Hans Niemann Is A Young American On Fire

After seven rounds Grandmaster Hans Moke Niemann leads the field of the Capablanca Memorial Elite 2022 by a full point with a record of five wins and two draws. His performance rating thus far is 2894. (https://chess-results.com/tnr629945.aspx?lan=1&art=9&fed=USA&flag=30&snr=5) GM Niemann is most definitely a young American on fire.

Tallulah Roberts with fellow streamers Anna Cramling and Hans Niemann | photo: Hallfríður Sigurðardóttir / Reykjavik Open https://chess24.com/en/read/news/female-player-reports-harassment-in-reykjavik-open

GM Hans Moke Niemann (2637) vs GM Albornoz Cabrera (2574)
Capablanca Memorial Elite 2022 (round 7)
ECO: B95 Sicilian, Najdorf

  1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qf3 Nbd7 8. O-O-O Qc7 9. Qg3 h6 10. Be3 b5 11. Bxb5 axb5 12. Ndxb5 Qb8 13. Nxd6+ Bxd6 14. Qxd6 Qxd6 15. Rxd6 Ng4 16. Re1 Nxe3 17. Rxe3 Ne5 18. b3 Ke7 19. Rb6 g5 20. f3 Ba6 21. a4 Rhb8 22. Rxb8 Rxb8 23. Nb1 Kd6 24. Nd2 Kc5 25. Kb2 Rd8 26. Kc3 Kb6 27. Re1 h5 28. b4 h4 29. b5 Bb7 30. h3 Rc8+ 31. Kb3 Rd8 32. Rd1 Kc7 33. Kc3 Ng6 34. Re1 Nf4 35. Nc4 f6 36. a5 Nxg2 37. Ra1 g4 38. hxg4 h3 39. a6 Ba8 40. b6+ Kb8 41. Na5 Nf4 42. Rb1 Ne2+ 43. Kc4 Rd7 44. a7+ Kc8 45. b7+ Rxb7 46. Nxb7 Bxb7 47. Rh1 Nf4 48. Kd4 e5+ 49. Ke3 Kc7 50. Ra1 Ba8 51. Rb1 Bb7 52. Kf2 Ne6 53. Kg3 Nd4 54. Ra1 Ba8 55. Rh1 1-0
    https://live.followchess.com/#!capablanca-mem-elite–2022
    https://lichess.org/broadcast/capablanca-in-memoriam–elite/round-7/hVZr3WG3
  1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 (Stockfish 13 @depth 63 plays 6 Be2; SF 14.1 @depth 60 surprisingly goes with 6 Bd3, a move with only 573 games in the CBDB. The most often played move, with 6118 games, 6 Bc4, has not scored well as it shows only 48% for white. There are 12366 games with Be2. The new Fish in town, Stockfish 15 @depth 67 will play 6 f3, a move scoring 53% in 3669 games. The most often played moved these daze is 6 Be3. The 21553 games have produced 54%) 6…e6 7. Qf3 (This move is the choice of Fritz 18 @depth 36. Stockfish 14.1 @depth 57 and SF 100222 @depth 61 both play 7 f4, as have 10959 other players. The second most often played move 7 Qf3 has been played in 484 games) 7…Nbd7 8. O-O-O Qc7 9. Qg3 h6 (SF 14 and Houdini play 9…b5. SF 071221 @depth 50 will play 9…Be7, a move that in 35 games has held White to only 47%. 9…h6 shows 50%) 10. Be3 (There are 20 games with this move contained in the CBDB and it has held White to only 48%, yet Houdini, SF8, and SF 251220 @depth 53 all prefer 10 Bxf6, which has scored 67%, but in only 3 games) 10…b5 11. Bxb5 (11 a3 is the choice of SF 15. See Milov vs Daechert below)
    11…axb5 12. Ndxb5 Qb8 14. Qxd6 Qxd6 15. Rxd6 Ng4 (This is the choice of the programs. See Fichtl vs GM Larry Evans)

