Grand Prix: Hikaru Nakamura Admits He "Went Mad For Several Rounds"

Время публикации: 03.10.2012 20:39 | Последнее обновление: 03.10.2012 20:39

Nakamura shared the last place in the Grand Prix London after he drew against Grischuk in the last round. 

Today I played the same variation as at this year's Wijk-aan-Zee, - Nakamura said about the Dragon variation of the Sicilian defence. - The position was approximately equal. I found 19...b4 idea with an exchange on c1. I had a hope I could trick my opponent in the endgame, but Alexander defended very good: his 25.Nd3, 26.Nb4 and maneuver with 28.Qc8, avoiding the losing endgames which could emerge if the queens were exchanged, deserve to be praised. The draw was the logical result. At least I didn't lose the last game.

I wouldn't say I was in a bad shape in the middle of the competition. I just made a wrong decision when playing against Mamedyarov after the loss. It has already been said that I'm the kind of a player who tries to recover after a loss despite the color he is playing with... That game against Mamedyarov sent me on a downward spiral. Well, I don't know if that was a bad shape, but I just went mad for several rounds. I will try to elude this next time. Thanks God I'm again thirst for playing chess.

[Event "1st FIDE GP London 2012"] [Site "London ENG"] [Date "2012.10.03"] [Round "11"] [White "Grischuk,A"] [Black "Nakamura,Hi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2754"] [BlackElo "2783"] [EventDate "2012.09.21"] [ECO "B77"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4 Nxd4 10. Bxd4 Be6 11. Bb3 Qa5 12. O-O-O Rfc8 13. Kb1 b5 14. Rhe1 Bxb3 15. cxb3 Rab8 16. Rc1 a6 17. g4 Rc6 18. h4 Rbc8 19. a3 b4 20. Na2 Rxc1+ 21. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 22. Nxc1 h5 23. g5 Nd7 24. Bxg7 Kxg7 25. Nd3 Ne5 26. Nxb4 Nxf3 27. Qc3+ Ne5 28. Qc8 Nf3 29. Qc3+ Ne5 30. Qc8 Nf3 31. Qc3+ Ne5 1/2-1/2 


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