The 2009 US Championship: Nakamura vs Friedel

Welcome to this weekly column, where I hope to keep you entertained! We will be concentrating on recent events, compiling quizzes and hope to throw in the occasional book review from time to time. I hope that you will also participate in this column and your questions about any aspect of chess are welcome. Perhaps I can only find space to answer one or two each week, but don’t let that dissuade you. I hope that this pot-pourri of subjects will please you. The US Championship recently finished in St Louis with a victory for Hikaru Nakamura. Here is one of his wins, playing in the original and energetic style that has made him famous.

4 Responses to “The 2009 US Championship: Nakamura vs Friedel”

  • KT Says:

    Great analysis, but it would be even better if the comments pane were independent of the board frame. This way the board could stay stationary in full view while the reader scrolls down the comments frame. See annotated games for reference.


  • DMPhelps Says:

    Love the format of this blog. Am looking forward to much reading, study, and insight. Thanks!

  • Michael Says:

    Impressive….it will be interesting to see how or if 8 Bd3 is refuted….

  • roy omerez Says:

    a new move in the old line. nice game.

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