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Nakamura 
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Hikaru Nakamura
Number of games in database: 1,251
Years covered: 1995 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2764 (2800 rapid, 2906 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2789
Overall record: +409 -175 =359 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      308 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (97) 
    B90 B42 B30 B23 B33
 Queen's Pawn Game (48) 
    A45 D00 E00 A50 D05
 Queen's Gambit Declined (35) 
    D31 D37 D38 D30 D35
 French Defense (35) 
    C02 C11 C10 C16 C00
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E21 E44 E46 E20 E32
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C67 C78 C89 C65 C95
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (136) 
    B90 B92 B30 B42 B23
 King's Indian (70) 
    E97 E90 E63 E94 E92
 Sicilian Najdorf (46) 
    B90 B92 B99 B94 B96
 French Defense (40) 
    C11 C03 C12 C10 C04
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C67 C78 C80 C65 C60
 Slav (30) 
    D10 D17 D11 D15 D12
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 0-1
   Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 0-1
   Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 0-1
   Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012 1-0
   Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 0-1
   G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 0-1
   Nakamura vs Robson, 2012 1-0
   Anand vs Nakamura, 2011 0-1
   Beliavsky vs Nakamura, 2009 0-1
   Nakamura vs T Hillarp Persson, 2005 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship (2012)
   Cap d'Agde (2010)
   Corsica Masters (2007)
   Casino de Barcelona (2007)
   Cap d'Agde (2008)
   Tata Steel (2011)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   Ordix Open (2009)
   Geneva Chess Masters (2013)
   34th World Open (2006)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Ordix Open (2008)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura by kenilworthian
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   Hikaru! by larrewl
   Match Nakamura! by amadeus
   King's Indian Defense(2) by Volcach
   Art of War's favorite games 7 by Art of War
   Selected Tournaments and Favorite Games (2011) a by partien
   NAKAMURA'S BEST GAMES by notyetagm
   Nakamura's Noteables voted by members 1/26/08+ by ffpainz
   Interesting Opening Lines by EruditeEgress

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HIKARU NAKAMURA
(born Dec-09-1987, 26 years old) Japan (citizen of United States of America)

[what is this?]
IM (2001); GM (2003); 3-time US Champion (2004, 2009 and 2012); world #1 rapid, blitz and bullet player, world #7 player (of the standard time game - September 2014).

Prodigy

Christopher Hikaru Nakamura was born December 9, 1987 in Hirakata in Osaka, Japan, and is the younger brother of Asuka Nakamura. When he was two years old he and his family moved to the United States. He started playing chess when he was four, coached by his stepfather, Sunil Weeramantry. He was the youngest player in US history to defeat an International Master (Jay R Bonin) in a USCF-rated game (10 years, 0 months), to become a National Master (USCF) (10 years 79 days), to defeat a Grandmaster (Arthur Bisguier) in a USCF-rated game (10 years, 117 days), and to become an IM (13 years 2 months), although most of these records have subsequently been surpassed. In 2003 he became the USA's youngest-ever grandmaster (15 years 2 months and 19 days), a record later broken by Fabiano Caruana and Ray Robson.

Championships

<Youth> In 2001 he won the World U14 championship.

<National> When he won the Chessmaster US Championships 2005 (2004) (on tiebreak from Alexander Stripunsky), he was the youngest player to win the US championship since Robert James Fischer. He also won the US Championship (2009) outright by half a point ahead of the joint runners-up Robert Lee Hess and Alexander Onischuk, and the US Championship (2012) outright by a full point ahead of the winner of the 2010 and 2011 events, Gata Kamsky.

<World championship cycle> Seeded number 87 and aged 16, Nakamura reached the final 16 in the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), defeating 46th seed Sergey Volkov, 19th seeded Alexey Aleksandrov, and 51st seed Alexander Lastin in the preliminary rounds before bowing out to number 3 seed and finalist Michael Adams in the round of 16. He qualified to play in the World Cup (2013) through his rating, and defeated Peruvian WGM Deysi Estela Cori Tello in the first round, Azeri GM Eltaj Safarli in the second round and Indian GM Baskaran Adhiban in the third round, but was eliminated in the Round of 16 (fourth round) by Ukrainian GM Anton Korobov.

<Grand Prix Series 2012-2013> He started the Grand Prix series with last at the FIDE Grand Prix London (2012). After bouncing back into contention with outright second in the FIDE Grand Prix Zug (2013), a poor showing at the FIDE Grand Prix Thessaloniki (2013) eliminated him from contention for the top 2 spots that will qualify for the 2014 Candidates Tournament. (1) He did however place 3rd behind Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand in the FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013) to accumulate 300 GP points and place 6th in the 2012-13 Grand Prix series. Subsequently, his only chance to play in the 2014 Candidates Tournament was to be nominated as the Organizer's wild card once the venue was settled, however this did not eventuate.

