London: Carlsen Defeats Nakamura in a Crashing Manner

In the 3rd round of London Classic one of the leaders Kramnik had bye, while two other leaders of the tournament faced each other. Nakamura’с position stayed acceptable for quite a long тайм, but ultimately the struggle ended in a devastative attack of White.

As Nakamura explained he had miscalculated the sacrifice of the exchange and that was the reason why he played 29…Rfb8 – which, at that point, seemed a logical move for him. 

At the press-conference the rivals analysed 34…Qg6, which was leaving White practical chances in a worse position. White could have replied 25.d5.

Nakamura мейд a mistake 34…Ra8?  instead, which led White to a quick лосс.    

[Event «3rd London Chess Classic»] [Site «London ENG»] [Date «2011.12.05»] [Round «3»] [White «Carlsen, Magnus»] [Black «Nakamura, Hikaru»] [Result «1-0»] [ECO «C54»] [WhiteElo «2826»] [BlackElo «2758»] [PlyCount «81»] [EventDate «2011.??.??»] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 d6 6. Bb3 a6 7. Nbd2 Ba7 8. Nf1 h6 9. Ng3 O-O 10. O-O Be6 11. h3 Qd7 12. Be3 Ne7 13. Nh4 Ng6 14. Nhf5 Ne7 15. Nxe7+ Qxe7 16. Bxa7 Rxa7 17. f4 c5 18. Bc2 b5 19. Qd2 Rb7 20. a3 a5 21. Rf2 b4 22. axb4 axb4 23. Raf1 bxc3 24. bxc3 exf4 25. Rxf4 Nh7 26. d4 cxd4 27. cxd4 Qg5 28. Kh2 Nf6 29. Bd1 Rfb8 30. h4 Qg6 31. Rxf6 gxf6 32. Qf4 Rb2 33. Bh5 Qg7 34. Bf3 Ra8 35. d5 Bc8 36. Nh5 Qf8 37. Nxf6+ Kh8 38. Rc1 Kg7 39. e5 dxe5 40. Nh5+ Kh7 41. Be4+ 1-0your web browser and/or your host do not support iframes as required to display the chessboard

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