Mohan Nayak Nice Wins

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This forum is set up to showcase nice wins by Mohan Nayak. 

For every game that is submitted, we will post it as an additional comment in this forum.

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Game notes courtesy of John M. Hagerty.

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This game was one of many battles over the years between Mohan Nayak and Bryan Cohen.  This back and forth clash was decided in typical Mohan style, a disregard for his material focusing more on positional gains, or in this case his opponent's king!

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This game was from the West Orange CC Championship 1987 Reserve Section. The time control was 40/90, 30/60 (Our club still had adjournments in those days!). This game shows that Mohan knew how to play defence if he had to. He played a particularly good positional sacrifice on his 20th move. Here is the game with minimal notes from Mr. Hagerty. 

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The following game has been submitted by John M. Hagerty.  Although this game ended in a draw its status as a "moral victory" for Mohan has enabled it to appear in this forum of Mohan Nayak Nice Wins!


The following game was a hard fought one with Mohan.  My old nemesis, the clock, reared its ugly head yet again with me having less than a minute (again! - see game in previous comment) to make ten moves.  Because of that pressure, I succumbed to a draw by repetition of position.  But give Mohan credit for weathering the storm and giving me a headache that lasted 3 days!  The time control was 40/90, 30/60.  We still had adjournments even as late as 2006 if not even later!  Here is the game with minimal notes from me (with the help of the Houdini 4 analysis program).

In my opinion, Mohan had to be one of the toughest fighters I ever had to face not only in the club but in outside tournaments as well. It`s games like these that show how a "sudden death" time control can affect one`s play. I might have actually handled the last few moves in a better fashion in that case.