Thursday, July 9, 2009
The new 2009 United States Champion
Hikaru Nakamura, is one of the most talented young Grandmasters today, winning many exciting games and rising up the FIDE rating list.
Yet somehow I have a plus score against him, having drawn our 1st game, and won the second, both at the Chicago Open tournament.
Here is my win, presented with the Chess Publisher:
He could have repeated moves to draw with 18...Rc6, but instead tried an unsound sac attack that I proved to be a win for me with accurate endgame technique.