Oh, No! 8-year-old Tani Misses His Chance To Beat Hikaru Nakamura

Tanitoluwa Adewumi (Tani) vs GM Hikaru Nakamura
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. General (B70)
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 g6 6. h3 Bg7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Bc4 O-O 9. Bb3 Na5 10. Qd2 Bd7 11. Bh6 b5 12. f3 e5 13. Ndxb5 Nxb3 14. axb3 Nxe4 15. Nxe4 Qh4+ 16. Nf2 Bxh6 17. Qd5 Rac8 18. Rc1 Bxc1 19. Nxd6 Rxc2 20. Nde4 Bc6 21. g3 Bxd5 22. gxh4 Bxe4 23. Nxe4 Be3 24. Nf6+ Kh8 25. Nd5 Rc1+ 26. Ke2 Rxh1 27. Kxe3 f5 28. Nc3 Rd8 29. f4 Rxh3+ 30. Ke2 exf4 31. Ke1 Re3+ 32. Kf1 Rd2 33.Nb1 Rxb2 34. Na3 Rc3 35. Nc2 Rcxc2 36. Ke1 Rc1#
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8-year-old Nigerian refugee Tanitoluwa Adewumi (‘Tani’ for short) who was living with his family in a homeless shelter is a third grader who won the “Primary Championship” with a score of 5½/6. What’s most remarkable about this result is that he learned to play chess and played his first rated tournament just one year ago. In this video I am covering his blitz game against 2019 U.S. Chess Champion GM Hikaru Nakamura. Although in Sicilian Dragon Nakamura goes for an inaccurate combination but Tani fails to use his winning chance and by blundering his rook gets a lost position.
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Video Thumbnail Credits: Andreas Kontokanis from Piraeus, Greece [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

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