Standard tournaments

In 2005, he won the 7th Foxwoods Open (2005).

In 2007, he won both the National Open (2007) that was held in Las Vegas and the Casino de Barcelona (2007).

The following year, he beat Bu Xiangzhi in the play-off to win the Gibraltar (2008) Masters Open with 8.0/10.

Nakamura tied for first with Evgeny Najer at the World Open (2009) after taking two last-day byes, each worth half a point and won the Donostia Chess Festival (2009) in tiebreak over Ruslan Ponomariov.

In 2010, he came =4th at Corus (2010), and was equal top scorer in the victorious Rising Stars team in the Rising Stars - Experience (2010) tournament. He scored 5/9 (+1 -0 =8) at the Tal Memorial (2010), placing =4th, and finished the year with =4th place in the London Chess Classic (2010).

Nakamura began 2011 by taking clear first place at the A-Group of the prestigious category 20 Tata Steel (2011) (formerly Corus) with a 9/13 score (+6 -1 =6) and a 2880 performance rating, ahead of a powerful field including the world's top four players: World Champion Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. In June 2011, Nakamura placed =3rd in the Bazna King's Tournament (2011), in July he scored 4.5/10 at Dortmund (2011), in August he came =1st in the 2011 US Open Championship with 7.5/9 and in October he came =3rd in the 4th Bilbao Masters (2011) with 5/10. The following month, he suffered a lapse in form at the category 22 Tal Memorial (2011), scoring 3/9 and coming last but recovered to finish 2011 with second place behind Kramnik at the category 20 London Chess Classic (2011), scoring +4 -1 =3 (TPR of 2887).

He started 2012 by coming =2nd (4th on count back) at the Reggio Emilia (2011), half a point behind Anish Giri, and then came =5th at Tata Steel (2012), scoring 7.5/13 (+3 -1 =9). He followed up in April 2012 with 1st at the 6th Annual Grand Pacific Open held in British Columbia. He competed in the Tal Memorial (2012) held in June, scoring 4/9. In July/August 2012, Nakamura placed a solid =3rd at the Biel Chess Festival (2012), but underperformed at the 28th European Club Cup (2012), although in October 2012, he recovered to some extent by winning the 4 player double round robin 16th Unive Tournament (2012) (crown group) with 4.5/6 (+3 -0 =3). Nakamura finished 2012 with a strong 3rd placement in the London Chess Classic (2012) behind Carlsen and Kramnik, adding enough rating points to restore him to the top 10.

2013 started with a modest 7/13 result for outright 6th at the Tata Steel (2013) event. He then followed up in May 2013 with equal 2nd at the Norway Chess Tournament (2013) with 5.5/9, half a point behind Sergey Karjakin and 3rd on tiebreak behind Carlsen; he also placed =2nd with 6/9 at the preliminary Norway Chess Tournament (Blitz) (2013) held to determine the draw for the main tournament, and earned the right to play with the White pieces in 5 games out of 9. In June 2013, he contested the category 22 Tal Memorial (2013), and was outright leader after 6 rounds. However, he lost the last 3 game to place 6th with 4.5/9, winning more games (4) and losing more games (4) than any other player in the tournament. Soon after, he came =3rd in the Houston Open in July 2013. In September he played in the quadrangular double round robin category 22 Sinquefield Cup (2013), and was in contention for first place until the last round, when he drew against Gata Kamsky finishing second with 3.5/6 (+2 -1 =3; TPR 2863) behind Magnus Carlsen.

Nakamura's first event in 2014 was the category 20 Tata Steel (2014) where he scored 5/11 (+2 -3 =6) to shed a few rating points for FIDE's February rating list. He next competed in the category 23 Zurich Chess Challenge (2014) in which he placed 4th with 2/5 after coming agonisingly close to defeating World Champion Magnus Carlsen. He came 2nd with 3.5/5 in the Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2014) which followed the standard time event, to remain in 4th in the overall event with the results of the standard and rapid events combined. In April, he participated in the inaugural Gashimov Memorial (2014), a category XXII 6-player DRR event inaugurated in honor of the late Azeri grandmaster, scoring 5/10 and placing =3rd behind Carlsen and Caruana.

