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Hikaru Nakamura
Number of games in database: 1,255
Years covered: 1995 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2764 (2800 rapid, 2906 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2789
Overall record: +410 -175 =362 (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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (97) 
    B90 B42 B30 B23 B33
 Queen's Pawn Game (49) 
    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 (32) 
    E21 E32 E44 E46 E20
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C67 C89 C78 C95 C65
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 (38) 
    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?]
   Tata Steel (2011)
   Corsica Masters (2007)
   Cap d'Agde (2010)
   Casino de Barcelona (2007)
   Cap d'Agde (2008)
   US Championship (2012)
   Ordix Open (2009)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   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
   Notable Nakamura Games by iron maiden
   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
   Interesting Opening Lines by EruditeEgress
   NAKAMURA'S BEST GAMES by notyetagm
   Nakamura's Noteables voted by members 1/26/08+ by ffpainz

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

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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).


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.


<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.


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.


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); (3) Further details are at this post: Hikaru Nakamura; Live rating list:; Wikipedia article: Hikaru Nakamura

 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,255  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. L Au vs Nakamura 1-043 1997 Hawaii opB83 Sicilian
3. Nakamura vs B Karen 0-152 1997 Nassau FuturityB06 Robatsch
4. Nakamura vs J Bonin  1-036 1997 Marshall Chess ClubC02 French, Advance
5. P MacIntyre vs Nakamura  1-054 1998 US Amateur Team EastA07 King's Indian Attack
6. B Karen vs Nakamura  0-126 1998 Nassau g/30B23 Sicilian, Closed
7. Nakamura vs I Krush 1-062 1998 Cardoza US opB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
8. Stripunsky vs Nakamura 0-143 1998 Marshall Chess ClubB40 Sicilian
9. Bisguier vs Nakamura 0-121 1998 Somerset ACN Action SwissE70 King's Indian
10. S Kriventsov vs Nakamura  1-095 1999 Eastern OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
11. A Hoffman vs Nakamura 0-135 1999 U.S. Open 99E61 King's Indian
12. Wang Yue vs Nakamura 1-0112 1999 Wch U12A04 Reti Opening
13. Nakamura vs M Waxman 1-031 1999 Manhattan CC-chC45 Scotch Game
14. Nakamura vs J Fang 0-121 1999 Eastern Class- chB06 Robatsch
15. Nakamura vs G Gaiffe 1-054 1999 U.S. Open (5)B23 Sicilian, Closed
16. D Schneider vs Nakamura 0-153 1999 Manhattan CC-chB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. D Moody vs Nakamura 0-120 1999 U.S. OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
18. Wojtkiewicz vs Nakamura 1-042 1999 U.S. OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. S Kriventsov vs Nakamura  1-024 1999 Rated TournamentB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Nakamura vs O Adu  1-037 1999 Washington Eastern opB54 Sicilian
21. A David vs Nakamura  1-025 1999 World opB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
22. Nakamura vs A Aleksandrov  ½-½60 1999 U.S. OpenC47 Four Knights
23. R Byrne vs Nakamura ½-½22 2000 New York State-chD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
24. Nakamura vs J Friedel 1-067 2000 New Hampshire op 50thC45 Scotch Game
25. C Balogh vs Nakamura 0-1115 2000 Elekes mem IMB23 Sicilian, Closed
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Oct-12-14  Strongest Force: I always appreciate your comments, SR.
Oct-12-14  Jambow: Apology accepted <HeMateMe> no hard feelings I should have been more tactful regardless.

<perfidious> is hiding from me by having me on ignore, then says I don't have guts classic. I would be happy to deal with him on his own page not here, if someone wants to repost this. My apologies to all who are here for Nakamura.

Nakamura joins a large group in the lead in Baku today as Gelfand and Caruana both lost today. Haven't went over the games but hopefully he is returning to form. Keep in mind even off form he holds a top ten spot.

Oct-12-14  Jambow: Ok Nakamura fans Kasimdzhanov went down in only 24 moves from the black side of a Lopez with at the very least material lost and mate threats on the back rank.

Nice game Nakamura.

Oct-12-14  schweigzwang: Ok Nakamura fans, click here and scroll down to the Round 9 videos list for a link to a convo between Sutovsky and Nakamura following the press conference.

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  tpstar: TPSTAR & FRIENDS

Lights out like you late on the electric bill
Look at my paperwork, I’m known for totin’ gas for real

Like a English class, I’m ‘bout my paperwork
You got cash, I do the hit and I’m a’ make it hurt

You smoke a bag of line while they smoking on the dirt/ And count my money while the b**** s**** me like a Slurpee

Michael “Big’Mike” Brown, “Lights Out”

Greetings and salutations, homies! Our hero remains a solid top ten player, ever since the live ratings have been done fairly.

