GM Nakamura (2670) – GM Hebden (2530) [C55]
Gibraltar Chess Festival
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.e5 d5 6.Bb5 Ne4 7.Nxd4 Bc5 8.Be3 Bd7 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.Nd2 Qh4 11.0–0 Bb6 12.N2b3 Qe7 13.Re1 0–0 14.f3 Nc5 15.Nxc5 Bxc5 16.Nb3 Bb6 17.Qd2 Rae8 18.a4 f6 19.e6 Bxe6 20.a5 Bxe3+ 21.Qxe3 Qb4 22.Qxa7 Bf5 23.Rec1 Bxc2 24.Nd4 Bd3 25.Nxc6 Qxb2 26.Qd4 Qxd4+ 27.Nxd4 Bc4 28.a6 c5 29.Nc6 Re6 30.a7 Rxc6 31.a8Q Rxa8 32.Rxa8+ Kf7 33.Ra7+ Kg6 34.Re1 Bd3 35.Rd7 d4 36.Rc1 (Diagram)
Which side would you take in this position?
36…Ra6 37.h4 Bf5 38.Rd5 Be6 39.Rdxc5 d3 40.R5c3 1-0 Black basically self destruct after move 36.
Hikaru is now back on track for a top 5-10 finish.
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