Team Events

<Olympiads> Nakamura has represented the U.S. in the Olympiads of 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, helping his country to the bronze medal in 2006 and 2008. He scored 6/10 during the Chess Olympiad (2010) on top board for the USA and a performance rating of 2741 and 6/9 in the Chess Olympiad (2012), coming in fourth on top board. His overall score in Olympiads is 30.5 points accumulated in 48 games played.

<World Team Championship> Nakamura played board 1 for the USA at the FIDE World Team Championship (2013), winning individual silver and helping his team to 4th place in the event.

<European Club Cup> In October 2013, he played top board for the Italian team O.R. Padova in the European Club Cup (2013), and won individual bronze, his team placing 10th. In September 2013, he played board 2 for the Italian team Obiettivo Risarcimento which also placed 10th.

Rapids

Nakamura is one of the world's best rapid and blitz players, and the world's best bullet (one-minute) player. He regularly plays on the internet, usually at the ICC where he is the highest rated player (userid <Smallville>), and at Playchess, where he is known as <Star Wars>. He has set many rating records under different categories. In 2008, he challenged and broke blitz king Alexander Grischuk ’s record at ICC of 3737, reaching 3750. Grischuk subsequently challenged Nakamura to a 20 game 3 minutes blitz match, which Nakamura took out convincingly by 14.5-5.5. (2) He also won the first ICC Open in 2011 ahead of over 2000 other contestants. (3)

In 2007, he won the annual Corsica Masters (2007), defeating Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the final. One of the most convincing demonstrations of Nakamura’s ability as a rapid player was when he won the Cap d'Agde (2008), defeating Bu Xiangzhi, Anatoly Karpov and Vassily Ivanchuk in the playoff matches to take first prize in a field that included Carlsen. Nakamura also defeated Carlsen to take out the BNbank Blitz (2009). He was runner-up to Ivanchuk at the Cap d'Agde (2010) in the playoff. He also defeated Rising Stars team mate Anish Giri for the right to play at Amber 2011.

In 2012, Nakamura won the trifecta of silver medals at the SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid) (2012), the World Mind Games (Men's Blitz) and the World Mind Games (Men's Blindfold) events. He closed out 2013 by winning the London Chess Classic (Knockout) (2013), defeating Gelfand in the final by 1.5-0.5, after qualifying for the final by winning the preliminary London Chess Classic (Group C) (2013).

In June 2014, he competed in both the FIDE World Rapid Championship (2014) and the FIDE World Blitz Championship (2014) that were held in Dubai. In the former, he scored a relatively meager 8.5/15, losing 40 rapid rating points, while he was much more successful in the latter, scoring 16/21, being the runner up by a point behind the winner Magnus Carlsen. His blitz rating skyrocketed to over 2900.

He authored the book Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate.

Matches

In December 2004, Nakamura played the best-of-six game Karjakin - Nakamura Match (2004) in the "Duelo de los Jovenes Prodigios" (Duel of the Wonder Boys) in Cuernavaca, Estado de Morelos, Mexico, winning 4.5-1.5 (+4 -1 =1). In May 2011 at the St Louis chess club, he won the Nakamura - Ponomariov Match (2011) by 3.5-2.5 (+2 =3 -1). In June 2014, he played for the Cez Trophy Navara - Nakamura Match (2014) in Praha, Czechia, which involved a 4-game standard time match against David Navara. He won the match by 3.5-0.5.

960 Chess

In August 2009, Nakamura defeated Aronian in Mainz, Germany to become the 960 World Champion and remains unchallenged as such.

Ratings and rankings

As of 1 September 2014, Nakamura's ratings were:

<Standard> 2782, maintaining his position as the top ranking player in the Americas. He is the #7 player in the world;

<Rapid> 2800 (world #9); and

<Blitz> 2906 (world #2).

Sources and references

(1) Wikipedia article: FIDE Grand Prix 2012–2013 (2) http://dod.ru/chess/game/Crest/Smal...; (3) Further details are at this post: Hikaru Nakamura; Live rating list: http://www.2700chess.com/; Wikipedia article: Hikaru Nakamura


