Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura Simul

No games lost by the GM, 35 wins, two draws (Henry Ji and Len Molden)!

  GM Nakamura


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(6:30 pm, May 9, 2008 at Richmond Public Library, 180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC)

Born in Japan, Hikaru moved to US at age 2. He started playing chess at age 7, and improved his skill in the Marshall Chess Club of New York City. At age 15 years and 79 days, he gained the grandmaster title, breaking by three months the record of Bobby Fischer for youngest American to have claimed the GM title []. Now age 20, he is currently a visitor to Vancouver, British Columbia.

GM Nakamura (FIDE Info) is generally regarded as an aggressive player who is reluctant to draw games early, having once said in an interview that "there is no point of taking draws". He prefers instead to exploit all prospective winning chances, giving him a style of play described by the U.S. Chess Federation as marked by "astonishing creativity...relentless determination...[the making] of unexpected moves and a will to win". GM Nakamura says the bishop is his favorite chess piece.

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