nakamura just won game 6 for a final result 4.5-1.5. That's some impressive score.

He seems to have an excellent instinct for simplifying into winning endgames.

After the US Championships and this result, Nakamura will probably go over 2650 on the next list..