 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,253  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Predescu vs Nakamura 1-064 1995 U.S. National Scholastic Grade 2 ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
2. Nakamura vs J Bonin  1-036 1997 Marshall Chess ClubC02 French, Advance
3. Nakamura vs B Karen 0-152 1997 Nassau FuturityB06 Robatsch
4. L Au vs Nakamura 1-043 1997 Hawaii opB83 Sicilian
5. B Karen vs Nakamura  0-126 1998 Nassau g/30B23 Sicilian, Closed
6. Bisguier vs Nakamura 0-121 1998 Somerset ACN Action SwissE70 King's Indian
7. Nakamura vs I Krush 1-062 1998 Cardoza US opB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
8. P MacIntyre vs Nakamura  1-054 1998 US Amateur Team EastA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Stripunsky vs Nakamura 0-143 1998 Marshall Chess ClubB40 Sicilian
10. Nakamura vs J Fang 0-121 1999 Eastern Class- chB06 Robatsch
11. Nakamura vs G Gaiffe 1-054 1999 U.S. Open (5)B23 Sicilian, Closed
12. Nakamura vs O Adu  1-037 1999 Washington Eastern opB54 Sicilian
13. D Schneider vs Nakamura 0-153 1999 Manhattan CC-chB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. D Moody vs Nakamura 0-120 1999 U.S. OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
15. Wojtkiewicz vs Nakamura 1-042 1999 U.S. OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. S Kriventsov vs Nakamura  1-024 1999 Rated TournamentB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. A David vs Nakamura  1-025 1999 World opB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. Nakamura vs A Aleksandrov  ½-½60 1999 U.S. OpenC47 Four Knights
19. S Kriventsov vs Nakamura  1-095 1999 Eastern OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
20. A Hoffman vs Nakamura 0-135 1999 U.S. Open 99E61 King's Indian
21. Nakamura vs M Waxman 1-031 1999 Manhattan CC-chC45 Scotch Game
22. Wang Yue vs Nakamura 1-0112 1999 Wch U12A04 Reti Opening
23. Nakamura vs Efimenko  ½-½27 2000 KasparovChess Cadet GP netC17 French, Winawer, Advance
24. Nakamura vs G Zaichik 0-159 2000 World OpenB15 Caro-Kann
25. Efimenko vs Nakamura 1-040 2000 KasparovChess Cadet GP netB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-20-12  kamalakanta: Nakamura is WC caliber. Just a matter of time....and hunger; he must be hungry for it. I feel he wants it more than Carlsen does.
Jan-20-12  jombar: <frogbert> Thanks for the understanding. Naka is getting a little better. Interesting game tomorrow, Naka vs Radjabov. If Naka wins he gets my nod. If he loses, it will only support my view on Naka: that he is mediocre, a Pavel, capable of around 2760-ish player at his peak performance. That is if you compare him with Aronian or Carlsen as a yardstick of chess abilities. Naka looks mediocre standing next to them.
Jan-20-12  MORPHYEUS: What if Naka just draws?
Jan-20-12  James Bowman: http://main.uschess.org/content/vie...

Here are some interesting comments as to what transpired between Kasparov and Nakamura, from Nakamura's perspective.

If someone has already posted this sorry for repeating it. Also I attempted to cut and paste the relevent paragraph, but it wouldn't allow it.

Nakamura now has two convincing wins in Wijk too it looks like he has also removed himself, from the Gelfand client list.

Hopefully he can do the same to Svidler and Carlsen. I guess Ivanchuk has a nice record between them too but I suspect that has more to do with chance than any mismatch of styles and strength.

Aronian so far is putting in his most convincing performance that I can recall.

Go Nakamura !!!

Jan-20-12  King Death: < jombar: If Naka...loses, it will only support my view on Naka: that he is mediocre, a Pavel, capable of around 2760-ish player at his peak performance. That is if you compare him with Aronian or Carlsen as a yardstick of chess abilities. Naka looks mediocre standing next to them.>

Why don't you camp out over on <frogbert>'s page where you can agree to be jealous of Nakamura forever? It's funny how even with all of the last year's ups and downs Nakamura is in that 2760 range you're talking about. Yeah, totally mediocre for somebody like you who's what? 3550?

Jan-20-12  Agent Bouncy: Don't bother responding to jombar. You're playing into his hands. Isn't it obvious the only thing he's trying to do is get under your skin?
Jan-21-12  timhortons: thats the way it is in the big league, win some, draw some, and loss a little:)

go nak!

Jan-21-12  King Death: The "mediocre 2750 player" drew another one today. If I were only as bad as Nakamura.
Jan-21-12  JoergWalter: <King Death: If I were only as bad as Nakamura.>

in hunting chicks?

I don't think anybody of us here is in the position close to his chess ability.

Oops, sorry there is one here = <Andrew James>. How careless from my side

Jan-21-12  King Death: <jombar> seems to have just about disappeared again now that Nakamura's put together a couple of wins. Imagine that. It's a sure thing he comes back out of the woodwork after his "favorite" player loses a game or pulls one out.
Jan-22-12  jombar: Ad hominem are trademarks of several users of Naka page to cover their lack of sound argument. Keep all discussions and comments on Naka. That's what this site was created for.

