Monday, February 11, 2019

Alekhine Defence g6 Nakamura

White can never relax against a tactical Alekhine Defence player. Black's counterplay comes from many angles. White surges forward with 2.e5, only to see Black fight back with 22...e5! and the dream move 26...Bxa1 in the game Jiner Zhu vs Hikaru Nakamura.

Zhu (2424) - Nakamura (2749), PRO League Group Stage INT, 16.01.2019 begins 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.d4 d6 5.exd6 cxd6 6.Nf3 g6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Be3 Bg4 9.b3 Nc6 10.Be2 d5 11.c5 Nc8 12.0-0 0-0 13.a3 e6 14.b4 a6 15.Qd2 [15.Ng5!? Bxe2 16.Nxe2=] 15...N8e7 16.Rfd1 Bxf3 17.Bxf3 Nf5 18.Ne2 Re8 19.g3 Nxe3 20.fxe3 Qg5 21.Bg2 [21.Rf1 h5=] 21...Rad8 22.Rf1 [White could try 22.Ra2 e5 23.e4 Qxd2 24.Raxd2 dxe4 25.Bxe4 f5 26.Bxc6 bxc6 27.dxe5 Rxd2 28.Rxd2 Bxe5=] 22...e5 23.dxe5 [23.h4 Qg4=/+] 23...Nxe5
24.Bxd5 [24.Ra2 Nc4-+] 24...Nf3+ 25.Rxf3 Rxd5 26.Qa2 Bxa1 27.Qxa1 Rxe3 28.Qf1 [28.Rf2 Qe7-+] 28...Rde5 29.h4 Qe7 30.Rxe3 Rxe3 31.Kf2 Rxa3 [Or 31...Qe4-+] 32.Qc1 Ra2 33.Qc4 Rb2 34.Kf3 Qf6+ 35.Nf4 h6 36.Qe4 g5 37.hxg5 hxg5 38.Qe8+ Kg7 0-1

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