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Naka's Nook
Compiled by fredthebear
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Hikaru Nakamura plays exciting, slashing chess, and sometimes amusing chess. His aggressive and unpredictable style is refreshing to the chess world.

Nakamura became the youngest-ever Grandmaster in 2003 and U.S. champion in 2004. He was ranked second in the world in 2015.

"Naka" is known for his great tactical skill and willingness to take risks for active play. He has a versatile opening repertoire and sometimes plays surprising offbeat openings considered unsound, but helpful to the evolution of chess theory.

He finished 2018 with a bang!
London Chess Classic (2018)

Grob Opening (A00) 0-1Nakamura drove computer crazy w/6 bishops
Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 255 moves, 0-1

Anti-computer strategy; Horsing around w/6 Kts...won't resign
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack Classical Var (A01) 1-0 Kside attack, R EG
Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 78 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Sicilian Bird (A02) 1-0 Hole on 6th, Pin on 7th
Nakamura vs Y Kryvoruchko, 2014
(A02) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

KIA Symmetrical (A05) 1-0 A knight to remember...underpromotion
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012 
(A05) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1-0

Nakamura's favorite game
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) Textbook EG
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 
(A14) English, 50 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A14) 1/2-Q sac counterplay
Ehlvest vs Nakamura, 2009 
(A14) English, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. 4Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 Computer prep
Nakamura vs Anand, 2016 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 26 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Pawn grabbing Q gets trapped
Nakamura vs J Hawkins, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Indian Game Bf4, f3, g4 (A45) 0-1 Another misplayed R ending
Jobava vs Nakamura, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 80 moves, 0-1

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Dlugy Var (A57) 1-0Country belt whippin
Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad. Matulovic Var(A89) 0-1 Tactical finish
S Bercys vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 36 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Semi-Leningrad (A80) 0-1 Better ending
Karpov vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A80) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Dutch Leningrad Defense (A80) 0-1 h-file attack
Morozevich vs Nakamura, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 55 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Semi-Leningrad Variation (A81) ˇ 1/2-1/2
Grischuk vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A81) Dutch, 90 moves, 1/2-1/2

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5, 7.Ne5 (B01) 0-1 Kside pawns leak
Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2004 
(B01) Scandinavian, 60 moves, 0-1

Pirc, Austrian, Unzicker Attack (B09) 1-0 h-pawn creates pin
Nakamura vs Smirin, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Def vs 4.Na3 (B22) 1-0 See video
Nakamura vs Yu Yangyi, 2015 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Def 6.Be3 (B22)0-1 "Instead of..." notes
T Nabaty vs Nakamura, 2015 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 58 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 3.g4 (B23) 1-0 Odd start, 0-0-0, N fork
Nakamura vs A Zhigalko, 2009 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed / Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 Pawn gifts
Nakamura vs W M Buehl, 2001
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B23) 1-0 Simplify to a won ending
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov(B33) 1-0Get the Q in close
Nakamura vs Shirov, 2010 
(B33) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 7 in Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
Nakamura vs Epishin, 2007 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 1-0 R ending
Nakamura vs Stripunsky, 2004 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 Get the Q in close
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2014 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 47 moves, 0-1

Nakamura allows Black to queen with check
Nakamura vs Robson, 2012 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Keres Attk (B81) 1-0Skewer removes guard
Nakamura vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 1-0 Powerful king hunt
Nakamura vs A Lesiege, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 0-1 Black has open lines, the safer King
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2013 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B94) The Black Q pays for snatching b-pawn
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B95) 0-1 Deflection, Pin and Fork
D Sengupta vs Nakamura, 2001 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf (B96) 1-0 15.Nxd5 thematic sac, exchange sac
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang; it's not just a scrabble killer!
Stripunsky vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

US Champ 2012 French: La Bourdonnais Variation (C00), 1-0
Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 He walked into it
Nakamura vs S Williams, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 R vs B ending blunder
Nakamura vs I R Ibragimov, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 66 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Q raid
Macieja vs Nakamura, 2006 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

