Reports | January 30, 2011 2:38

Nakamura shows his win against Nepomniachtchi

Nakamura shows his win against NepomniachtchiWith yet another victory in round 11 of the 2011 Tata Steel Chess Tournament Hikaru Nakamura seized the lead. The American grandmaster beat Russian Champion Ian Nepomniachtchi and afterwards explained the game in the press room, and answered the press. Enjoy!



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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of ChessVibes.com, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.

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jmd85146's picture

Nice victory from a player i didn't know that well. But he seems like a nice guy.
I hope he can emerge as sole winner because he's the player who deserves it the most this tournament ( in my eyes).
He might well become a member of the absolute top.

LMedemblik's picture

Great game, great video's!

paul's picture

Wow

Let's be honest..Nakamura explains his game for all chesslovers (rated 1000-2000) and pics up the pieces so easy to be put back in the game-position! Just great..i love his explnations. I see and hear no arrogance and wonder why he had such a bad name. You know...i really enjoyed this! WOW a revelation!

I hope he wins Tata he deserves it!

Sacyourcomputer!'s picture

" Let’s be honest..Nakamura explains his game for all chesslovers (rated 1000-2000) and pics up the pieces so easy to be put back in the game-position! Just great..i love his explnations. I see and hear no arrogance and wonder why he had such a bad name. You know…i really enjoyed this! WOW a revelation!"

You are 100% right!

Pedro Pinto's picture

He was the first player who didn't drop a single piece from this board!

Nakamura is growing as a person and, as a result, growing as a chess player as well.

Daaim Shabazz's picture

That reputation goes back to his teen years and people choose to hang onto the notion. Hikaru's online persona is not the same as the Hikaru in person. This is the way Hikaru has been for the past 5-7 years.

The Devil's picture

This is the 2nd time Nakamura has mentioned Karpov in this tournament. I wonder if they actively talk or if these rare moves he's doing out of the opening is just a move Karpov is known for and Nakamura found interesting.

Wouldn't that be completely awesome if Karpov was Nakamura's second in this tournament!?

KK's picture

Nice analysis once again. Thanks to both Nakamura and CB!

SXL's picture

Nakamura could make quite a bit of money explaining his games, and going through famous games, in this fashion.

Not necessarily with the Wijk-board, but you quickly get used to the format, actually.

The guy's got a laser-razor sharp mind, obviously, yet manages to explain what he is doing and thinking in a very accessible manner.

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