The World Blitz Championship is being held from 16 to 18 November 2010 at Moscow, Russia. The format is double round robin with twenty players and time control of three minutes for all the moves plus a two second increment per move.
Below is the second round game between former World Champion - Vladimir Kramnik vs Blitz 'King' - Hikaru Nakamura.
GM Hikaru Nakamura - GM Vladimir Kramnik
World Blitz, Round 2, 16.11.2010
Analyzed by Hairulov + Rybka 4
1.e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. e5 dxe5 7. fxe5 Nd5 8. h4
lose a full rook, however in blitz, initiative is usually more valuable then material 13...e6!? Kramnik wisely avoid the complication after 13... Nxc2+14.Kf1 Nxa1 15. e6 although black can probably defend the position. 14. Qh3!? Hikaru once again offer the rook 14...Nxc2+ 15. Kf1
15...Nxd4? 15... cxd4 16.Ne4 Ne3+ is probably the correct answer because now white's black square bishop can't join the kingside attack. Another option 15...Nxa1 is quite risky because after 16.Bh6 white have a strong attack and a single mistake by black can be fatal. 16. Ne4 Now except for his rook on a1, all white piece is aiming at black's kingside. 16... Nf5 16... Bxe5?? Taking that pawn is naive 17. Bg5 Qc7 18. Nf6+ Bxf6 19.Bxf6 and mate is near for black! 17. Bg5 Qd4 This is black best chance to survive. 18. Nf6+ Bxf6 19. Rxd4 Bxg5 20. Rg4