French Def Steinitz Variation (C11) 0-1 Exchange sac breakthru
J Friedel vs Nakamura, 2007 
(C11) French, 51 moves, 0-1

Veresov to French McCutcheon, Wolf Gambit (C12) 0-1R sac, Q sac
G G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5? Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 insufficient N sac
Nakamura vs Sasikiran, 2005 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 87 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1/2-1/2Tried to give away his B
Nakamura vs Onischuk, 2010 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Defense (C36) 1-0 Busy Rooks!
Nakamura vs Kosteniuk, 2011 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Def (C36) 1-0 See FSR notes
Nakamura vs Adams, 2011 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

A game that takes you back to the Morphy-Anderssen era
Nakamura vs R Hess, 2012 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game 3...g6 Pillsbury Def (C60) 0-1 Reminiscent Larsen
Anand vs Nakamura, 2013 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 17 in Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
Nakamura vs Shirov, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 93 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Breyer Variation (D11) 0-1 Harsh words
Nakamura vs Caruana, 2014 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 67 moves, 0-1

French, Diemer-Duhm Gambit (D30) 1-0 Back rank weakness
C Nakamura vs A Caoili, 1998 
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Def (D37) 1-0 Capture, Recaptur
Nakamura vs Anand, 2014 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack (D37) 0-1 Black double Rs on 2nd rank
Topalov vs Nakamura, 2016 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

QGD Lasker Defense (D56) 1-0 Alternative 10...f5 Stonewall Def
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2013 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Lasker Defense (D56) 1/2-1/2Uneventful
Mamedyarov vs Nakamura, 2010 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

This is like being pardoned at the 11th hour
Nakamura vs J Fluvia Poyatos, 2007 
(D80) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0Central agression pays!
L E Johannessen vs Nakamura, 2002 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 10: Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange (D85) 1-0 Barrier limits Black King
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 52 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 1-0 Isolani line opener to create R+ fork
Nakamura vs Eljanov, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Kmoch Var (E20) 0-1 Voted game, video of year
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

U.S. Open , Reno NV 1999 (GOTD) Dustin' Hoffman
A Hoffman vs Nakamura, 1999 
(E61) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

KID Fianchetto. Panno Var (E63) 1-0 Chess Network Videos
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox. Bayonet Attk (E97) 0-1 Chess Network Videos
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

KID Bayonet Attack (E97) 0-1 Flawed P rollers on opposite wings
Anand vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 A complete head-spinner
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 No sense of danger
Beliavsky vs Nakamura, 2009 
(E97) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Hungarian Opening: Indian Def (A00) 0-1 Remove the guard
B Socko vs Nakamura, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47) ˇ 1-0
Nakamura vs Pelletier, 2003 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed. Traditional Bb5, Bf1, Bg2 (B25) 0-1
Tiviakov vs Nakamura, 2004 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 69 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs Fressinet, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs A G Aleksandrov, 2004 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 102 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs A Lastin, 2004 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Main Lines 0-0-0 (B01) 0-1 Connected passers
de Firmian vs Nakamura, 2004 
(B01) Scandinavian, 40 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Knights in the center stir it up!
Nakamura vs J Sarkar, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attack (C29) 1-0 Qless middlegame
Nakamura vs Yermolinsky, 2007 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz. Shabalov Attk 7.g4 (D45) 0-1 Naka's best
D Harika vs Nakamura, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky (B42) 1-0 Not the ending I expected
Nakamura vs A David, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 76 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Q's Knight Var (A85) 1-0 4.h4 crusher
Nakamura vs M Barron, 2009 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

Nakamura comments
Nakamura vs Karpov, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Kan. Knight Var (B43) 1-0 Zugzwang commentary
A Samsonkin vs Nakamura, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 31 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: General (A00) 0-1
Nakamura vs Wang Hao, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 0-1 Blitz; see youtube link
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 0-1