The Sinquefield Cup (2014) was the strongest tournament in chess history, featuring six of the top ten players in a double round robin, and served its purpose by making the entire world even more envious of the US (as if that were even possible). At the opening ceremony, sponsor Rex Sinquefield started things out just right by telling the participants, “I welcome you into my heart with love.” Magnus “Honey Buns” Carlsen was the clear favorite, as he had the most modeling experience, followed by Levon “God Bless Armenia Buns” Aronian who looked to be in good form. The inclusion of Fabiano “Soft Buns” Caruana and Maxime “Hot Cross Buns” Vachier-Lagrave ensured that this would be the thinnest chess tournament in world history by far. Rounding out the field were Veselin “Vampire Buns” Topalov, the old man of the group fresh from a gold medal performance at the Olympiad and still widely revered for his unique role in saving the chess world from gloom despair and agony on us (whoa), and of course Hikaru “Burger Buns” Nakamura was America’s top gun. For the live coverage, Jennifer “Valley” Shahade toned it down a notch while Yasser “Valium” Seirawan toned it up a notch, then Maurice “Money” Ashley was engaging as always. The addition of bubbly blonde Teryn Schaefer was a huge hit as most chess fans never listened to a word she said but kept their eyes glued on her the whole time. Local restaurants served the Carlsen Walrus Special for the crush of Norwegian media who kept gaggling and giggling about Magnus being a top model. For the off day, organizers considered a day trip to nearby historic Ferguson but cancelled their plans as several players might have been mistaken for White Hispanic, and then Nakamura really is White Hispanic.

1) Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 A QGD Slav where White seemed better, then Naka steered the late middlegame toward tricknology territory but Black held the balance.

2) Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 Nakamura finally gets White against Carlsen who played an unconventional Ruy Lopez with 3 ... g6. White had a promising position but Black sacrificed for perpetual check. At least Mag is finding it more difficult to bully Naka's emotion.

3) Topalov vs Nakamura, 2014 Naka surprisingly missed a big shot with 21 ... Bxf2+! and then Topa brutally smushed him in return.

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  tpstar: 4) M Vachier-Lagrave vs Nakamura, 2014 A Ruy Lopez Closed where Black held nicely albeit uneventfully.

5) Nakamura vs Caruana, 2014 Caruana started out 4/4 and then outplayed Nakamura in Round 5, with creative middlegame play featuring nicely centralized Knights leading to a crushing RR vs Q continuation. As per usual, Naka played it out too long. Check out the great picture!

6) Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014 A Ruy Lopez Berlin Rio where they blitzed out the opening play but ultimately traded down to a drawn Q vs Q ending.

7) Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2014 Oh my, Palestinians were dancing in the streets over this disaster. Naka tried a hybrid variation with 10 ... e5?! & 11 ... Na6?! but the parts did not mix well and this one was over quickly. Afterward Naka asked Magnus about 10 ... e5?! and he replied, "Udugelig."

8) Nakamura vs Topalov, 2014 Nakamura's second loss to Topalov, this one as White in a Ruy Lopez Berlin where Topa showed nice endgame skill.

9) Caruana vs Nakamura, 2014 A lucky escape for Nakamura when high-flying Caruana missed a three ply win right at time control (40. Rxg6+! Rxg6 41. e6) and then Naka's tenacity held the draw.

10) Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 A typical Sicilian with a big hole at d5 where White looks great but can't make anything out of it.

At the closing ceremony, the guest of honor was supposed to be the store clerk who got strong-armed and robbed by Michael “Gentle Giant” Brown but he was still in protective hiding after receiving death threats. Anyway, congratulations to Kool Mo Fab for starting 7/7 and finishing in clear First with an astounding 8.5/10 against top flight competition. Meanwhile, Carlsen explained his mere Second Place finish because he was hiding prep, also the tournament hall clearly did not have enough air to go around. Irregardless, Carlsen Fanboys wore their black bras in mourning as this was the first event in years where Carlsen was only +1, yet Carlsen’s fan base was relieved it was over so he could stop playing chess and get back to modeling already.

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  tpstar: Reverend Jesse Jackson stopped by during the event to promote himself, I mean his causes, also to raise money for himself, I mean his causes. In an exclusive interview with Maurice Ashley, Jackson encouraged chess among juniors and students as anyone could improve regardless of their race, and race truly didn’t matter in chess since chess is a raceless game. Then Jackson said there should be more black people in chess, as there aren’t enough black people in chess so we must have more black people in chess. Ashley gave a puzzled look, then Jackson argued that chess is racist because White pieces constantly oppress Black pieces, proving White Privilege. Ashley gave another puzzled look, then Jackson claimed that the term “checkmate” is somehow derived from “slavemaster” so all chess players are racist against blacks. Ashley gave a really puzzled look, then Jackson muttered, “Oh you white people are all the same.” Jackson ended by imploring all men to become better parents, teaching their children right, then he made his annual obligatory visit to his illegitimate child and later saw his son in jail.

Law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri have responded to stinging allegations of police brutality through an innovative “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” policy. At a recent Michael Brown rally, star witness Dorian Johnson spun his tale of the gentle giant spreading the word of Jesus Christ through his street ministry until some racist cop shot him in the back many times in a hate crime because he was black. The peaceful protests turned violent (same as it ever was) when rioters looted local stores; business owners watched in horror as police stood there with their arms in the air saying “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” while their personal property was stolen and rioters made off with free stuff. Then a second group of rioters stole from the first group of rioters, who wanted the police to get their free stuff back, but cops stood there with their arms in the air saying “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” Then a third group of rioters stole from the first two groups, who wanted their free stuff back, but authorities still stood there with their arms in the air saying “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” When it became clear how the police wouldn’t intervene, the three groups of rioters starting shooting each other. This fresh approach is expected to dramatically reduce the dreaded “White Man Kills Black Child” narrative which happens at least once per year, while reinforcing President Obama’s “Spread the Wealth Through Free Stuff” doctrine.

