Nakamura's Lightning Speed Calculations or a Genius Foresight!?
We all know that beating the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, always requires something special. All the top elite chess players aim to overpower and beat the champ, but in most of the cases, Magnus is just too strong!
However, in the first round of the Magnus invitational tournament on chess24, the speed king and American hero Hikaru Nakamura managed to beat Carlsen in a game which I would like to draw the readers attention.
It is well known that Naka has a minus score against Carlsen and a win for Naka against Magnus is always a great boost for Naka’s fans! But I have not selected this game just for the result and triumph of Nakamura, rather for a deep move played by him, which impressed me a lot!
As a coach for many years now, I always try to understand what is going on in the minds of my students and top players alike. I always try to uncover the mysteries behind the decisions made by chess players.
Let us witness the genius of Hikaru Nakamura in this article!
We join the game, Nakamura vs. Carlsen, in a critical position.