Dutch, Leningrad. Warsaw Var (A88) 1-0 R sac, skewer+ next
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 44 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1/2-Chess Network Videos
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q Pawn Game: Levitsky Attack 3...h6 (D00) 1-0 video analysis
Nakamura vs Aronian, 2010 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Bg2 vs Bg7 & Bb7 (A03) 1-0 Extra piece
Nakamura vs L E Johannessen, 2010
(A03) Bird's Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1/2-Good scrap
Nakamura vs Anand, 2011 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vallejo-Pons put up a good fight but Nakamura brought it home.
Nakamura vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 
(A25) English, 59 moves, 1-0

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1-0 N & R on 6th
Nakamura vs Vitiugov, 2012 
(C11) French, 66 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Warsaw (A88) 0-1 Rookery snookery
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2012 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 11 in Fighting Chess w/Hikaru Nakamura by Muller & Stolze
Nakamura vs Grischuk, 2011 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Sarratt/Barry Attack (D00) 1-0 Aimless B, Decoy K
Nakamura vs A Giri, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 83 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed (C84) 0-1 W took a pawn & Black took control
Nakamura vs Aronian, 2015 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 51 moves, 0-1

KID Normal. Rare Defenses (E90) 0-1 Messy
C Holt vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E90) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Nakamura punished for 2.Qh5?!
Nakamura vs A Volokitin, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 0-1 Two hogs on 2nd rank
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz. Shabalov Attk (D45) 1-0 Black miscalcula
Nakamura vs M Muzychuk, 2016 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Dutch Be7 Stonewall 7...Nc6!? (A92) 1-0 Combo cracks author's D
Nakamura vs R Bellin, 2016 
(A92) Dutch, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 0-1 Neither have castled
P V Vishnu vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) 1-0 Too much speed chess?
I Nepomniachtchi vs Nakamura, 2017 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 1-0 Black EG Blooper
Mamedyarov vs Nakamura, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 92 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 0-1 e3 cramps White
Nakamura vs Aronian, 2017 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 54 moves, 0-1

Naka missed the win? -- N screens P from B will promote
Nakamura vs Kasparov, 2017 
(D80) Grunfeld, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anti-Nimzo-Indian/Stonewall (E10) 1-0 Sacs for passers
Le Quang Liem vs Nakamura, 2017 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 75 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 1-0 OCB EG; White K escort
Kasparov vs Nakamura, 2017 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack/Dbl Fio Reti (A06) 1-0 Q+ & fork
Nakamura vs Anand, 2017 
(A06) Reti Opening, 52 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1-0 Connected passers
I Krush vs Nakamura, 2001 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 48 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack: Yugoslav Var (A07) 1-0 RAPID
Nakamura vs Adams, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 46 in Fighting Chess w/Hikaru Nakamura by Muller & Stolze
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A17) English, 54 moves, 0-1

A US champ beats a former Soviet champ.
Vaganian vs Nakamura, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 34 in Fighting Chess w/Hikaru Nakamura by Muller & Stolze
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Sic Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Thematic sacs
Ashley vs Nakamura, 2003 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 1-0 Comfortable EG
Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

3..Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 Bs pair and Rs pair middleg
Nakamura vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 39 moves, 1-0

C-K Def: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1/2- Nakamura states his take
Svidler vs Nakamura, 2009 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. Two Ns Reversed Dragon (A22) 1-0Chipmunk Chess?
Nakamura vs Navara, 2012 
(A22) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 16: Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2011 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

This game made Nakamura the youngest American GM in history
Mulyar vs Nakamura, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

