Monday, December 10, 2012

Hikaru Nakamura vs Magnus Carlsen - 2012 London Chess Classic

Hikaru Nakamura, America's #1 ranked chess player, plays against Magnus Carlsen, the World's #1 ranked chess player in Round 7 of the 2012 London Chess Classic. Nakamura's e4 is met with the Sicilian Defense by Carlsen. A strongly placed black knight on d5 makes development difficult for the white queenside, thus allowing a forcing tactical combination by Carlsen to take the game quickly from the middlegame to a very simplified and unbalanced endgame. It often occurs that the better player will win the game when an unbalanced position arises. Going into this game, Hikaru Nakamura has never beaten the owner of the highest ever fide chess rating, Magnus Carlsen.

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