Jiri Fichtl vs Larry Melvyn Evans
Event: Munich ol (Men) fin-A
Site: Munich Date: ??/??/1958
Round: 9
ECO: B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6…e6
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qf3 Nbd7 8.O-O-O h6 9.Be3 Qc7 10.Qg3 b5 11.Bxb5 axb5 12.Ndxb5 Qb8 13.Nxd6+ Bxd6 14.Qxd6 Qxd6 15.Rxd6 Ng4 16.Re1 Ke7 17.Rd4 Nxe3 18.Rxe3 Bb7 19.f3 g5 20.h3 h5 21.b3 h4 22.Kb2 Ne5 23.Ne2 Ba6 24.c4 Rhb8 25.Rc3 Nc6 26.Rd1 e5 27.a3 Bc8 28.Nc1 Be6 29.Na2 Ra7 30.Nc1 f6 31.Nd3 Rd7 32.Nf2 Rd4 33.Rdc1 Rd2+ 34.R1c2 Rxc2+ 35.Kxc2 Nd4+ 36.Kb2 Ne2 37.Rc2 Nd4 38.Rc3 Ne2 39.Rc2 Nf4 40.Nd1 Rd8 41.Ne3 Rd3 42.Rc3 Rxc3 43.Kxc3 Nxg2 44.Nxg2 Bxh3 45.Ne3 Bg2 46.Nxg2 f5 47.Ne3 fxe4 48.fxe4 h3 49.Nf1 g4 50.c5 1-0
https://www.365chess.com/game.php?back=1&gid=2542366&m=31

Herman C Van Riemsdijk, (2405) vsSeverino Januario Pereira
Event: Maalox Plus op
Site: Brasilia Date: 01/22/1999
Round:
ECO: B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6…e6
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qf3 Nbd7 8.O-O-O h6 9.Be3 Qc7 10.Qg3 b5 11.Bxb5 axb5 12.Ndxb5 Qb8 13.Nxd6+ Bxd6 14.Qxd6 Qxd6 15.Rxd6 Ra6 16.Rxa6 Bxa6 17.f3 Ke7 18.b3 Rc8 19.Kb2 Ne5 20.Rd1 Nfd7 21.Na4 h5 22.h3 f6 23.Kb1 g5 24.c4 Nxc4 25.bxc4 Rxc4 26.Nb2 Rc6 27.Rd2 Ne5 28.Bd4 Nc4 29.Nxc4 Bxc4 30.Kb2 e5 31.Be3 Bf1 32.a4 g4 33.hxg4 hxg4 34.fxg4 Rc4 35.Rf2 Bd3 36.g5 Rxa4 37.Bc5+ Kf7 38.Rxf6+ Kg7 39.Bf8+ Kg8 40.g6 Ra6 41.Bd6 Bxe4 42.g4 Rc6 43.g5 Kg7 44.Re6 Rc2+ 45.Ka3 Bxg6 46.Bxe5+ Kf7 47.Rf6+ 1-0

Leonid Milov (2440) vs Peter Daechert (1862)
Event: Rhein Main op 7th
Site: Bad Homburg Date: 06/10/2004
Round: 2.2
ECO: B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6…e6
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qf3 h6 8.Be3 Nbd7 9.O-O-O Qc7 10.Qg3 b5 11.a3 Rb8 12.f3 b4 13.axb4 Rxb4 14.Nb3 Nb6 15.Rd4 Rxd4 16.Bxd4 e5 17.Bxb6 Qxb6 18.Bc4 g6 19.Rd1 Be7 20.Kb1 Kf8 21.f4 exf4 22.Qxf4 Kg7 23.e5 dxe5 24.Qxe5 Bd8 25.Nd5 Qc6 26.Qc3 Kh7 27.Rf1 Bf5 28.Ne3 Ne4 29.Qd3 Nd6 30.Nxf5 Nxc4 31.Ne7 Qe6 32.Nxg6 fxg6 33.Nc5 Qe8 34.Qxc4 Rf8 35.Rd1 Bf6 36.Rd7+ Kh8 37.c3 a5 38.Ka1 Qc8 39.Qd5 Qa8 40.Rb7 Qc8 41.Ne6 Rg8 42.Rf7 Bg7 43.Rxg7 Rxg7 44.Qe5 1-0
https://www.365chess.com/game.php?back=1&gid=2954424&m=22

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