3...Qa5 Main Lines 7.g4 (B01) 0-1 Black K castles by hand!?
Hector vs Nakamura, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 71 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf (B90) 0-1Bad decisions make good stories - sometime
Kamsky vs Nakamura, 2012 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Panov Var (B76) 1-0 risky
Grischuk vs Nakamura, 2012 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Blitz
Nakamura vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2015
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 72 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran Var (D48) 1-0
Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD. Harrwitz Attk. 2 Knts Def Blockade Line (D37) 0-1 obstruct
W So vs Nakamura, 2016 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian. Hungarian Variation (D97) ˇ 1-0
Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2013 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 36 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Korchnoi Attack/London System (A80) 0-1 entombed
B Grachev vs Nakamura, 2010
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 0-1 Threat of Q+ & fork
S B Hansen vs Nakamura, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin Variation (B40) ˇ 0-1
Stripunsky vs Nakamura, 1998 
(B40) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

G21 in Best Attacking Games of 2012-2015 by Naiditsch & Balogh
Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2013 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 40 in Fighting Chess w/Hikaru Nakamura by Muller & Stolze
I Nepomniachtchi vs Nakamura, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Makagonov Var (E71) 0-1 Lopsided
Svidler vs Nakamura, 2013 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 29 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Extra Ps of no use
Nakamura vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

French Def. Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Pawns plus
Nakamura vs Akobian, 2015 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: General (A45) 1-0 Hit the defender (overworked Q)
Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Classical System Traditional (E99) 1-0 Dbl R sac!
W So vs Nakamura, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening: General (A00) 0-1 Pin the attacker
T Hamilton vs Nakamura, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

Van Geet (Dunst) Opening 3.Nxe4 (A00) 1-0 Active White knights
Nakamura vs I Krush, 2011 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Wiesbaden Sharp line (D17) 0-1 8...Bxe4 sac
I Krush vs Nakamura, 2001 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Bc4 vs e5 Uncommon but not strange (B30) 1-0 Active K
Nakamura vs I Krush, 2002 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

o-Grünfeld Defense: Classical (D77) 1/2-1/2 Tidy drawing combo
Bologan vs Nakamura, 2003 
(D77) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, 94 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Harrwitz Attk. Two Knts Def Blockade Line (D37)1-O N snips
Nakamura vs L Bruzon Batista, 2004 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70) ˇ 1-0
Nakamura vs A Gupta, 2016 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Var (A01) 1-0 Blitz N+ fork
Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Reti c4 Double Fianchetto (A07) 1-0
Nakamura vs Bacrot, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Indian Be7, Bb7 (A07) 1-0 Three connected passers
Nakamura vs Bacrot, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Reti Double Fianchetto (A07) 0-1 Black is up two exchanges
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Yugoslav Var (A07) 1-0 Whte controls open lines
Nakamura vs Grigoriants, 2017
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Nf6, Bg7, d5, c5, Nc6, e5 (A07) 1-0 Qside P expansion
Nakamura vs Grigoriants, 2017
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Ne7 Pachman (A07) 1-0 Qside Zwischenzugs for pawns
Nakamura vs Grigoriants, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern Var (A56) 0-1 54...?
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2013 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 61 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 0-1
D Schneider vs Nakamura, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Noteboom Variation 16.f4 (D31) 0-1
J L Hammer vs Nakamura, 2013 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0 Exchang sac
Nakamura vs A Giri, 2012 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80) 0-1 video link
J Rapport vs Nakamura, 2015 
(A80) Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Smith-Morra Gambit (B21) 0-1 A bit of Chicago in Reno
D Moody vs Nakamura, 1999 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 1-0 Qs take a fall
Ni Hua vs Nakamura, 2001 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1 Interference!
Nakamura vs Beliavsky, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Var(A18) 1/2-1/2
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2019 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

1.Nf3 d5 English (A06) 1-0 Bishops playground
Nakamura vs Topalov, 2019 
(A06) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B78) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Robson vs Nakamura, 2019 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 55 moves, 0-1

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 No admission
Akobian vs Nakamura, 2019 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 47 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84) ˇ 1-0
Nakamura vs Ding Liren, 2019 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

QGD: Three Knights. General (D37) 1-0 Back ranker
Nakamura vs Radjabov, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

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