Wijk Aan Zee: Nakamura Frightened Giri with the «Dragon»


Giri — Nakamura encounter was first to finish in the fourth round of Wijk aan Zee tournament, the Netherlands. 

American'с choice of the opening appeared to be quite unexpected as long as he played the Dragon variation, morover, he chose the branch which is not popular since 1950'с. 


Nakamura'с quick play and perhaps, unfamiliarity with the niceties of the mentioned variation, мейд Giri to choose 14.Bxf6 which was followed by Nd5. Instead, the main theoretical move in this position, as it has been known for decades, is 14.Rhe1! 

In an equal endgame, which has already taken place before, the rivals agreed to a draw. 

[Event «74th Тата Стил GMA»] [Site «Wijk aan Zee NED»] [Date «2012.01.17»] [Round «4.7»] [White «Giri, Anish»] [Black «Nakamura, Hikaru»] [Result «1/2-1/2»] [ECO «B77»] [PlyCount «36»] [EventDate «2012.01.14»] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 Nxd4 10. Bxd4 Be6 11. Bb3 Qa5 12. O-O-O Rfc8 13. Kb1 b5 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Nd5 Qxd2 16. Nxf6+ Kg7 17. Nh5+ gxh5 18. Rxd2 Rc5 1/2-1/2your web browser and/or your host do not support iframes as required to display the chessboard

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