Saturday, June 16, 2007

National Open Blitz 2007 - Akobian vs Nakamura

Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZo8O-p9qy4

This is a fascinating blitz game between GM Varuzan Akobian - GM Hikaru Nakamura in National Open Blitz Championship, Las Vegas, USA. 7.06.2007.

In the starting position as you seen in this video, Nakamura a blitz expert hold a slight advantage due to his passed pawn on a4 . Although Akobian also have a passed pawn on d6, it is not as dangerous as Nakamura passed pawn.

The most interesting moment when Akobian play the move 11.Ra6 and take the spare queen confidently as he will win the game. Nakamura annoyed with Akobian grabbed a spare queen and stare at Akobian seriously!

.....1.Bxd7 Rxb3 2.Nxb3 Nxd7 3.g3 fxg3 4.hxg3 a4 5.Nd4 Rb2 6.Ra1 Rb4 7.Nc2 Re4 8.Ne3 Kf7 9.Rc1 Ke7 10.Rc6 f5 11.Ra6 f4 12.d6+ Ke6 13.gxf4 Rxf4 14.Kg2 h5 15.Kg3 g5 16.Ra5 h4+ 17.Kg2 Ne5 18.d7 Rd4 19.d8Q Rxd8 20.Rxa4 Rf8 21.Ng4 Nd3 22.Re4+ Kd5 23.Re3 Nf4+ 24.Kg1 Kd4 25.Re7 Nh3+ 26.Kg2 Nf4+ 27.Kg1 Nd3 28.Ne3? Nxf2 29.Nc2+ Kd3 30.Ne1+ Kd2 31.Ng2 Ng4 32.Rd7+ Ke2 33.Re7+ Kf3 34.Ne1+ Kg3 0-1

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