Modern Benoni Chess Opening: Kayden Troff vs Hikaru Nakamura || US Chess Championship 2015

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[Event “US Championships”]
[Site “0:00:33-0:51:33”]
[Date “2015.04.09”]
[Round “8”]
[White “Kayden W Troff”]
[Black “Hikaru Nakamura”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A62”]
[PlyCount “68”]
[EventDate “2015.03.31”]

{KAYDEN W TROFF (born May-06-1998, 16 years old) United States of America
[what is this?] US Senior Master; 2010 U12 Vice-World Champion; FIDE Master
(2011); World U14 Champion (2012); International Master (2012); Grandmaster
(2014); US Junior Champion (2014); top player U18 in the Americas (January
2015).} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nc3 g6 7. g3 Bg7
8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. Re1 a6 11. a4 Nbd7 12. e4 Ng4 13. Nd2 Nge5 14. Bf1 g5
15. h3 Qf6 (15… Rb8 16. f4 gxf4 17. gxf4 Ng6) 16. Qh5 Bh6 17. Nd1 (17. Rb1 g4
18. b3 Bxd2) 17… g4 18. Ne3 Bxe3 19. Rxe3 Qg7 20. hxg4 Nxg4 21. Rc3 Ndf6 22.
Qh1 Re5 23. Qf3 Bd7 24. Qd3 (24. Rb3 Qg6 (24… Rb8 25. Bxa6) 25. Rxb7 Rh5 26.
Ra3 Re8 27. Rab3 (27. a5 Bf5 28. exf5 Rxf5 29. Qh1 Rxf2)) 24… Qh6 25. Bg2
Qh2+ 26. Kf1 Nxf2 27. Kxf2 Bh3 28. Qf1 Rxe4 29. Nxe4 (29. Raa3 Rae8) 29…
Nxe4+ 30. Ke3 Bxg2 31. Qf4 Nxc3 32. Qg5+ Kf8 33. bxc3 Re8+ 34. Kf2 Bh1+ 0-1

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19 Comments

  1. Great video! Hey, if anyone is interested I go over interesting, aggressive, and somewhat unknown sidelines for the Modern Benoni as white on my channel.

  2. Nakamura and Tal in one title are already attractive. And when Kingcrusher is commenting, it's even more enjoyable. Great explanation in beautifull spoken english language. (If someone wants to learn to speak english, listen to Kingcrusher). This all deserves more than 94 views and 4 likes.. (keep them comming)

  3. I read somewhere that kayden was being mentored by kasparov

  4. Odd this young kid couldnt use his dark squared Bishop at all

  5. very nice destruction of the white king position. Tals style was so unique you cannot compare it to anyones though. this was a combination a 12 year old Carlsen would spot immediatly. well even I saw the moves, only failed to see Qf1 expecting the worse Qf3 defense :โ‚ฌ

  6. Used to play the Benoni years ago, now it's KID or Grunfeld. Great to see this fascinating opening again by a top GM. Love it!

  7. KC: I am a huge fan of nakamura as well, but c'mon, you shouldn't compare him with Tal. There is simply no comparison, Tal is the greatest attacking chess player of ALL TIMES. And to be frank with you, unfortunately, I don't see anyone nowadays that can be even close to Tal. Period!

  8. Just remembered how naka said his position was rubbish haha

  9. I wouldn't say Nakamura is the modern Mikhail Tal, Alexander Morozevich is the true modern Tal of these days/

  10. Thanks for posting, I'm getting back into chess and I'm seeing more and more Fianchetto variations these days. Not the first time somebody has recommended …g5.

  11. Im sorry to say that it's a sacrilege comparing Nakamura to Tal. One is an arrogant blitz patzer and the other was a f***ing wizard.

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