Nakamura in Amsterdam
August 21, 2009
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U.S. Champion Nakamura in his second round game against GM Loek Van Wely, Photo Cathy Rogers

Round two of the NH Rising Stars vs. Experience (August 20-31) tournament saw four draws and one win by Ljubojevic over Hou Yifan (correction from earlier article.) Nakamura fought hard to break through Loek Van Wely's fortress with a queen vs. a rook. He tried as hard as he could, literally--he played to king against king.



Online spectators were briefly excited by 71.Qxe6 but it's just a draw after fxe6 72.Kh6 Kf7 73.Kh7 Kf6! threatening Kg5 so 74. Kh6 Kf7, threatening Kg8 and so on.

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