Wesley “American Buns” So is flourishing as an American, with an American coach at an American college on an American scholarship. Someday he will marry an American girl and buy an American home and have lots of American babies, living the American dream, And if you think Wesley will trade the freedom and comfort of the US for the squalor and torment of RP, then you are out of your mind, just like you have been for the last six years and the last six thousand pages. Meanwhile, the same supporters who drove Wesley So off his own page – yes, the same supporters who drove Wesley So off his own page – want the USCF to pay Wesley $50,000 per month for his services, plus they expect Susan Polgar to recruit Garry Kasparov as Wesley’s personal coach, proving the conventional wisdom that the surest way to promote Wesley So is posting death threats on a CHESS SITE while attacking white people with baseball bats. In a related development, Oliver Barbosa missed the 2009 SPICE Cup due to lack of funding.

Congratulations to the peace-loving nation of Israel who crushed Hamas with the world watching, spanking those Palestinian terrorists right in da booty. In response, terrorist sympathizers on the Kenneth Rogoff page continue to claim how they are not anti-Semitic even though they constantly attack Israel – day after day, week after week, month after month – but oh no, that does not mean they are anti-Semitic. One more time, just because they want every last Jew in Israel to die a horrible death does NOT mean they are anti-Semitic. Glad we cleared that up.

The global threat of Carslen Fanboyism is indeed upon us as ISIS sweeps through the Middle East beheading American men and pregnant women. Islamic radicals remain upset over an obscure YouTube video from two years ago, thus they took to the streets chanting “Death to America” and “Praise Allah” and “Go Carlsen.” ISIS is currently recruiting British nationals to attack chess professionals online, with a particular interest in known criminals tied to a chronic substance abuse problem who claim that doctors don’t know how to treat cirrhosis, along with anyone vulnerable yet daft enough to believe Oasis is a legendary music group.

Good luck to Nakamura as he competes on the elite circuit while taking a clear stand against anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism and anti-Nakamuraism. Until we meet again, this is <tpstar> signing off from the land of the free and the home of the brave. Go Nakamura!

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  Colonel Mortimer: Dr Death out promenading his pet racism as usual.

There's only so much hate you can internalise..

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  TheFocus: <tpstar> wow. That will definitely be nominated for Post of the Year!

You really exposed the hypocrites of the Rogaine page.

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  perfidious: 'Like a Slurpee'? Awright!
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  chancho: Nakamura mentioned in his interview with Sutovsky that the difference in Carlsen and Caruana at the moment is their ability to convert a winning position to a win.

Naka said that if Carlsen has an eval of +2, he practically never misses in converting to a full point, whereas Naka mentioned his two escapes from losing positions to Caruana.

Oct-13-14  SugarDom: And i never saw Carlsen makes so many mistakes like Caruana in a losing game.
Oct-13-14  schweigzwang: Oh do we have an old Hee-Haw aficionado in our midst? I mean besides me.
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  Absentee: Almost never: Carlsen vs Aronian, 2014.
Oct-13-14  Strongest Force: Maybe Nak will keep the lights on and the landlord happy for another couple of months with whatever he wins...
Oct-13-14  SirRuthless: Just block them all. That's what I did. Problems solved.
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  zanzibar: I have to say, I thought Rogoff was the proper de facto forum for general non-FIDE politics.

I'm confused how it migrated over here.

The old cliche - time and place for everything.

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  Absentee: You're right, this crap shouldn't be on this page. Apologies.
Oct-14-14  SirRuthless: T-3 in GP Baku. A nice result but could have been better, could have been worse. Given the questionable opening play with white 4/6 games it is a fine result. Hopefully next time Nak gets an extra black then. Onward!
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  chancho: Naka acquitted himself quite well in Baku.

I hope he does even better at Tashkent.

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  HeMateMe: Isn't the next grand prix in Iran?
Oct-14-14  Jambow: Apologies accepted, Nakamura made a descent showing if not a great one. He also showed some of his form here and there.

Nakamura hopefully is turning it around a bit, but even in his obvious slump he still didn't fall out of the top ten. Nak is solidly a top dog hope fully he will make yet another step.

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  Shams: <Absentee> <For the life of me, I can't understand how someone can, in good faith...>

Precisely there is your mistake: there is no good faith with people who do that.

Oct-15-14  SirRuthless: Can you guys please take this debate elsewhere? The Rogoff page is where this geopolitical prattle belongs.
Oct-19-14  Jambow: <SirRuthless> OK I took your advice and blocked the whole group and the stench went away, thanks. Better than air freshener, the maturity and IQ both increased tremendously.

I still have hope Nakamura can elevate his game to another level, yet reality says it seems less likely than it once did.

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