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Black has no defense to h5. Ng5 e5?! dxe7 What else can White do? Rxf7. Bc3?? Bd4 c5! Rc7 Qa1+ It looks like a draw, but Hikaru takes an enormous chance. Not since Fischer has an American player refused or avoided draws so often even when it meant standing worse. Bxe7 Bg4!? b6! Ba6+ was also worth thinking about. Qxg2. Bd5 Qc5 The position looks about equal. e5?? Diagram A crazy move but unsound. Bxe5? Rd8! , which wins immediately. Kg7! Qh6 Bc7! Kf1? Rxc7? Kf1 Qxc7 . Rb8? Rf4!! Rg4+. Qxf4 With the opposite colored bishops there's no reason to play on.

Rf4!! Rg4+. Qxf4 With the opposite colored bishops there's no reason to play on. d4 The first four rounds players who won or drew their games commented on them for the spectators, but today we had something special. Hometown hero, San Diego IM Cyrus Lakdawala, showed his class by analyzing his loss to GM Boris Gulko.. h3 This is probably the most precise move in the position. e4 - when captures on f3 and d4 win a pawn. Qd8-a5-h5. e5 which reveals the point behind this mysterious Rook move which is designed to counter White's subsequent d4-d5.

Her first win moved her up a half-point behind the leading pack of four. Page 51 / 104 2005 US Chess Championship Anna Hahn. Trust us, she's a killer! Boris Gulko (left) made short work of Cyrus Lakdawala. The Spanish-language mega-channel Univision came to the tournament to do a report. They interviewed all five of the Cuban-Americans playing in the event and ran a full report on the local station here in San Diego, which has a huge Hispanic population. Let us know if you see the report anywhere else!

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