Reports | May 22, 2009 17:33

Nakamura: "I just lost the fear of losing"

Nakamura interviewAfter he won the US Championship, Hikaru Nakamura sat down with Jennifer Shahade and Macauley Peterson for an interview on Sunday evening. In a 10-minute video, the winner talks about the tournament, his last-round game, his aggressive style, his second (a 2200 rated player!) and many more things. Enjoy!

The interview is produced by Kevin Duggin, Chris Benson, Randy Sinquefield, Macauley Peterson, and published by ICC Chess.FM on behalf of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. The video is published under a Creative Commons license ("BY-NC-ND"), meaning it can be freely re-posted and shared, with attribution.


On the Chess.FM blog, you'll find audio clips with various players and chess personalities, aired throughout each day's live webcast of the Championship. The list of interviewees includes (in chronological order):

Russian champion GM Peter Svidler, IM Ray Robson, GM Miguel Illescas, IM Sam Shankland, GM Hikaru Nakamura, GM Varuzhan Akobian, World Chess News, GM Josh Friedel, IM Malcolm Pein, Leontxo Garcia, NM Charles Lawton and Chief Arbiter Carol Jarecki, Peter Doggers, Paul Hoffman, GM Maurice Ashley, GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Nick DeFirmian, and IM Greg Shahade.

On the the official website, there remain the daily re-cap videos, and additional interviews, and all videos are also available via iTunes as video podcasts (itpc://USChessChamps.blip.tv/rss/itunes/).

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