Hikaru Nakamura v Theo Slade

6th LCC Super Rapidplay Open 2014, Rd.1

In round 1 of the LCC Super Rapidplay open the six elite players were each paired against a junior. Theo Slade took on the world no. 1 blitz player in this game, putting up impressively stiff resistance against his powerful opponent.

1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.e3 d6 4.Nf3 g6 5.d4 Bg7 6.dxe5 Nxe5 7.Nxe5 dxe5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Bc4 Nh6 10.Nc3 c6 11.0-0-0+ Kc7 12.Ne4 Bf5 13.Ng5 f6 14.Ne6+ Bxe6 15.Bxe6 Rad8 16.Rxd8 Rxd8 17.Rd1 Rxd1+ 18.Kxd1 Kd6 19.Bc4 Ng4 20.Ke2 f5 21.Ba3+ Kd7 22.f3 Nf6 23.Bf7 e4 24.c4 Kc7 25.h3 exf3+ 26.gxf3 Nd7 27.Be6 Bf6 28.Bg8 Bg7 29.Bxh7 Nf8 30.Bg8 b6 31.Be7 Kd7 32.Bh4 Ne6 33.Bf7 Nf8 34.f4 c5 35.Kd3 Bh8 36.Bg5 Bg7 37.h4 Kd6 38.e4 fxe4+ 39.Kxe4 a6 40.f5 gxf5+ 41.Kxf5 Nh7 42.Bf4+ Ke7 43.Bd5 Bf6 44.h5 Bd4 45.h6 b5 46.Bg8 Nf6 47.Bg5 Kf8 48.Bxf6 Kxg8 49.cxb5 axb5 50.Bxd4 cxd4 51.Ke4