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Clyde Nakamura
Number of games in database: 25
Years covered: 1985 to 1998
Last FIDE rating: 2089
Overall record: +9 -10 =6 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A45 Queen's Pawn Game (4 games)
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(born Nov-12-1949, died Oct-11-2021, 71 years old) United States of America

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Last updated: 2021-10-19 07:40:07

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Nakamura vs S Roods 1-0191985HawaiiA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. C Nakamura vs D Oshima 1-0381992Match Game #3A43 Old Benoni
3. John Weidemann vs C Nakamura  0-1331993Hawaiian Isle OpenA04 Reti Opening
4. M Herzog vs C Nakamura ½-½211994Hawaii IntA84 Dutch
5. C Nakamura vs E Schiller 0-1521994Hawaii IntB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. C Nakamura vs M Leski 0-1361994Hawaii IntA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. E Schiller vs C Nakamura  1-0481994Hawaii IntA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. C Nakamura vs T Dorsch ½-½411994Hawaii IntA57 Benko Gambit
9. J Eade vs C Nakamura  ½-½181994Hawaii IntA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. J Mont-Reynaud vs C Nakamura  ½-½181994Hawaii IntD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. C Nakamura vs L Busquets  ½-½161994Hawaii IntA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. T Dorsch vs C Nakamura 1-0211994Hawaii IntB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. C Rubsamen vs C Nakamura  0-14519952nd Hawaii InternationalB27 Sicilian
14. P Yasutake vs C Nakamura 0-12619952nd Hawaii InternationalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. C Nakamura vs J Mont-Reynaud 1-02319952nd Hawaii InternationalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. Gufeld vs C Nakamura  1-0271996Hawaii opA30 English, Symmetrical
17. C Nakamura vs W Chavira  1-0451998Saitek US MastersA00 Uncommon Opening
18. I Shtern vs C Nakamura  1-0421998Saitek US MastersC21 Center Game
19. C Nakamura vs M Ardaman  0-1381998Saitek US MastersA00 Uncommon Opening
20. W Orton vs C Nakamura  1-0881998Saitek US MastersC45 Scotch Game
21. T Crispin vs C Nakamura  1-0311998Saitek US MastersB01 Scandinavian
22. C Nakamura vs A Kobernat  1-0291998Saitek US MastersA00 Uncommon Opening
23. O Chernin vs C Nakamura  1-0411998Saitek US MastersA27 English, Three Knights System
24. C Nakamura vs A Caoili 1-0361998Saitek US MastersC00 French Defense
25. C Nakamura vs K Heinola  ½-½431998Saitek US MastersA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
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  Hanada: "The Evil One"
Nov-17-04  BaranDuin: What is his relation with Hikaru Nakamura?
Jan-17-05  tanginamo: [BaranDuin] they're father & son.
Jan-02-06  hidude: <tanginamo> next time, use tags like these: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. This is a free color chart.
May-26-06  midknightblue: Clyde Nakamura, AKA "The Evil One" is a chess player from Hawaii. He is not related to Hikaru Nakamura in any way. Clyde writes a chess column for in which he talks about some of the unusual gambits he enjoys. He likes very unusual gambits and has invented some of his own. He is a former state champion or co-champion, but this was several years ago.
Apr-27-09  Dredge Rivers: So, where's Inky, Blinky, and Stinky?
Apr-27-09  Shams: <Dredge Rivers: So, where's Inky, Blinky, and Stinky?>

nobody born after 1985 will get that.

Apr-27-09  Dredge Rivers: <Shams> So? I don't care about those whippersnappers!

<<<I my day we didn't have cell phones! We had two tin cans and a string!>>> :)

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  GrahamClayton: <midknightblue>Clyde writes a chess column for in which he talks about some of the unusual gambits he enjoys. He likes very unusual gambits and has invented some of his own.

Here is one of Clyde's Chessville columns:

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a game where Clyde plays an unusual gambit on the White side of Alekhine's Defence:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Hawaii"]
[Date "1985.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Nakamura, Clyde"]
[Black "Roods, S"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 ♘f6 2. d4 ♘xe4 3. ♗d3 ♘f6 4. ♗g5 d5 5. ♘d2 e6 6. f4 ♘c6 7. c3 h6 8. ♗h4 ♕d6 9. ♘h3 ♘e4 10. ♘xe4 dxe4 11. ♗xe4 ♗d7 12. O-O ♗e7 13. ♗g3 f5 14. ♕h5+ ♔d8 15. ♗c2 ♗e8 16. ♕e2 ♔d7

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17. ♖ad1 ♖d8 18. d5 exd5 19. ♗xf5+ 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Alekhine Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 1994

Jan-06-16  happyjuggler0: <<> Wow, colors, who knew?>
Jan-06-16  Billy Vaughan: <Shams: <Dredge Rivers: So, where's Inky, Blinky, and Stinky?>

nobody born after 1985 will get that.>


I do and also it's Pinky, not Stinky ;)

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  HeMateMe: That threw me; I knew Stinky was wrong, somehow.

If only Jay Boehner has played this guy on the circuit, we could have some dangerous "Boehner and Clyde" outings.

Jan-09-18  PhilFeeley: <Shams: <Dredge Rivers: So, where's Inky, Blinky, and Stinky?> nobody born after 1985 will get that..>

Some of us born way before that don't get it either.

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  King Street: Clyde Nakamura passed away on October 11, 2021. He inspired many players in Hawaii and online to learn about his unique style and original openings. He was one of the strongest players in Hawaii since the 1970's. He directed many local tournaments in the early years. He stopped playing in tournaments in the late 1990's but began writing columns for Chessville and some small periodicals.

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