For those who don't know what ad hominem mean, I will define it as such: attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his argument; an attempt to negate the truth of a claim by pointing out a negative characteristic or belief of the person supporting it; involves insulting or belittling one's opponent in order to attack his claim or invalidate his argument.

Jan-22-12  jombar: BTW, I have beaten Naka more than once on blitz chess.
Jan-22-12  King Death: <jombar> maybe somebody should explain what the idea of bringing a constructive contribution here is, as opposed to your constant strawman arguments by cutting down Nakamura with blanket statements.

There I said it. Now go cry to the admins some more.

Jan-22-12  jombar: This is a site to make comments or criticism on Naka. There will be many perspectives on Naka and that should be a blessing for everyone here (as long as it's not racist or obscene, etc). But no one should be personally attacked for making their perspectives or argument, especially a place where perspectives are welcome. To do so is clearly ad hominem. This site was created for people to share their views and perspectives. Unless you're a bigot or hate democracy. So please keep discussions and comments on Naka or the argument on Naka, but don't attack the person making it. That's ad hominem and bigotry.
Jan-22-12  King Death: <jombar> Which in other words entitles you to make strawman arguments because you can't stand the kid for whatever reason. A little jealous of that 2750 patzer are you? Like you said he'll never amount to anything.

Go get a life.

Jan-22-12  jombar: <kingdeath> You are a bigot and full of ad hominem. This site welcomes differ perspectives on Naka. That's what it was created for.
Jan-22-12
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  WannaBe: Sounds like some W. So posters found out how to navigate to another page.
Jan-22-12  MORPHYEUS: I beg to differ but we can smell a troll a mile away.

Calling <Nakamura> repeatedly "mediocre" like a broken record can't be considered constructive.

Jan-22-12  TiburcioTinio: Wannabe thinks he's superior to w.so posters. Look at how he talks.
Jan-22-12  frogbert: <Calling <Nakamura> repeatedly "mediocre" like a broken record can't be considered constructive.>

no, it doesn't sound particularly constructive.

jombar, did you respond to any of the points i mentioned in my first reply to you? for your convenience, here they are one more time:

---

your comments about nakamura and carlsen here and on the carlsen page appear over-simplifying and more negative to naka's prospects and actual achievements than the evidence hints at - in my opinion.

for instance, naka isn't far behind aronian at the same age, measured by rating and results. while there still are several elements of nakamura's chess that need to be polished and mature, he's managed to accomplish quite a lot already without the backing that players from russia, ukraine and armenia have - in terms of culture and a broad elite player group.

also, seeing how major steps forward naka has made in the last few years, it appears odd to dismiss future improvements out of hand. it's quite natural if naka needs a year to stabilize at his current level; aronian took several years to move on from a 2750-ish level, for instance. even if naka himself appears a bit impatient, why shouldn't <we> allow him a little time to grow accustomed to being top 10-ish?

---

to sum it up, here are the points you could consider:

1) actual successes per today
2) similarity to aronian re when he hit the elite
3) very clear improvements over the past 2-3 years

why shouldn't the above grant naka some more time to demonstrate his potential? referring to someone who touches top 10 as "mediocre" sounds more than a little harsh, doesn't it?

<Thanks for the understanding.>

i understand very well what it means to be subjected to ad hominems. it's not very pleasant, and it doesn't bring any "discussion" anywhere. but claims and views that seem to <lack reasonable justification> necessarily run a high risk for being categorized as trolling. i'm sure you're able to understand that too.

i don't mind discussing your views, as long as you provide some reasoning to back them up. but if you refrain from doing that, i will lose interest quickly and simply don't care much about what you would post. which is fine, i guess. :o)

Jan-22-12  frogbert: <WannaBe: Sounds like some W. So posters >

wannabe so?

not very constructive, either. but nobody cares, obviously.

Jan-22-12  King Death: <WannaBe>'s all right even with those wascally wabbit ears.
Jan-22-12  timhortons: its a draw !

how many rating points nak will get in this tournament:) he reap some last time , and once more this time...

Jan-22-12  jombar: <frogbert> Isn't this site created for differ perspectives, opinions and discussions on Naka? But who said every opinion on Naka has to be "constructive?" The site's guidelines never mention "only constructive criticisms on Naka are welcome." To disagree is fine and welcome but to attack the person saying it is bigotry and ad hominem. BTW, I never said Naka can't improve. Sure he could. But how much?
Jan-22-12  jombar: Let me quote this note from cg admins below the web page that everybody should read: "NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player (Naka) and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café." And "3.) No personal attacks against other users."
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